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Rockland Community College Celebrates Irish Heritage 2017

Rockland Community College Celebrates Irish Heritage 2017

Event Flyer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 24, 2017
CONTACT: Maralin Roffino
845-574-4244
mroffino@sunyrockland.edu

 

Rockland Community College Celebrates Irish Heritage 2017


RAMAPO: All are welcome to attend Rockland Community College’s 2017 special events to honor and celebrate Irish Heritage.

Cultural Arts Atrium
Irish Culture Display
Creative and historic Irish art and craft works will be on display for the entire month of March.

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Studio (Room 7100)
Poetry Reading
The people, the places and most of all the sea of the North Antrim coast of Ireland are the inspiration for this poetry by RCC Prof. Maire Liberace. Come and enjoy her presentation and feel the pulse of the past reflected in her landscapes of words.

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Studio (Room 7100)
Irish Coffee House
Please join us for some good old-fashioned Irish sing-alongs, with poetry, readings, and music. Everyone can bring their favorite Irish music and sing, dance and play during this open-mic event. Light refreshments will be served, including a wee little bit of campus-safe Irish coffee.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Studio (Room 7100)
The Fighting 69th
The 69th Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment of the United States Army. The regiment is an Irish heritage unit, nicknamed the "Fighting Irish," and immortalized in Joyce Kilmer's poem, “When the 69th Comes Home.” This special event is a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of America’s entrance into WWI. There will be interviews, discussions and reflections with relatives of John Burke who served in The Great War.

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center Theater
CrossRoads Ceili
Come and join the celebration, hear the tunes, sing the songs and dances of Ireland past and present. We will be joined by Premier Irish-American fiddler, Brian Conway, well known in the Irish/Celtic community and winner of numerous All-Ireland fiddling completion

 

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