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Archive for August, 2021

The Knock Shrine’s New York Connection

On Saturday 21 August 2021, the 142 Anniversary of the Apparition at Knock, will be celebrated in County Mayo, and in New York City. The story of one of the world’s most famous Marian Shrines began in 1879 at 8 o’clock on a Thursday evening, August 21, 1879, when the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph,Read more..

Northwell Health Nurse Choir
Advances to the Semi-Finals of America’s Got Talent

This week the Northwell Nurses Choir captured the nation’s vote and advanced to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent.  Northwell Nurses Choir performed a moving rendition of You Will Be Found from the musical Dear Evan Hansen, the lyrics of the song are very fitting considering what the world has experienced over the past yearRead more..

Heroes of Ireland’s
Great Hunger

September 2, 2021 Virtual Launch 2:00 Pm EST, 7:00 PM Ireland 170 years after the Great Hunger, comes a book recording the achievements of people who were willing to sacrifice their lives to help the starving, powerless poor of Ireland. They are a diverse group, ranging from kindly landlords to pioneering doctors. They include visitorsRead more..

Sláinte: Hail to the Chef

By Edythe Preet The secret of distilling spirits was brought to Ireland by fifth-century Mediterranean missionaries, Edythe Press informs us, while Darina Allen gives us a wonderful recipe for pea soup. In an issue of a prestigious American travel magazine, a well-known author wrote about the food of Ireland. After dining at one of theRead more..

The Phoenix
A Tribute to 9/11

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Carl Corcoran and Art McGann collaborated to produce The Phoenix. Corcoran, a music industry professional, and McGann a master of words constructed a work of beauty to honor those lost on that tragic day. Corcoran who spent  20 years of his life in New York and considers it hisRead more..

George M. Cohan Tonight
…An Abridged Version

Showing August 17 – 29, 2021 A BumptyBump Production Written by Chip Deffaa Starring Jon Peterson Adapted for the screen by Jon Peterson Originally directed for the stage by Chip Deffaa Take a trip through musical theatre history in this upbeat one-man journey through the life, music, and artistry of George M. Cohan. This Performance on Screen is aRead more..

Brian Burns Remembered

Brian P. Burns, grandson of an Irish immigrant, and a nationally regarded business executive, attorney and philanthropist, passed away on August 12, 2021.  He was 85. He is survived by his wife, Eileen, and eight children. Born on July 12, 1936, the fifth of seven children to John J. Burns and his wife Alice, BrianRead more..

New York Irish Center Proudly Honors Council Member Danny Dromm

The New York Irish Center on Tuesday, August 3, proudly celebrated the remarkable career of community advocate and champion, Council Member Danny Dromm, with an intimate reception and award presentation from the Board of the New York Irish Center. The New York Irish Center in Long Island City, invited community leaders and ambassadors to talkRead more..

Bandleader Brendan Ward
Dies at 97

Legendary Irish musician and Mayo native Brendan Ward died Saturday, July 24th in Rochester, New York. By Kevin O’Connor Mr. Brendan Ward, who has died at his daughter’s home in Rochester, New York on July 24th was hailed in his native Mayo as a musical genius. Foxford-born Brendan Ward (who was 97) learned the violin andRead more..