New York, USA

New York, New York, USA Lecture series at the Consulate General The Consulate launched an historical lecture series in May 2015, in conjunction with New York GAA and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The inaugural lecture was delivered by Professor Mary Daly, President of the Royal Irish Academy. This lecture series, which is open to all, will continue on a bi-monthly basis until summer 2016. NYU Glucksman Ireland House Glucksman Ireland House at New York University (NYU) will present a series of public events commencing in autumn 2015 focusing on music, film, poetry, and prose. This series will culminate in a major academic conference on April 21-23 2016, which will explore the relationship between America and 1916, and will involve over twenty academic speakers from Ireland and across the United States. Ancient Order of Hibernians U.S. National Commemoration While the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) will run commemorative events throughout the US during 2016, the focus of commemorations for the national board of the AOH will be on New York on 23 April. These commemorations will include a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a public event involving a solemn commemorative moment and a reading of the Proclamation, to be followed by a gala celebration. The Irish Consulate is working with the AOH to support them in their planning. Event on the Centenary of the Easter Rising There will be a significant, high level, inclusive commemorative programme on Sunday 24 April 2016 in New York, to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. The Irish and Irish American communities in New York, and the civic authorities in the city will be asked to participate in the event. The Irish Consulate is working with the community to plan this programme. American Irish Historical Society The American Irish Historical Society (AIHS) are planning a series of exhibitions featuring holdings from their rich collection of Irish and Irish American historical papers and artefacts from the period. These exhibitions will commence in late 2015 and will run throughout 2016. The AIHS are also planning a significant commemorative event for Sunday 24 April 2016. Other events Many other community groups, academic and cultural institutions in New York are planning events to commemorate 2016. These include the Institute for Irish American Studies at Lehman College, City University of New York, who will commission an original play about New York in 1916, among other projects. Watson House (Battery Heritage Foundation), will also host a one-day symposium in May 2016 on the contribution of the women of Irish New York to Irish national aspirations.
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