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 This run is supported by Culture Ireland 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…

  • 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: Inside Danny’s Box

  • January 14, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Presented by Maria Deasy & Derek Murphy By Derek Murphy Directed by Lisa Milinazzo Cast Includes: Maria Deasy*, Ken Forman*, Shane McNaughton, Danny Redfern Holme, Aoife Williamson *Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association BUY TICKETS HERE Why is a holy man about to lose his head to a shovel?  Two love-torn pyromaniacs try to set the…

  • 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 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 Meade Cast Includes: Ann Blake, Lucia Smyth BUY TICKETS HERE Winner: Best Production Award, Montreal Fringe 2017  Winner: Best Production Award, London Ontario Fringe 2017  Nomination: LGBTQ+ Award, Brighton Fringe 2018 “Blake and Smyth worked so well together it was impossible not to…

  • Jan 21 Monday

1st Irish Festival: Blinkered

  • January 21, 2019 - January 26, 2019

Presented by Sole Purpose Productions and New York Irish Centre in association with Kat Kavanagh By Patricia Byrne Directed by Shauna Kelpie Cast Includes: Patrick McBrearty, Gemma Walker-Farren, Cathy Brennan Bradley, Marty Maguire Thank-you to NYC DOE Behind the music, the closed door, inside the mind of a young man, there is a darkness, a heaviness…

  • 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 80th St SUBWAY: 4/5/6 $10 RSVP Required Telephone Reservations 866 – 811- 4111

  • 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 Ballet’s 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…

  • Jan 22 Tuesday

1st Irish 2019: MLK Day Salon

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by the Irish American Writers Association Irish American Writers and Artists Inc. (IAW&A) presents a salon in honor of Martin Luther King Day with readings and performances in a variety of genres on human rights and social justice issues. Presenters will include special guest artists as well as IAW&A members. VENUE: Irish Arts Center,…

  • Jan 23 Wednesday

1st Irish 2019: Frances Browne – In My Mind’s Eye

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by The American Irish Historical Society in association with The Lyric Theatre, Belfast By Shirley-Anne Bonner Frances Browne: In My Mind’s Eye is inspired by the life and work of Frances Browne (1816-1879), ‘the blind poetess of Ulster’. Best known for her book of fairytales, Granny’s Wonderful Chair, Browne was a prolific writer of short stories, poems, essays…