Below are pictures from NYU's open Lá Gaeilge, or Language Day, which brought together Irish teachers and curious students for seminars at Ireland House.
The organizers of the Lá Gaeilge events are Pádraig Ó Cearúill and Hilary Mhic Shuibhne. The idea has sprouted many others.
Mic Shuibhne hosts another Lá Gaeilge at Iona College, and the practice is becoming common-place across Irish Studies departments at universities all through the United States.
The mystery of Irish and Celtic symbols (PHOTOS)