Literature Music

Muldoon's Picnic (February 2023)

Curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon


$25–65 (inclusive of fees) 120 minutes

Mon, Feb 13, 2023



Box Office


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

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


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


Though it takes its title from a popular 19th century New York music hall show, Muldoon’s Picnic is a 21st century take on the tried and true formula of bringing together world class poets, prose fiction writers, and musicians. Now in its ninth year at Irish Arts Center, the Picnic is curated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and songwriter Paul Muldoon, and features a hard rocking house band, Rogue Oliphant.


Vivian Gornick, journalist, memoirist, essayist
James Hannaham, writer, performer, visual artist
Jenni Muldaur and Teddy Thompson, singer-songwriters
Anne Waldman, poet
Rogue Oliphant, Chris Harford (guitar and vocals), Ray Kubian (drums and vocals), David Mansfield (guitar), Cáit O’Riordan (bass and vocals), Warren Zanes (guitar and vocals)

“Okay, it’s not actually a picnic but a music-and-literature extravaganza”—TIME OUT NEW YORK

Lead event partner: The Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation



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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