Special Events Calendar

Get set for 1st Irish 2019, with the following array of new Irish plays, readings and cultural events

  • Jan 8 Tuesday

1st Irish 2019: On Blueberry Hill

  • January 8, 2019 - February 3, 2019

Presented by Fishamble: The New Play Company By Sebastian Barry Directed by Jim Culleton Featuring Niall Buggy And David Ganly BUY TICKETS HERE Following its world premiere at Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, Olivier Award-winning Fishamble (Charolais, Little Thing, Big Thing, The Pride of Parnell Street) brings Sebastian Barry’s critically-acclaimed production of On Blueberry Hill to…

  • Jan 10 Thursday

1st Irish 2019: Alone It Stands

  • January 10, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Presented by Gyre and Gimble Productions Written and Directed by John Breen Featuring Chase Guthrie Knueven, Ed Malone, Rob McDermott, David O’Hara, Henry Raber, and Sarah Street BUY TICKETS HERE On October 31, 1978, a small Irish rugby team faced off against the New Zealand All Blacks, rightly considered one of the best rugby teams…

  • Jan 14 Monday

1st Irish 2019: Breaking Ground

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by Origin Theatre Company  Writers include: Michael Fitzpatrick, Honor Molloy, Rosemary Jenkinson, Sarah Street, Sadhbh Walshe See how five Irish writers ‘break ground’ on 5 new plays on the international theme of Migration BUY TICKETS HERE VENUE: ART NY New York 520 8th Ave 3rd Floor- Bruce Mitchell Room SUNWAY: A/C/E to 34 ST $10 Telephone Reservations…

  • Jan 14 Monday

1st Irish 2019: The Smuggler

  • January 14, 2019 - January 21, 2019

Presented by Fat Violet Theater By Ronan Noone Directed by David Sullivan Cast Includes: Mick Mellamphy BUY TICKETS HERE Tim Finnegan came to America coz he heard it’s where opportunity knocks.  But the wife’s going to leave him. He’s on his hocks. Until he sees an opportunity to rob a safety deposit box. The Smuggler….

  • Jan 14 Monday

1st Irish 2019: Inside Danny’s Box

  • January 14, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Presented by Maria Deasy & Derek Murphy by Derek Murphy Directed by Lisa Milanazzo Cast Includes: Maria Deasy, Aoife Williamson BUY TICKETS HERE Why is a holy man about to lose his head to a shovel?  Two love-torn pyromaniacs try to set the world on fire in this God-fearing comedy set in Ireland.  It’s about…

  • Jan 17 Thursday

1st Irish 2019: The Cruelty Men

  • 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presented by NYU Glucksman Ireland House by Emer Martin An evening dedicated to award winning author Emer Martin, as she presents her first New York reading of her latest novel The Cruelty Men which has been described by The Dublin Review as the great Irish novel. “In the scale of its ambition, and the centrality…

  • Jan 20 Sunday

1st Irish 2019: The Morning After The Life Before

  • January 20, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Presented by Gúna Nua Theatre, Dublin by Ann Blake Directed by Paul Mead Cast Includes: Ann Blake, Lucia Smyth BUY TICKETS HERE VENUE: The cell theatre 338 W 23rd St (B/t 8 /9 Ave) SUBWAY: E to 23 St Mon, Wed, Fri 9pm Tue, Thurs 6.30pm Sun Jan 20 2pm Sun Jan 27 5pm $30 Telephone…

  • Jan 21 Monday

1st Irish 2019: Irish Women Lighting Up Broadway

  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Moderated by Patrick Pacheco Join this dynamic conversation with Irish Stars currently appearing on Broadway including: Geraldine Hughes (Harry Potter) Fionnula Flanagan & Dearbhla Molloy (The Ferryman). BUY TICKETS HERE VENUE: American Irish Historical Society 991 5th Ave at 81st St SUBWAY: 4/5/6 $10 RSVP Required Telephone Reservations 866 – 811- 4111

  • Jan 21 Monday

1st Irish Festival: Blinkered

  • January 21, 2019 - January 26, 2019

Presented by Sole Purpose Productions  Cast Includes: Patrick McBrearty, Gemma Walker, Cathy Brennan Bradley, Marty Maguire “Do you ever feel alone, like really alone, like nobody gets you?” Behind the music, the closed door, inside the mind of a young man, there is a darkness, a heaviness that will not go away. A story about Ryan….

  • Jan 22 Tuesday

1st Irish 2019: Breaking Pointe

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Cork City Ballet, Ireland Directed by Alan Foley BUY TICKETS HERE A documentary in celebration of the Ballets 25 year history. Cork City Ballet embraces a policy of engaging dancers from international companies as well as Ireland’s finest classical and contemporary dancers. VENUE: Scandinavia House 58 Park Avenue (B/t 37/38 St) SUBWAY: 4/5/6/7 to Grand…