Irish Instutute's Past Events
Spring 2014 Program
Following is our Spring 2014 event schedule, which will be of interest to many of you. We are once again, combining fun with fact and history with anecdote. Through these exciting programs we will continue to learn more and more about the richness of our Irish heritage.
For more information regarding any of the events listed below, contact Catherine Tully Muscente at 516.323.4710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Brigid's Day Feast of Gaelic Culture
Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Wilbur Arts Lobby/ Hays Theatre
Celebrate the ancient Celtic feast of Imbolc and St. Brigid's Day with a feast of Gaelic culture.
Black 47, Irish Rock
February 22, 2014, 8 p.m.
Madison Theatre, Molloy College
Larry Kirwan and his comrades offer a thrilling journey through history and political struggle that will not only entertain but open up audiences to a new cultural experience.
Reserve your seats today
Irish Set Dancing
Tuesdays: February 25 through May 6
No classes on March18, April 15 or April 22
Reception Room. Kellelberg Hall, first floor.
This style of folk dancing is just for fun. Lessons are structured for beginners and include both dance steps and figure configurations.
Wogan Family Lecture
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3 p.m.,
Reception Room, Kellenberga Hall, first floor
Breathing of Our Ancestors' Space and Time Presented by Charles R. Hale, Artists Without Walls
This program will focus on videos done by the presenter and talk about the imporance of taking the time to find your family story - before all those who remember it are lost.
Festival of Beltaine- Gaelic Fire Celebration
Saturday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.||
Wilbur Arts Lobby
Come celebrate the ancient Celtic feast of Beltaine. This festival on the Irish calendar signaled the approach of summer and evolved into the May Day celebrations still celebrated today.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Madison Theatre at Molloy College
A tribute to James Joyce and Ulysses.
Bloomsday 2013, a Tribute to James Joyce
Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 2 p.m.
Madison Theatre in the Public Square
The tribute will include song, dance and live performances. Ticket prices are $10. adults, $7.50 seniors. Call 516.323.444 for tickets. Presented by Molloy College and the Irish Studies Institute. Come join us for a most memorable afternoon. For more information, contact Catherine Tully Muscente, Director of Development, 616.323.4710 or cmuscente@ molloy.edu
Irish Institute Festival of Beltaine
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wilbur Arts Center Lobby
Come celebrate the ancient Celtic Feast of Beltaine. This festival on the Irish calendar signaled the approach of summer and evolved into the May Day celebrations still celebrated today. Admission: Free. All are welcome! Contact: Catherine Tully Muscente, Director of Development, 616.323.4710 or cmuscente@ molloy.edu
Thursday, March 15
Location: Reception Room, Kellenberg Hall
Time: 7 p.m.
The Revival of St. Brigit
Speaker: Dr. Patricia Monaghan, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, DePaul University School for New Learning, Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, April 22
Location: Larini Room (Multi-Purpose Room) Public Square
Time: 3 p.m.
Irish In America: Fathers and Daughters
Speaker: Robert Macken
Sunday, February 12
Long Island Meets the NYC Grand Marshal 2012 - Francis X. Comerford
Join us for an afternoon of Irish entertainment in the new Madison Theatre at Molloy College. Musical performance by Celtic Cross in the beautiful, state-of-the-art Madison Theatre.
Cocktail Reception to follow in the Public Square Lobby. Traditional Irish music by the Bob Morris Irish Band.
Location: Madison Theatre in the Public Square at Molloy College.
Time: 3 p.m.
$25 per person.
Saturday, March 17
The 251st St. Patrick's Day Parade, New York City
Come and march with Molloy! Bus leaves at 10 a.m.
Full Irish breakfast included.
Saturday, March 24
Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Molloy participates annually in this local parade that has become one of the biggest on Long Island. Every year the parade raises money for three charities. This year's charities are: The Association for Children with Down Syndrome ("ACDS"), Ronald McDonald House of New Hyde Park and Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities, Inc. ("ECAD").
The parade kicks off at 12 noon.
Saturday, June 16
A tribute to James Joyce. June 16 is the day chosen by James Joyce in Ulysses. This has become an international celebration that includes readings of Ulysses, performances of Joyce's works, festivities and scholarly gatherings. $7.50 per person
Location: Madison Theatre at Molloy College
Time: 2 p.m.