Kids & Family Community

Annual St. Patrick's Open Day 2022

Our open house is back!

Details

Date(s)

Sun, Mar 13, 2022

12:00pm

Contact

boxoffice@irishartscenter.org


Location

Irish Arts Center 
726 11th Avenue 
Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Overview

You're very welcome to a whole new Irish Arts Center: an institution transformed in our capacity to entertain, inform, explore, and amaze, but still to our core the same warm, hospitable home. Join us this St. Patrick’s season for a special Open Day with live music and dance, crafts, and a free sampling of our educational offerings.


“Irish Arts Center’s annual extravaganza ... An Irish favorite for kids and parents”—TIME OUT NEW YORK


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


SCHEDULE

CAFÉ

12pm 
Music performance: Mia Theodoratus (harp) and Shane Kerwin (whistle)

1pm 
Music performance: Pamela Jean Agaloos (vocals) and Matthew Diaz (guitar)

2pm 
Music performance: Cleek Schrey (fiddle)

THEATRE

12pm 
Music performance: IAC’s Community Céilí Band (traditional Irish music)

12:45pm 
Dance performance and lesson: Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance (Irish step)

1:30pm 
Music performance: The Down Hill Strugglers (American old time string band trio)

2:30pm
Film screening: U.S. premiere of Tírdhreacha agus Fuaimdhreacha (followed by Q and A with Clare Sands)

This short documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of multi-instrumentalist and singer Clare Sands as she travels around the four provinces of Ireland and through the four seasons, working with four sets of collaborators to write new music.

3:30pm
Closing ritual: Welcoming the spring

Musician Clare Sands will teach an Irish language song featured in Tírdhreacha agus Fuaimdhreacha, and dancer Jonathan Matthews will lead the audience through creative movement prompts to help us dance and sing our way into the spring season.

STUDIO CLASSROOM

12pm-3pm 
Arts & crafts

Explore the art of printmaking, discover the NYC Tree Alphabet by artist Katie Holten, and plant a clover to take home.

LIBRARY CLASSROOM

12:30pm-1pm 
Sample class: Intro to the Irish language for kids

1:15pm-2pm 
Sample class: Intro to the Irish language for adults

2:15pm-2:45pm
Sample class: Irish music education sampler for kids
(Learn about and listen to the harp, fiddle, and bodhrán)

3pm-3:30pm 
Sample class: Irish music education sampler for adults
(Learn about and listen to the harp, fiddle, and bodhrán)

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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