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IRISH language evening classes at all levels take place at New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House, One Washington Mews at Fifth Avenue between 8th Street and Washington Square North. Classes are open to the general public. Call 212-477-6177 or email po2@nyu.edu.

Seniors Lunch

THE New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, hosts a lunch and afternoon club for Irish seniors, from noon-4 p.m. 25 card game included. Call 718-482-0909 or visit www.nyirish.org.


THERE’S karaoke every Wednesday night with Ciara at Rockin’ Robin’s, 942 McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Call 914-237-0202.


THERE are a full slate of classes the Aisling Irish Center, 990 McLean Avenue in Yonkers. On Wednesdays there is the Acosta Irish music class from 3:30-6:30 p.m., followed by a beginners computer class from 7:30-9 p.m., and a series of art classes throughout the day. There are also mother and toddler classes, yoga and much more. Call the Aisling Center at 914-237-5121 for a full lineup, and to make reservations.


A TRADITIONAL Irish seisiun will take place every Wednesday night at O’Flanagan’s Pub, 1215 First Avenue in New York, from 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Seisiun features fiddler Grainne Murphy, Dan Lowery (flute), and Alan Murray (guitar, whistle).

Greg Anderson

HE’S the guest at the weekly Wednesday seisiun at Dunne’s, 15 Shapham Place in White Plains, Westchester, at 7:30 p.m. Call 914-421-1451.




CHERISH the Ladies will perform at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West on the campus of Lehman College, at 8 p.m. Tickets $35 through $20 can be purchased at www.LehmanCenter.org or by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833.


MARTIN Hayes and Dennis Cahill will appear in concert at Symphony Space, 95th Street and Broadway in New York, at 8 p.m. Hayes, an Irish fiddler from Co. Clare, and American guitarist Cahill have played together for over a decade. Call 212-545-7536 or visit http://worldmusicinstitute.org


HOPe will host a ceili at the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Avenue in Yonkers, at 8 p.m. Music by John Whelan. Call 914-237-2177.


THE third annual Cherishing All benefit concert will take place at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street in New York, at 8 p.m. The evening is a benefit for the all-inclusive Queens St. Patrick’s parade. Scheduled performers include Malachy McCourt, the Keltic Dreams Irish dance troupe, Niall O’Leary and dancers from his school, comedy from Fiona Walsh and Ann Design, and a series of Irish monologues by actors from HoNkBarK! Productions. Tickets $20, which includes food and drink donated by Boru Vodka. Call Malin Tybahl at 646-361-9341 or visit www.stpatsforall.com.

Senior Meeting

THE Aisling Irish Center, 990 McLean Avenue in Yonkers, hosts a weekly senior group meeting for conversation and refreshments. Guest speakers frequently attend. All senior citizens welcome. Call 914-237-5121.

Boston Music

EVERY Friday there are melodies and tunes at the Irish Cultural Centre, 200 New Boston Drive in Canton, Massachusetts, at 8 p.m. Free admission. Contact Maureen McNally at 781-767-4401 or visit www.irishculture.org.


CEILI and two hand class will be held every Friday at New York Spaces, 131 West 72nd Street in New York, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Maura Mulligan at 201-869-6717 or email mauramulligan@aol.com.

DJ Aida

SHE spins for Fahrenheit Fridays every week at Rockin’ Robin’s, 942 McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Call 914-237-0202.

DJ James

HE’LL spin at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Call 914-776-2946.

DJ Steve

HE’LL spin at Behan’s, 4299 Katonah Avenue in the Bronx. Call 718-652-9153.

Andreas Durkin

HE’S at Katie’s Cottage, 521 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers. Call 914-965-0422.



WRITER Tom Phelan will give a talk called “Forgotten Heroes: Ireland’s WWI Soldiers” at the Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola, Long Island, at 1 p.m. Visit www.tomphelan.net.


THE 12th annual Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade will be held in Wappingers Falls, New York at 1 p.m. There will be bagpipe bands, floats, fire trucks and classic cars. The parade will commence from St. Mary’s Church and proceed through the village. Parade will be held rain or shine. Traditional Irish food, music and fun at local establishments including the Knights of Columbus, with music by Tim Quinn, the Elks BPOE #1493, Beacon with Adrian O’Leary performing, and the VFW Hall in Wappingers Falls with the Glen Fold and parade awards. Call Jeanne Henderson at 845-229-5621.

Cork Dance

THE Co. Cork Association of New York will host its annual St. Patrick’s dinner dance at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Boulevard in Queens Village, with cocktail hour at 8 p.m. Dinner and dancing to follow. Guests of honor are Bill Burke, Patricia Young O’Connor and Theresa Finn. Call Mary Waters at 718-899-6776.


THE Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club presents Aoife Clancy in concert at the Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Avenue in Paramus, New Jersey, at 8 p.m. Also playing will be Irish folk musicians McDermott’s Handy. Tickets $25, or $22 for members. Call 201-384-8465, or visit www.hurdygurdyfolk.org.


THE New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, is hosting children’s Irish language classes. Pre-school and kindergarten from 10-11 a.m.; six-eight year olds from 11 a.m.-noon. Call 718-482-0908.


THE CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies will host Gaelic language classes for children every Saturday at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street in Manhattan, from 11 a.m.-noon. Kids will learn words, phrases and songs in the Irish language. Cost is $10 for Arts Center members, $12 for non-members. Family rates available. Call 718-960-6722.

Flannelly Show

THE Adrian Flannelly Show is on WVNJ 1160AM every Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Sundays on WNSR 620AM from 7-9 p.m. It can also be heard worldwide on www.irishradio.com. Hear news and sports from Ireland, music, interview and more. Call 212-935-0606.

Celtic Crush

LARRY Kirwan of Black 47 hosts his weekly Irish music and talk show, Celtic Crush, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sirius Satellite Radio’s channel 24. Visit www.sirius.com.

Ireland Calls

IRELAND Calls can be heard on WVOX, 1460AM, at 6 p.m. Co-hosted by Treasa and Tommy Smyth, the show offers Irish music as well as Irish news updates.

Boston Music

THE Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Drive in Canton, Massachusetts, will host a weekly Saturday music seisiun from 8-11 p.m. Sean Kane, a well-known singer/songwriter from the Boston area, will lead the seisiun. Free and open to the public. Visit www.irishculture.org.

Kevin Smith

KEVIN Smith will perform Irish rebel songs every Saturday night at Stack’s Tavern, 5723 Broadway @ W. 234th Street in the Bronx, from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Call 718-549-9771.


THERE’S a seisiun at O’Neill’s, 729 Third Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets) in New York at 9 p.m. Call 212-661-3530.

DJ Paul

HE spins every Saturday at Rockin’ Robin’s, 942 McLean Avenue, Yonkers. Call 914-237-0202.

DJ Steve

HE’LL spin at Behan’s, 4299 Katonah Avenue in the Bronx. Call 718-652-9153.

DJ Stevo

HE’LL spin at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Call 914-776-2946.

Martin Kenny

Big Bamboo

THEY’RE at Katie’s Cottage, 521 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers. Call 914-965-0422.

Poker Classic

IT’S at the Malt House, 570 Kimball Avenue in Yonkers. Call 914-237-9822.



THE Irish American Society of Mineola will host their annual Mineola-Garden City St. Patrick’s parade today at 1 p.m. Parade steps off on 9th Street and Franklin Avenue in Garden City. Afterwards, celebration continues at the society, 297 Willis Avenue, with music by Peter McKiernan. Corned beef and cabbage and other food available for purchase. Grand marshal is Patrick J. Browne. Call 516-746-9392.

Donegal Dance

THE Donegal Association will host their annual dinner dance at Antun’s of Queens Village, with cocktail hour starting at 3 p.m. Dinner and dancing to Billy Keenan’s band until 8 p.m. Guests of honor are

Paul McCormack of the NYPD and Hughie A. McGranaghan. Call Katie Barrett at 718-326-1854.

Roscommon Dance

THE Roscommon Society of New York will host its 78th annual dinner dance at Riccardo’s in Astoria at 5 p.m. Music by the Terry Feeley Band. Guests of honor are Carol H. Sharkey Corcoran and James T. Cryan. Tickets $65. Call 973-227-7937.


A FUNDRAISER will be held for Jim McNally at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Avenue in Yonkers, from 2-6 p.m. Music by Eileen Fogarty Band and Dermot Henry as emcee. McNally, who has been hospitalized since 2005, is from St. Barnabas parish, formerly of Good Shepherd and Patrick’s in Inwood. Call 917-673-1074.


RETREAT director and singer Carmel Boyle will present “Pilgrimage of the Celtic Soul” in the Shrine Chapel, 1050 Long Hill Road in Stirling, New Jersey, at 7:30 p.m. Through prayer, song and story, Boyle will offer a reflective evening to refresh the soul. No reservations required, but donations appreciated. Call 908-647-0208.


KARATE classes for all ages, taught by Declan O’Neill, will take place every Sunday from 10 a.m.-noon at the New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. Call 718-482-0909.

Radio Erin

THE Radio Erin show is now on WRTN 93.5FM from 4:30-6 p.m. The show offers Irish music, as well as Irish sports and news updates. Call 1-866-374-6723.

Johnny Cuomo

HE plays a seisiun every Sunday at O’Neill’s, 729 Third Avenue in Manhattan. Call 212-661-3530.


EVERY Sunday Gaelic Revival performs for a traditional seisiun at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Avenue in Yonkers, from 5-9 p.m. Afterwards, DJ James will spin. Call 914-776-2946.

Andreas Durkin

HE’S at Behan’s, 4299 Katonah Avenue in the Bronx. Call 718-652-9153.

Sharon and Tommy

THEY’RE at Katie’s Cottage, 521 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers. Call 914-965-0422.

Tommy Flynn

New York Showband

THEY’RE at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Call 914-776-2946.



TARA Circle, 1097 North Broadway in Yonkers, has started its spring semester of classes in Irish language, literature, music, dance, drama, genealogy and history. The program will run for nine more weeks. There are also classes for children. For course catalogue call 914-964-8272, or visit www.taracircle.org.

Homeless Outreach

THE Homeless Outreach project takes place tonight and every Monday from the Aisling Irish Center, 990 McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Volunteers are invited to gather at the center at 7 p.m. for the preparation of food. Departure for the Madison Square Garden area of Manhattan is at 8:30 p.m., returning at 10:30 p.m. Call 914-237-5121.


“BEYOND Green Beer: In Search of Irish New York,” a panel discussion featuring writers Frank McCourt, Pete Hamill, Dan Barry, Nuala O’Faolain, and Terry Golway, will take place at Lolita Bar, 266 Broome Street (between Orchard and Allan Streets) in New York, from 6-8 p.m. Everyone seems to agree that the Irish helped shape New York. But how? Moderator Peter Quinn (author of the just published Looking for Jimmy, A Search for Irish America) will lead the panel to consider this and other questions. Space is limited. RSVP advised to bookclub@tenement.org.


REGISTRATION has begun for classes at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street in New York. Classes will be offered in Irish language, history, bodhran, fiddle, banjo, guitar, tin whistle, bagpipes, step dancing, set dancing and ceili dancing. For

registration information

call Sydney at 212-757-3318, ext. 204, or visit www.irishartscenter.org.


Craic Fest

THE CRAIC, a five-day Irish film and music series begins tonight and runs until March 10. The Film Fleadh is at NYU Cantor Center (36 East 8th Street). Music series is at Sin-e (150 Attorney Street). Special guests include Cillian Murphy, Munday, Stand and Brendan Gleeson. Tickets $25, includes the film and music series, or $20 for advance tickets online at www.SmartTix.com. Call Annmarie Pisano at 646-549-1349 for more information. To win a trip to Ireland visit www.thecraicfest.com.


JOHN P. McCarthy will read from his recently published book Ireland: A Reference Guide, from the Renaissance to the Present, at the south lounge of Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus, 60th Street and Columbus Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. McCarthy, professor emeritus at Fordham, will also talk about contemporary Ireland. Reading hosted by the American Irish Historical Society. Reservations required by calling 212-288-2263.


A DAY retreat called “Connecting With the Celtic Soul,” will be hosted by Carmel Boyle at Trinity House, 1292 Long Hill Road in Stirling, New Jersey, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boyle will lead the retreat with song, gentle movement and creativity. Suggested donation $30, includes lunch. Reservations required. Call 908-647-0208.


A SET dancing class will take place every Tuesday at Connolly’s Corner, 71-15 Grand Avenue in Maspeth, at 7:30 p.m. Call 516-902-3740.



THE William B. Burke Division 3, New York County AOH will honor Sean Mackin as their Hibernian of the Year at the Division’s annual cocktail party at Coogan’s Restaurant, 4015 Broadway (corner 169th Street) in New York, from 7-9 p.m. Tickets $30. Call Tom Mullany at 212-569-5680.



THE Little Sisters of the Poor will host an Irish night celebration at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Boulevard in Queens Village, at 7 p.m. Dinner and dancing to the music of Irish Mist until 11 p.m. Tickets $40. Advance reservations required. All proceeds benefit the elderly residents at Queen of Peace in Queens Village. Call 718-464-1800, ext. 2526.

Heritage Celebration

SIOBHAN Dennehy, executive director of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, is the guest of honor at the 23rd annual Irish Heritage and Culture Committee banquet at Bronx Community College’s Colston Hall, starting at noon. Music by Seisiun, and dancing by Keltic Dreams Irish Dancers. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door, which includes Irish food and door prizes. Call James Quigley at

718-289-5334 or visit www.bcc.cuny.edu.


IBO Ball

THE Irish Business Organization will host its annual gala ball at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York. Guests of honor are James Doran, Anne Tarrant, Niall O’Dowd and Maeve O’Malley. Music by Tommy Flynn and the New York Showband. Special performance by comedian Brendan Grace. For tickets call Clare Bennett at 212-750-8118.


THE Michael Coleman Branch of CCE will host a ceili at the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Avenue in Yonkers, from 8 p.m.-midnight. Music by Pete Kelly’s Ceili Band. Call Frank Holt at 845-624-8472.


THE New Jersey parishes of Ascension, New Milford, St. John’s, Bergen-field and St. Mary’s will host their annual St. Patrick’s corned beef and cabbage dinner dance at St. Mary’s gymnasium in Dumont. Music by the Black Velvet Band. For tickets and information call Bernadette at 201-384-4579.


A CEILI will be held at Preston High School, 2780 Schurz Avenue in Throgs Neck, the Bronx, at 7 p.m. Music by John Redmond, Doni Ryan and Mary Courtney, with guest bagpipers and step dancers. Lots of Irish regional food, raffles and games Admission is $10. Call Trish at 646-417- 0827.


Kids Fleadh

THE second annual Kids Film Fleadh, presented by the CRAIC and the Irish Arts Center, will take place at the center, 553 West 51st Street in New York, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fleadh will show a fun collection of animated and live-action short films from Ireland, including the story of one 12-year-old’s experience at an “Irish college” summer camp and a film in Irish about a little girl who longs to meet a visiting princess. For kids age seven and up. Most shorts in English; one in Irish with subtitles. Admission is $10 for adult, $7 for center members, $5 for kids. Visit www. thecraicfest.com.

Heritage Day

THE New York City Police Museum, 100 Old Slip (between Water and South Streets), will honor the Irish of New York City and the pivotal roles they have played in shaping the history of the NYPD at a heritage day from noon-3 p.m. Activities include Irish stepdancing and lessons, live music, crafts for children, a lecture on the history of the Irish in the NYPD by historian Dr. Hugh O’Rourke, and a performance by the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Free admission with museum admission. Call 212-480-3100, or visit www.nycpolicemuseum.org.

Sligo Dance

THE Co. Sligo Association of New York will host its annual St. Patrick’s dinner dance at Leonard’s of Great Neck, Long Island, with cocktail hour at 8 p.m. Dinner and dancing to the music of Martin Kenny’s Showband follows. Guests of honor are Pat McGowan, Debbie McGoldrick and James Normanly. Tickets $75. Call Bridie O’Reilly at 917-282-9727.

Leitrim Dance

THE Co. Leitrim Society of New York will host its 112th annual St. Patrick’s dinner dance at the Astoria Manor in Queens, with cocktail hour at 7:30 p.m. Dinner and dancing to the music of Eileen Fogarty and the Very Best follows. Guests of honor are John Smith and Larry Dolan. Tickets $80. Call Noeleen Bohan McGovern at 914-693-7592.

Mayo Dance

THE Mayo Society of New York will host its 128th annual St. Patrick’s dance at Antun’s 96-43 Springfield Boulevard in Queens Village, with cocktail hour at 8 p.m. Dinner and dancing to the music of the New York Showband follows. Honorees are Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Joseph M. Flannery. Tickets $80. Call Michael Moffatt at 914-592-8387.


THE Astoria Gaels social and football club will host their 15th annual dinner dance at Riccardo’s in Astoria. Music by the Alan Gogarty Band. Guest of honor is Maggie Reilly. Call Eugene Kyne at 646-296-8658.


THE Saw Doctors will perform live at the Nokia Theatre, 1515 Broadway in New York. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 212-307-7171.


THE AOH Division 16 in Mount Kisco, New York will host a dinner dance at the American Legion, Route 117 in Mount Kisco, from 7 p.m.-midnight. Tickets $40, include hot food, beer, wine and soda, dancing and entertainment. Mount Kisco parade kicks off at 2 p.m. on Main Street. Grand marshal is Sister Gabrielle Corbally. Call Dana John Hickey at 914-666-6531.


THE Good Shepherd Men’s Club will hold their annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance at the school gymnasium, Cooper and Isham Streets in Inwood, from 7 p.m.-midnight. Music by the Sean Fleming Band. Admission $40, includes corned beef dinner, beer, wine, soda and a cash bar for mixed drinks. Tickets are available at the rectory. Call 212-567-1300.


THE Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society will host its annual St. Patrick’s dinner dance at the Greenwood Lake American Legion Hall on Lakes Road, from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Music by the Foxhunters. Celts of the Year are Anita and Patrick Colman. Tickets $30, and include corned beef and cabbage, beer, wine and soda. Call Lexi O’Rourke at 845-477-2812.


THE Malone and Hutch Irish trio will appear in concert at the Little Theater, Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue in White Plains, New York, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Only 400 seats to be sold. Call 914-995-4050 or visit www.countycenter.biz.


TENOR Michael Londra brings his Irish show, Celt, to the Academic Arts Theatre on the Valhalla Campus at Westchester Community College, at 8 p.m. Londra is accompanied by a five-piece Irish band fusing Celtic airs and original compositions. Tickets are $20, $16 for children and seniors, $10 for children under 13. Call 914-606-6262.


Longford Dance

THE Co. Longford Association of New York will host its 116th annual dinner dance at the Astoria Manor in Queens, with cocktail hour at 4 p.m. Dinner and dancing to the Music of Good Clean Fun until 9 p.m. Guests of honor are Paul Rowley and Martin Skelly. Tickets $80. Call Colm McStay at 212-439-1724 or visit www.countylongfordny.com.

Hunger Project

THE Ancient Order of Hibernians McGuinness-Fitzsimons Division 14 will host their fourth annual Hibernian Hunger Project food drive at Kasey’s American Grille, 23 No. Park Avenue in Rockville Centre, Long Island, from 3-7 p.m. Music by Kevin Smith. Guests asked to bring non-perishable food or cash donation. Proceeds to benefit the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen and Concern Worldwide.


THE Killoran Clancy branch of CCE will host a ceili at the Cork Lounge, 33-01 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside, from 4-8 p.m. Music by Pride of Moyvane. Call John McGurrin at 718-672-0428.


Clare Night

AN Irish election fundraising event for Clare Fianna Fail will be held at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Music by the New York Showband and others. Guest speaker Flan Garvey, the mayor of Clare. Sponsored by Danny Moloney and Liffey Van Lines. Suggested donation $100. Call 914-776-2946.

Irish Idol

THE Fitzpatrick Hotel Group will host the first annual New York City Fitzpatrick Irish American Idol singing contest at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central, 141 East 44th Street. Participants will be drawn from a number of Irish

bars and restaurants. Participating venues will submit one contestant to represent them in the ultimate Irish singing challenge. Participants will sing Irish songs and ballads karaoke style, with the top 10 performers moving on to a final round, hosted by renowned former television host, Jim Ryan, the following evening. Prizes include trips to Ireland, and stays in the Fitzpatrick hotels. Visit www.fitzpatrickhotels.com.



THE Westchester County Board of Legislators will host a celebration of Irish history and heritage month at its Legislative Chambers, 800 Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Avenue in White Plains, at 7 p.m. Event will feature a performance by the Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. The board will present a proclamation honoring the Adult Ceili Team, 2006 North American Champions, to LuAnn O’Rourke Boyd, director of the O’Rourke Irish Dancers of White Plains. Special guest Larry Kirwan. Open to the public. Call 914-995-2818.



CADY Finlayson and Padraig Allen will perform Irish music at the Woodside Library, 54-22 Skillman Avenue in Woodside, at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. They will also perform at the Sunnyside Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue,

at 6:30 p.m. Admission

is also free. Visit www.cadyfinlayson.com.


INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed pianist John O’Conor will perform an evening of classical and early romance repertoire, including works by Beethoven and John Field, at Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th Street in New York at 7 p.m. Tickets, which include a reception with the artist, are $100 and are tax deductible. For information or to purchase tickets online visit www.lighthouse.org/johnoconor or call 212-821-9441.


Kilkenny Dance

THE Kilkenny Association and Kilkenny Hurling Club will host their annual St. Patrick’s dinner dance at the Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Road in Eastchester, with cocktail hour at 8 p.m. Dinner and dancing to Good Clean Fun follows. Honorees are James McGarry, Joe O’Shea and Rita Slattery. Call Dick Dunne at 718-279-0544.


AUTHOR Kevin O’Hara and Irish harpist/singer Aine Minogue will appear in concert at All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street in Brookline, Massachusetts, at 8 p.m. Admission $15. Call 617-738-1810 or visit www.allsaintsbrookline.org.


THE Folk Project presents Co. Down native Tommy Sands in concert at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, New Jersey at 8:30 p.m. He will perform with his daughter, Moya, on fiddle and his son, Finon, on mandolin. Tickets are $20. Visit www.folkproject.org or call 908-771-0187.

Gaelic Gourmet

THE second annual Gaelic Gourmet gala, a night of Irish food, drink and culture, will take place at Hotel Commonwealth in Boston from 7-10 p.m. Six leading Irish chefs will journey from Ireland to Boston to team up with local chefs to showcase the finest offerings from their respective culinary traditions. Tickets $100 each and includehosted cooking demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and cocktails. Visit www.hotelcommonwealth.com, or call 617-532-5063.



A FREE tin whistle workshop conducted by musician Bill Ochs will be held at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street in New York, from 12:45-2 p.m. Beginners welcome. Reservations are a must. Call Ochs at 212-247-3231 or e-mail at bill@pennywhistle.com. Participants should bring a tin whistle in the key of D, or purchase one for $10 at the workshop.


THE Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 141 Greene Street in New York, presents a lecture titled “Humanity’s Opposites — Beginning with Ireland,” at 8 p.m. The presentation will feature part of a lecture by Eli Siegel, about the first act of Sean O’Casey’s play Juno and the Paycock. There will also be music, and a talk by Ellen Reiss on how the need for good will has been urgent throughout the history of Ireland .

To make a reservation call 212-777-4490 or visit www.aestheticrealism.org/events2.htm


THE Philadelphia Ceili Group will host its annual St. Patrick’s ceili in the grand ballroom of the Commodore Barry Club, Carpenter Lane and Emlen Street in West Mount Airy at 8 p.m. Ceili and set dance instructions by John Shields and Cass Tinney from 7-8 p.m. Music supplied

by accordionist Kevin McGillian, his son Jimmy McGillian on banjo and Judy Brennan on piano. Guest of honor Tommy Moffit. Tickets $15. Tea and scones served. Call 215-248-0502.

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