Brian Mór Ó Baoighill Exhibit – Opening Reception

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Join us for refreshments and entertainment at the museum for the opening of the Brian Mór Ó Baoighill Art Exhibit, comprised of pieces lent to us by various private owners and Cumann na Saoirse. Brian Mór was born to Irish immigrant parents in New York, and he was a true Renaissance man. The go-to Irish […]

Free

Cooking Demonstration: Seafood Chowder with Chef Michael Kierna

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Like many traditional Irish dishes, seafood chowder was once perceived to a poor man’s food. Made with the catch of the day – usually haddock or salmon – and combined with available shellfish, produce, and cream, seafood chowder was a simple, hearty, and delicious staple for Irish fishermen. Today, seafood chowder can be found in […]

Free

Dr. Anne Fogarty with Dr. Margaret Lasch Carroll – Bloomsday

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Join us in conversation with one of the world's Joycean experts as we celebrate Bloomsday 100 years since the publication of Ulysses. Dr. Anne Fogarty, Professor of James Joyce Studies at University College Dublin, will discuss the famous novel with Dr. Margaret Lasch Carroll, trustee on the board of the Irish American Heritage Museum, and who […]

Free

Emma DeSouza: Human Rights in a Post-Brexit Northern Ireland

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Emma DeSouza is an Irish writer, political commentator, journalist and campaigner. DeSouza sued the British Home Secretary over her right under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement to be accepted as an Irish citizen for the purposes of European Union family reunion rights with her US husband. The case resulted in substantial changes to […]

Free

Chatham Summerfest

Village of Chatham, NY Main Street, Park Row and Hudson Avenue, Chatham, NY

Enjoy a variety of live performers including a family entertainer, parade and live music. Summerfest Parade at noon. Dozens of food options and merchandise vendors, as well as informational tables about local not-for profits. Free screening of "The Biggest Little Farm" at the Crandell. See our website for the complete list.

No admission.

Chatham Summerfest

Village of Chatham, NY Main Street, Park Row and Hudson Avenue, Chatham, NY

Enjoy a variety of live performers including a family entertainer, parade and live music. Summerfest Parade at noon. Dozens of food options and merchandise vendors, as well as informational tables about local not-for profits. Free screening of "The Biggest Little Farm" at the Crandell. See our website for the complete list.

No admission.

Live Music from Brian Conway & Conor Hearn

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

New York born fiddler, Brian Conway, is a leading exponent of the tastefully ornamented Sligo fiddling style. Brian’s early studies were with his father Jim of Plumbridge, County Tyrone and with Limerick-born fiddler/teacher Martin Mulvihill. However, it was the legendary fiddler and composer Martin Wynne who taught him the real secrets of the County Sligo […]

$15 – $20

“Bread or Blood:” The Great Hunger in a Typical Irish Town

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

This is the first lecture in our new series to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Black '47. Elizabeth Stack, PhD, will discuss how the Great Hunger affected her home town of Listowel in Co. Kerry. With hunger and unemployment reaching fever pitch in the winter of 1846, the peasants and laboring class in Listowel and […]

Free

The Irish in the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

The exodus that institutionalized emigration from Ireland began just after the Napoleonic wars and the famines of 1817 and 1822; surged during and after the 1845-51 Great Hunger and continued spasmodically through the remainder of the century. By the mid nineteenth century, many of the Irish newcomers were poor, as opposed to the earlier ones […]

Free

Chalk The Walk

Albany Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail 309 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY

Join Art on the Rail Trail for the annual chalk art celebration- Chalk the Walk! We welcome all ages and abilities to join us - you don't have to be a professional artist to have a great time at this family-friendly event. Register in advance, $10 for a 3 ft. square. Chalk will be provided. […]

$10

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