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CUNY SPRING 2010 EVENTS

2 /2/10 (Tues.) @ 8am: Joint Meeting of the CUNY-IIAS Advisory Board and Faculty Council with invited guests.

2/7/10 (Sun.) @ 5:30pm: Irish Language Conversation Circle with CUNY Fulbright FLTA Úna Faherty (Úna Ní Fhátharta) [Rambling House — Dining Room Section].

2/16/10 (Tues.) @ 4pm: Pancake Tuesday celebrated by the Lehman College Irish Society [Lehman College — Student Life Building, Room 113].

2/24/10 (Wed.) @ 7pm: Irish-American Studies Book Club. Prof. Janet Butler Munch will lead a discussion about Closing Time: A Memoir by Joe Queenan. [CUNY Graduate Center—Room 8301].

3/1/10 (Mon.) @ 7:00pm: Panel on Ireland’s “20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language” and its implications for Irish language learning in America. [Lehman College — East Dining Room, Music Building].

3/7/10 (Sun.) @ 5:30pm: Irish Language Conversation Circle with CUNY Fulbright FLTA Úna Faherty [Rambling House — Dining Room Section].

3/11/10 (Thurs.) @ 12pm and @ 1:45pm: St. Patrick's Day Buffet. Enjoy a complete Irish luncheon buffet. Please call for reservations. Contact: 718.982.5620 or 718.982.3027 ($11.95 per person). [College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island - Park Café].

3/11/10 (Thurs.) @ 1:30pm-3pm: Saint Patrick's Day Celebration with the Lehman College Irish American Society. Live Irish music, an Irish dancer and Irish food. Special guest will be Niall O'Leary. (Lehman College - Student Life Building 113). The Irish American Society is a student organization of Lehman College, CUNY.

3/12/10 (Fri.) @ 8pm: Black 47. Formed in the Bronx, these Irish American rockers espouse an unblinkingly political and thoroughly Irish form of rock and roll. Contact: 718.982.2597 (Free) [College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island - Williamson Theatre].

3/18/10 (Thurs.) @ noon: Prof. Morris Lang will direct the Lehman Percussion Ensemble in a joint performance with students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin [Lehman College — Studio Theatre].

3/18/10 (Thurs.) @ 1:30pm: The Irish on Staten Island: Music, Dance, and History. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and join Patricia M. Salmon, Curator of History at the Staten Island Museum, for a lively talk on the Irish men and women who have impacted Staten Island. Contact: 718.982.2597 (Free) [College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island - Recital Hall].

3/24/10 (Wed.) @ 12:15pm-1:30pm. Dr. Alan Singer (Hofstra) will be speaking about "Teaching the Great Irish Famine and Global History." [Queens College - Powdermaker Hall, Room 130].

3/25/10 (Thurs.) @ 4pm: Reading and Lecture: Tom Kelly, author of Empire Rising, The Rackets, and other works. Co-sponsored by the English Department, Manhattan College. [Manhattan College - Alumni Room, O’Malley Library].

4/12/10 (Mon.) @ noon: Irish Language Conversation Circle with Úna Faherty [Lehman College — Carman Hall 188].

4/19/10 (Mon.) @ 12:15pm: Lecture “Irish Emancipation—Black Abolition: a broken partnership” with Dr. Neil O’Connell of the Lehman College History Department. [Lehman College — East Dining Room, Music Building].

4/30/10 (Fri.) @ 6:30pm: Annual CUNY-IIAS Dinner. Tickets are $125 per person. Contact info@irishamericanstudies.com or call 718-960-6722 [Rosie O’Grady Manhattan Club].

5/2/10 (Sun.) @ 5:30pm: Irish Language Conversation Circle with CUNY Fulbright FLTA Úna Faherty [Rambling House — Dining Room Section].

5/8/10 (Sat.) @ 11am: Children’s performance. Musician and author Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin will perform songs from his CDs for children. [Aisling Irish Community Center].

5/8/10-5/9/10 (Sat. & Sun.): The CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies will co-sponsor Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin’s workshop and performance at the Irish language immersion weekend organized by Daitaí na Gaeilge in Esopus, NY.

5/10/10 (Mon.) @ 12:15pm: Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin performs song, poetry, and a variety of other traditional folklore from the west of Ireland recently featured on his book and CD Aniar, Voices and Verse from the Edge of the World. [Queens College - M-11, Rathaus Hall].

5/11/10 (Tues.) @ 12:30pm: Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin (see 5/10/10 description above). [Lehman College — East Dining Room, Music Building].

6/8/10 (Tues.) @ 7pm: “Customs and Traditions of the Galway Gaeltacht” with Prof. Thomas Ihde [CUNY Graduate Center — Room 9204]



































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