Registration opens to IAC members December 6, and to the public on December 8.

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Many of our commonly asked questions are answered on our FAQ page. Please take a look!


Some classes require instruments. For information about instrument rentals and purchases, click here.

Instrument Rental

Members receive great benefits, including discounts on classes! Did you know if you plan on taking two classes this year, your membership can pay for itself? Click below to become a member now and save $30 on a class!

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Bill Ochs Scholarship Fund
A limited number of scholarships are available.

Education Fund

Support for the Irish Arts Center education program is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Irish institute, and the Knights of St. Patrick.


Winter classes begin week of January 17, 2023.

Building friendships and community through shared learning experiences has been core to our mission since 1972. We are delighted to provide learning and engagement experiences for everyone—from anywhere!—with in-person and online classes in music, dance, Irish language, playwriting, and storytelling. 

We also offer special opportunities for schools and youth programs to see award-winning performances and learn from our first-rate teaching artists. To learn more about these programs, contact our director of education and community programs at

IAC will be closed and classes will not be held on January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and February 20, in observance of President’s Day.

Please note that students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend in-person classes. A well-fitting face mask, covering your nose and mouth, must be worn at all times throughout the building. Masks are required unless actively playing an instrument that cannot be played while wearing a mask. Read more about how we are keeping you safe here.

Made possible with generous support from the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of New York.

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