Literature Music

Muldoon's Picnic (October 2022)

With Jonathan Safran Foer, Gabriel Kahane, and Ange Mlinko


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

Mon, Oct 10, 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. 


Jonathan Safran Foer
Gabriel Kahane
Ange Mlinko
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; 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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