The Irish Arts Center will be handing out books by Irish authors starting at 7:30 a.m. on Friday at the 1 train stop on Broadway and 72nd Street.
And the New-York Historical Society is holding a special event to celebrate Irish heritage, showcasing some of the treasures from their collecttion. The event takes place from 6 to 8 p-.m. Friday and admission is “pay-as-you-wish”.
“On St. Patrick’s Eve, we’ll be hosting an evening dedicated to Irish heritage, with music, art and more. Grab a pint at our cash bar and tour our objects and paintings that represent the history of the Irish in New York! A map will guide you to such treasures as artist John Ramage’s desk, Al Smith’s cigar box, and Louis Lang’s historical painting The Return of the 69th (Irish) Regiment, N.Y.S.M. from the Seat of War. You’ll also be able to read Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon’s poem of the painting.”
Shamrock image via N-YHS.