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The Robert Flynn Irish Heritage Festival 2019


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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March 2019

Irish Coffee House

Thursday, March 14  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Studio, Room 7100

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 bit of campus-safe Irish coffee!

CrossRoads Ceili

Wednesday, March 27, 2019  •  7 - 9:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center Theater

$10 minimum donation

Come join the celebration, hear the tunes, sing the songs and dances of Ireland past and present. Performing Arts faculty and students will be performing. We will be joined by the Bessie Award-nominated company Darrah Carr Dance. They bring a bold new twist to conventional Irish dance. Their acclaimed performances draw from Irish music, step dance footwork and spatial patterns to create high-energy, rhythmically based work that is accessible to a broad audience. One of the featured performers of Darrah Carr dancers is Trent Kowalik. He is a Tony Award winner and the original star of Broadway's Billy Elliot!

This year, we will be honoring the memory of Thomas J. Moran for his humanitarian service, philanthropy and contributions as an Irish-American. The event is a fundraiser for Concern Worldwide US and in tribute to Tom's extraordinary commitment to the organization. Concern Worldwide’s mission for the past 50 years is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last and spread without ongoing support from Concern.

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.