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18th Annual NYC Irish Dance Festival

A free day of Irish dance performances to kick off NYC's Summer-on-the-Hudson series

Details

FREE
Date(s)

Sun, May 5, 2019

1:00pm

Contact

Box Office

866-811-4111

info@irishartscenter.org
Location

Please note: this event is not at Irish Arts Center. 

Venue: 
Riverside Park South
Pier I at W 68th Street
New York, NY 10023

Overview

RAIN OR SHINE!

In the event of rain, the festival will take place in the sheltered basketball court area behind Pier I.



Curated by Niall O’Leary TCRG, ADCRG

We once again kick off NYC’s Summer-on-the-Hudson series with a free day of dance and cultural activities. Join us in Riverside Park for performances by top Irish troupes and hands-on activities for the whole family, including music sessions, céilís, children’s crafts, language lessons, workshops, and more. 

Performers include festival favorites Donny Golden Dancers, Niall O’Leary Dance Troupe, Darrah Carr Dance, and Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance, plus special guests. 

Free and open to all!



2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE


MAIN STAGE

LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY

Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards), Bernadette Fee (fiddle), Patrick Mangan (fiddle), Dana Lyn (fiddle), Deirdre Corrigan (flute), Carlos Cuestas (guitar) and Kyle Sanna (guitar)

1pm Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance
| Performance 

Music by Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards), Bernadette Fee (fiddle), and Deirdre Corrigan (flute)

1:30pm Danielle Enblom Two-Hand Dance | Workshop
Everyone out on the dance floor for some fun! 
Music by Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards), Bernadette Fee (fiddle), and Deirdre Corrigan (flute)

2pm Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance | Performance
Music by Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards), Bernadette Fee (fiddle), and Deirdre Corrigan (flute)

2:20pm Niall O'Leary Celtic Tap Improv | Workshop
Everyone out on the dance floor for some fun! 
Music by Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards), Bernadette Fee (fiddle), and Deirdre Corrigan (flute)

2:50pm Donny Golden School | Performance
Music by Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards), Bernadette Fee (fiddle), and Deirdre Corrigan (flute)

3:10pm Danielle Enblom Sean Nós Dance | Workshop 
Everyone out on the dance floor for some fun! 
Music by Patrick Mangan (fiddle) and Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards)

3:40pm Cinco de Mayo Celebration | Performance
With Julia del Palacio and Carlos Cuestas

3:55pm Donny Golden Fun Dance | Workshop
Everyone out on the dance floor for some fun! 
Music by Patrick Mangan (fiddle) and Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards)

4:25pm Darrah Carr Dance | Performance 
Music by Dana Lyn (fiddle) and Kyle Sanna (guitar)

4:45pm Céilí | Part 1 
Music by Patrick Mangan (fiddle) and Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards)

5:15pm Niall O'Leary Irish Dance Troupe | Performance 
Music by Patrick Mangan (fiddle) and Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards)

5:35pm Céilí | Part 2 
Music by Patrick Mangan (fiddle) and Conor McGuirk (accordion & keyboards)

6pm End

DANCE, MUSIC, & LANGUAGE TENT
1pm Traditional Irish Music from IAC’s Community Céilí Band
2:15pm Son Jarocho Workshop with Julia del Palacio
3pm Irish Language for Beginners with Siobhán Ní Chiobháin
4pm Irish Song Circle with Ken Borgeson and James Cleveland

CHILDREN’S ARTS & CRAFTS TENT
1-4pm Face Painting
1-5pm Arts and Crafts: Design your own Irish dance accessories

STEP RIGHT UP! TENT
Ask a professional Irish dancer anything you’d like to know! Try on Irish dance shoes or a traditional costume and take a picture, strike a pose!


Please note: schedule is subject to change



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Support for this program is also provided by the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation, Knights of St. Patrick, and Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Westchester County.

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 Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; Delta Air Lines; M&T Bank; The Ireland Funds; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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