Literature Music

Muldoon's Picnic (November 2022)

Curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon


$25-59 ($28-65 inclusive of service fees) 120 minutes

Mon, Nov 14, 2022



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


With a name that harkens back to a late 1800s New York vaudeville act, this moveable feast of an event—curated and presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and songwriter Paul Muldoon—combines music, prose and poetry, and high commentary and low comedy with an evolving lineup of world-class guests and house band Rogue Oliphant. We are delighted to present this beloved artist-curated omnium gatherum, and its mix of joyful casualness and breathtaking artistry, in our state-of-the-art new home. 


James Maddock
Manchán Magan
Dora Malech 
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

This event is being recorded as part of a partnership with ALL ARTS Radio Hour, available on 88.3 WLIW FM, Long Island's only NPR station, or wherever you listen to podcasts.


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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