Special Events

50th Anniversary Spirit of Ireland Gala

This fall we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Irish Arts Center with a very special Spirit of Ireland Gala honoring the international recording star Ed Sheeran!


Tickets start at $625

Thu, Oct 20, 2022



For more information contact Barry Ó Séanáin, at barry@irishartscenter.org


Pier Sixty
Chelsea Piers
New York, NY 10011


This year, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Irish Arts Center and the end of the first year in our new building - the culmination of a decades-long journey, and a new beginning for our community of audiences, artists, supporters, and friends. 

Please join us for the 50th Anniversary Spirit of Ireland Gala at Pier Sixty on Thursday, October 20th. 

Ed Sheeran, International Recording Star
Thomas McInerney, CEO of Genworth

Catherine Martin, T.D., Minister for Arts and Culture

Dress Code: Festive Attire

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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