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The Robert Flynn Irish Heritage Festival 2017


All events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted, and most include light refreshments. For more information please contact Rosemary Witte at 845-574-4471.


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All month
Cultural Arts Atrium

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Studio (Room 7100)

Poetry Reading
The people, the places and in particular the sea of the North Antrim coast of Ireland has been the inspiration for Maire's poetry. In her works you can feel the pulse of the past reflected in her landscapes of words. Presentation by Prof. Maire Liberace.

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. An Irish heritage unit, also nicknamed the "Fighting Irish," immortalized in Joyce Kilmer's poem When the 69th Comes Home. This special event is in 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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