Féile na Gaeilge
Irish Language Day
Exploring Neighborhood and Community Through Language
Sunday, April 26 | 12 pm - 6:30 pm
$20 students and seniors / $28 member / $35 non-member
Your registration includes a ticket to the screening of Men At Lunch at 4:30 pm. Click here for details.
We have 4 levels this year:
Absolute Beginner | Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced
Let’s visit the heart of Hell’s Kitchen and explore one of New York City’s famed neighborhoods, as Gaeilge.
An area traditionally known for its large Irish-American population and rough character, Hell’s Kitchen has experienced significant urban renewal since the 1980s and is now home to a thriving arts scene. This Féile na Gaeilge, come celebrate the Irish language through an exploration of IAC’s neighborhood, or comharsanacht, of Hell’s Kitchen. Part walking tour of the area, part discussion of your neighborhood, and a whole lot of fun, language enthusiasts will be immersed in language sessions, conversation, workshops, and more.
After you’ve learned specific vocabulary and phrases, you’ll enjoy a stop at the historical Landmark Tavern to discuss what you’ve seen that day!
We’ll send you a survey once you’ve signed up for Irish Language Day to ensure we place you in the right level (Absolute Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced).
The classes this year are:
Absolute Beginners: Irish Language in Film, the Irish Anthem
Beginners: Irish Myths and Legends, Irish Proverbs
Intermediate: Geneology of Irish Tribes, Irish Stories
Advanced: Irish Immigrants in New York, Irish Song
The options for the Walking Tour workshops are:
Hell's Kitchen Walk-About (Absolute Beginner-Beginner)
Irish Poetry inspired by Hell's Kitchen (Absolute Beginner-Beginner)
The Gangs of Hell's Kitchen (Intermediate-Advanced)
Hell's Kitchen Through Film (Intermediate-Advanced)
Please join us after the film for a continuation of the fun and discussion at Landmark Tavern!
Tae Agus Comhrá (Tea and Conversation)
Led by Muireann Ní Chuív
7:30 pm– 8:30 pm
Whether you are an absolute beginner, a native speaker, or somewhere in-between, make sure to drop by our comhrá or conversation get-together for a cup of tea and a chat as Gaeilge! A great supplement to our Irish language program and a chance to meet others interested in comhrá and a bit of craic.
Location: Studio 150, 150 West 46th Street btw 6th and 7th Avenues, 6th floor. Please check-in with the front desk attendant for your room.
Please note this is not at the Irish Arts Center.
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