As summer winds down, we wanted to welcome everyone back and let you know a bit of what's upcoming for our busy fall schedule. We hope you had an enjoyable and safe summer, and though we slowed down a bit, here are a couple of quick highlights:
On June 16, we had our first "Bloomsday" celebration. Entitled "Nighttown Uptown," we had an in-person, outdoor gathering of Joyce fans and friends reading excerpts from the celebrated novel. The event, conducted in conjunction with the James Joyce Society and hosted by the DIVE 106 Bar, was a great success. For more check our blog. [Click on the image below].
But we weren't just burying our noses in books! We got out to play, too, as exemplified most exuberantly by Malachy McCourt, who was honored by the Brooklyn Cyclones with a "Malachy McCourt Night" at their Coney Island Stadium on July 22nd.
Malachy charmed the crowd, including a strong showing from IAW&A members and family, with renditions of his signature "Wild Mountain Thyme," and the classic "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Of course it wouldn't be Malachy if he didn't preface the ballpark singalong with the question, "why do people only sing 'take me out to the ballgame' when they're already at the game?"
On Saturday, September 11, Gordon Gilbert will be hosting a "9/11 Remembrance" Salon, starting at 2:00pm. And on Sunday, Sept. 12, we'll partner with Dublin's Sean O'Casey Theatre for a special online event. Showcasing an Irish perspective on New York City, this special salon will feature writings from the famed Irish playwright and contemporary artists interpreting both new and classic texts about the city that never sleeps. Hosted by IAW&A board member Conor Bagley, the program will start at 2:00pm EST.
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Be well, and see you soon!