Introducing the 2014 IN-NYC Committee

Thank you to all who sent in votes and attended the 2014 Annual General Meeting.

A new committee was elected and we are excited to get started planning an incredible year.

Chair: Jason O’Brien

Vice Chair: Emily Conway

Treasurer: Brendan O’Sullivan

Co-Secretary: Sarah Fitzpatrick

Co-Secretary: Gillian O’Rourke

Director: Katie Gassert

Director: Kate Hickey

Director: Ciaran Kennedy

Director: Jillian Saperstein

Director: Grainne Saxe

Director: Lorcan Shannon

Director: Brian Whelan

Event: IN-NYC and BZHNY host the second annual Interceltic Fest Noz Night of Celtic Music and Dance.

Date: Friday, September 27th 2013

Venue: Connolly’s Times Square (upstairs)

Headline act is Celtic Rock band The Micky Finns who will take to the stage following a Traditional Irish Music Session, performances by professional Irish Dance companies Emerald Fire Dance and Darrah Carr Dance and a performance by the Niall O’Leary Irish Dance School. Also performing …(the names of the Breton groups are here in the event that we created on Celtic Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/nycelticmusicmeetup-com/events/137947812/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=137947812&_af=event )

Entry fee is $10 for members of INNYC and BZHNY and $20 for non-members.

2013 IN-NYC Committee


Picture from the recent AGM held on January 26th 2013 at the Irish Arts Center of the 2013 IN-NYC Committee.

Find out more about the committee here.

IN-NYC Annual General Meeting


IN-NYC Annual General Meeting  

Date: Saturday, January 26th 2013

Time: 2.30 – 4pm

Location: Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street

 

Please join us for the upcoming IN-NYC AGM where we will re-cap a very successful 2012, elect our new Board, and brainstorm for the year ahead!

IN-NYC has had a very successful 2012. We have proudly hostednetworking and keynote speaker events throughout the year and continued our strong focus on community outreach and giving back; we organized numerous sporting and cultural events as well as our seasonal parties and this year our members had the opportunity to participate in our newly launched mentoring program.

Whether you are Irish, Irish-American or a friend of Ireland
please join our growing memberbase and get involved
in everything IN-NYC has to offer.

If you would like to be a part of the upcoming IN-NYC 2013 Committee please be sure that you are a paid up member before the end of this year and watch out for a newsletter with nomination and deadline details in the coming weeks.

Irish Network Membership 

Best regards and we look forward to seeing you all
Saturday January 26th 2013
IN-NYC 2012 Committee

Photos from the IN-NYC Christmas Party


Thanks to everyone who came to the annual Irish NetworkNYC Christmas party at The Bailey Pub & Brasserie. The party went on til the wee hours and a great night was had by all!

To see more photos from the night please click this link and use the password: innyc: Christmas Party Photos

IRISH DAY OF ACTION | Hurricane Sandy, Nov 24th

Calling All Volunteers!
Save The Date: Sat Nov 24

Get ready for a community-wide Day Of Action – a Thanksgiving Meitheal – on Saturday November 24th. All are asked to participate in efforts to alleviate the suffering of so many in the region that have been hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Organized by the Irish Consulate in New York in conjunction with community leaders, we urge you to come and lend a hand next Saturday in the Rockaways. Based on what you can do, there’ll be plenty for you to do! Buses will be leaving in the early morning, and bringing everyone back at the end of the day.

IRISH DAY OF ACTION | Hurricane Sandy, Nov 24th : Please join your fellow IN-NYC members and a host of our fellow New York Irish organizations to volunteer for an “Irish Day of Action” in the hurricane hit Rockaways, Nov 24th.

The overriding need on the ground is for coordinated teams of volunteers who can be dispatched in a targeted way. The volunteers would gather at the three Irish Centers & be transported directly to & from the designated locations.The timing of this organized joint effort  will take place over this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a time when peoples spirits will be most challenged. We hope you can join us!

 Full details on departure locations and sign-up will be forthcoming early in the week.

In the meantime stay tuned on Facebook, or at
NewYorkIrishCenter.org

Spread the Word: Download the flyer and pass it around!

HURRICANE SANDY – NYIC RESPONSE UPDATE

The New York Irish Center will accept donations of emergency supplies for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts at the following times this weekend (Nov 10th and 11th) at 1040 Jackson Avenue, LIC (Queens), NY 11101:
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday 9am – 1pm
All available NYIC volunteers are asked to come at these times to assist in sorting and packing donations.

WE HAVE ALSO ORGANIZED A WOODSIDE COLLECTION POINT, STAFFED BY NYIC VOLUNTEERS.
The Dugout Pub
(61st St between Woodside and Rosevelt Ave)
Saturday and Sunday
11am – 4pm

MANHATTAN DROP OFF

The Mad Hatter Saloon located on Third Avenue between 26th & 27th Street will accept donation items through Sat. 10th Nov.
(There is a 24 hour hardware store on 29th street between third and second avenue, if you wish to purchase items to donate)
DONORS: It is important to closely review this prioritized list below before bringing anything to our Center:
Needed Supplies List
CLEANING
Work Gloves, Mops, Brooms, Shovels, Snow Shovels, Water Hoses/Pressure Hoses, Dust Masks (N95 Particulate Filtering Faceplate Respirator is best for this cleanup and is affordable),
Goggles,
Bleach (small bottles), Contractor Bags, Large Sponges, Cleaning Cloths, Shopping Carts and Wheelbarrows (for transporting supplies on foot in stricken areas).

HEAT AND LIGHT (no power in stricken areas!)
Batteries (C and D are most needed), Power Strips,Lamps, Flashlights.

TOILETRIES/BABY SUPPLIES
Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste,Tissues, Toilet Paper
Feminine Products, Wipes,
Diapers, Adult Diapers,Hand Sanitizer, Deodrant, Laundry Detergent

FIRST AID
Cough Medicine (adults and children), Advil/Aleve
Band-Aids, Neosporin, Alcohol Solution/Pads.

NON-PERISHABLE FOOD
Canned Food (Easy Open Cans Please), Granola Bars
Dry Goods and ready to eat meals, Baby Food, Baby Formula, Parmalat,Juice Boxes
CLOTHES AND BEDDING
We cannot accept any general clothing, or any bedding, blankets or quilts. DO NOT BRING!! Shelters within our reach are not accepting these items.
DONORS: WHERE POSSIBLE, PLEASE PACK YOUR DONATIONS IN EASY-TO-TRANSPORT STURDY LABELED CARDBOARD BOXES.

Your generosity towards the many people in our region that are truly suffering, is greatly appreciated.

IN-NYC InterCeltic Music and Ceili Night

Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 7pm – 2am
Venue: Connolly’s Times Square, 3rd floor, 121 W 45th street

Connolly’s in Times Square is up and running! Come celebrate getting through Sandy this Saturday at our huge Halloween Ceili. It’s a perfect night to breakout the Halloween costume that you did not get to use (or break it out again if you did!!!)
IN-NYC and BZH New York invite you to join us on for an evening of celebration featuring exciting live music & dance from a host of Celtic nations. Come enjoy the many forms of Celtic music and dance creating a Ceili, Fest Noz like atmosphere right here in NYC to properly ring in the traditional Celtic New Year aka Halloween!!!$10 IN-NYC members and people in costume. $20 for non-members.
Costumes are encouraged…there will be prizes for the best!!!

Celtic New Year traditionally celebrated by many Celtic people, Samhain (Irish), Kala-Goañv (Breton), Calan Gaeaf (Welsh), Samhuinn (Scottish Gaelic), Sauin (Manx Gaelic), Calan Gwaf (Cornish). Don’t miss this unique cultural event…a great chance to get up and join us for a spot of foot-tapping and maybe even a round or two of the Siege of Ennis!!! This event is not to be missed!

Saturday Volunteers needed for Go Project

The GO Project is a not-for-profit organization based in lower Manhattan. The GO Project’s vision is to close the achievement gap for all under-resourced families who have children that are struggling in their New York City public school by providing access to coordinated, comprehensive, and effective programs. The GO Project supports families in ensuring their child is successful in school, at home, and in life. Volunteers are central to GO; without them, our work would not be possible.

If you are interested in volunteering with the GO Project, please email Olivia Nunez at onunez@goprojectnyc.org

Best wishes to all our members from his Excellency, President of Ireland, Michael D.Higgins :

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