The Irish Hospice Foundation are launching their new fundraising initiative, a book called The Gathering; Reflections on Ireland in New York on November 12th with the support of Loretta Brennan Glucksman and Patron of the Irish Hospice Foundation; Mr Gabriel Byrne.
As well as the compelling personal stories of Gathering events, the book features reflections on Irish identity from some of our best writers and artists. Contributors include Bono, Brian O’Driscoll, Colum McCann, Katie Taylor, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Moya Doherty, Niall O’Dowd, the late Seamus Heaney, Simone Rocha and many more voices.
Priced at US$30 this book is a high quality, full colour, hard-back book of 256 pages. It is edited by accomplished journalist Miriam Donohoe and is designed by Steve Averill of AMP Visual, internationally acclaimed for his work with U2.
The book is available online at http://hospicefoundation.ie/shop/books/ and a link to the purchase site is embedded in the image opposite.
The book is a beautiful Christmas gift and all proceeds are going directly to the Irish Hospice Foundation in Ireland. They were very fortunate to have the support of an amazing army of volunteers and sponsors who brought this book to life without any costs to the IHF!
All proceeds of this initiative will go towards the work of the Irish Hospice Foundation in Irish Hospitals all across Ireland. For anyone who has had to make the lonely journey home for a sick or dying relative, you will know about the need, within busy hospitals, for private family rooms and restful spaces for those who are bereaved or visiting a loved one. The Irish Hospice Foundation has 11 Design and Dignity development projects underway in Irish Hospitals with plans for several more. If you would like to find out more about the work of the Irish Hospice Foundation or this initiative, please feel free to contact their CEO – Sharon Foley at Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Find out more about the committee here.
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.
Best regards and we look forward to seeing you all
Saturday January 26th 2013
IN-NYC 2012 Committee
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
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
Spread the Word: Download the flyer and pass it around!
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
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),
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.
Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste,Tissues, Toilet Paper
Feminine Products, Wipes,
Diapers, Adult Diapers,Hand Sanitizer, Deodrant, Laundry Detergent
Cough Medicine (adults and children), Advil/Aleve
Band-Aids, Neosporin, Alcohol Solution/Pads.
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.
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!
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.