Community Kids & Family Music Dance

Irish Arts Center Dance and Music Festival 2022

In association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance

Details

Date(s)

Sat, Jun 11, 2022

Contact

info@irishartscenter.org


Location

Pier I, Riverside Park

Overview

In celebration of National Immigrant Heritage Month, we invite performers from communities across the city to help us celebrate this annual traditional arts festival in Riverside Park. Join us on Pier I for a free day of music and dance performances, sessions, céilís, workshops, and cultural activities.

Part of Riverside Park's Summer on the Hudson event series. We are proud to welcome back festival founder and Irish dance curator, Niall O’Leary.


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

MAIN STAGE
1–6:30pm

Live music all day
Dan Foster (fiddle) and Colin Forhan (guitar, banjo, concertina), Kotchegna Dance Company Drummers and Kritya Ensemble

1pm Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance (Irish step dance)
1:45pm Red Hawk Dancers (Native American dance)
2:30pm Donny Golden School of Irish Dance (Irish step dance)
3pm Yamini Kalluri and Kritya Ensemble (Kuchipudi dance of India)
4pm Darrah Carr Dance (Mod-Erin dance)
4:30pm Kotchegna Dance Company (dances of the Ivory Coast)
5:30pm Niall O’Leary Dance Troupe (Irish step dance)
6pm Community céilí for all!

EDUCATION TENT 
1–4:30pm

1pm IAC’s Community Céilí Band (Irish music demonstration) 
2pm Irish Set Dance with Dan Hunt (workshop)
2:45pm Irish Step Dance with Niall O’Leary (workshop)
3:15pm Dances of the Ivory Coast with Kotchegna Dance Company (workshop)
4pm Kuchipudi Dance with Yamini Kalluri (workshop)


ARTS & CRAFTS TENT
1–4pm

Find you favorite tree from artist Katie Holton’s NYC Tree Alphabet in Riverside Park, then use our special stamps to spell your name in trees!


STEP RIGHT UP! TENT
1–5pm

Dress up with our costume station for people and pups, take a picture, strike a pose!


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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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