Literature Music

Muldoon's Picnic (April)

Curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon. Featuring Sophie Cabot Black, Andy Fitzpatrick, Virginia Heffernan, The Prodigals, and Gary Shteyngart.


$40 premium / $32 members

Mon, Apr 9, 2018



Box Office


Phone hours:
10am-6pm, Monday-Friday

In person:
Opens 60 minutes before the performance on show days


Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


WATCH: video from event

Hosted by Paul Muldoon
With house band Rogue Oliphant

The critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—now in its eighth season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters.


Sophie Cabot Black, poet

Andy Fitzpatrick, singer-songwriter

Virginia Heffernan, journalist and cultural critic

The Prodigals
Gregory Grene (button accordion, vocals), Dave Fahy (guitar, vocals), Alex Grene (fiddle), Andrew Harkin (bass, double bass) and Brian Tracey (drums)

Gary Shteyngart, satirical novelist

Lineup may be subject to change.

“Okay, it's not actually a picnic but a music-and-literature extravaganza.”
Time Out New York








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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; Tourism Ireland; the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Arnhold Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Invest NI; CIE Tours International; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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