This may also be true of many Irish American readers -- I’m bedeviled these days with helping grandchildren write college admission essays. I do my best, but my heart isn’t really into it. I check the grammar and the spelling, but the rest is lost to me. I love them all, but these essays are strange to me. The kids seem to think that since I was a college professor I must have … [Read more...] about Dante and Plato on the Subway
New York City
The “Gift of Wisdom” was the message last night, as the ball dropped in Times Square, and we said goodbye to 2021. Waterford Crystal, who have designed the famous ball since the turn of the millennium, has been carrying out a “Greatest Gifts” series since 2014. Each ball has represented a different gift, with last year’s celebrating the “Gift of Happiness”. Every year, … [Read more...] about “Gift of Wisdom” from Waterford Crystal for Ball Drop
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:00 pm EST, 8:00 pm Ireland
The New York Irish Center Presents:
History Loves A Parade
An online Salute to 260 Years of the New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
Explore key milestones of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in North America from Colonial times to the present. Featuring archival images and new photography, guest musicians, and original … [Read more...] about History Loves a Parade
260 Years of the New York
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
An exhibition tells the story of an interracial community destroyed to make way for New York's Central Park.
By Jill Fergus
Dog walkers and joggers nonchalantly stepping over the barely visible cobblestones embedded in a grassy patch in New York's Central Park have no idea that those stones were church foundations of a once prosperous enclave called Seneca Village. Begun … [Read more...] about The Life and Death
of Seneca Village
Sawdust on the floor, two kinds of beer – light or dark – what’s not to love about this timeless New York landmark pub? ℘℘℘ It might not be New York’s oldest bar – the Ear Inn and Queen’s Neir’s claim to be older – but no bar in New York can match the historic ambiance of McSorley’s Old Ale House on Seventh Street in the East Village. A wall sign in the bar states … [Read more...] about McSorley’s Old Ale House