Irish Arts Center announces spring season including Declan O'Rourke and Muhammad Ali


Fighting Irishmen
Celebrating Celtic Prizefighters 1820–Present
January 2013 – May 2013
James J. Houlihan’s popular exhibition on boxing in Ireland and Irish America continues its international journey and opens on January 31st at the McClelland Irish Library at The Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix, Arizona with a reception honoring local World Heavyweight Champ, Muhammad Ali.

Show Your Love: Our Annual Young Patron’s Party

February 22
Honoring Aisling Garvey, Senior Vice President, Teneo Strategy; Jason O’Brien,
Proprietor of Dublin 6, Trinity Place and The Bailey Pub & Brasserie; Patrick Tully, New York Director & National Director of the Young Leaders, The American Ireland Fund. An exclusive party for IAC Young Patron level members celebrating the beginning of another innovative and exciting season at the Irish Arts Center.

Irish Arts Center Book Day 2013

March 15
Irish Arts Center will kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the third annual Irish Arts Center Book Day, handing out 10,000 works by Irish and Irish American authors, free, at eight subway stops and transportation hubs across all five boroughs.

Twelfth Annual Irish Arts Center NYC Dance Festival

At Riverside Park South
Led by Niall O’Leary, TCRG, ADCRG
May 5
Start of the Summer on the Hudson series at Riverside Park South, celebrating Irish dance and culture.

Breezy Point Benefit

February 15-17
Featuring performances of Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt’s A Couple of Blaguards. Breezy Point Benefit will aid victims of Hurricane Sandy in Queens, NY.