6 Ways to Celebrate and Learn Irish Culture
There are many activities families can do to celebrate Irish culture in NYC this month
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Little Ireland in Woodlawn
4329-4311 Katonah Ave, Bronx, NY 10470
Visit Little Ireland in the northern Bronx to get a little taste of Ireland! Woodlawn has become predominantly Irish and the inhabitants have brought a tiny bit of their home and culture to the neighborhood. Take your family and friends to Little Ireland where they have Irish cafés and restaurants for you to experience. They also have shops that specialize in authentic Irish imported goods and gifts for you to enjoy and cherish!
North End Ave &, Vesey St, New York, NY 10280
If you’re looking to get in touch with the past and what the Irish have experienced and suffered, the Irish Hunger Memorial may be worth a visit. Located within Battery Park City, this memorial is devoted to raising public awareness of the historical events that led to the Irish Famine and Migration. This memorial houses stones from each of Ireland’s 32 counties with texts talking about the Great Famine as well as reports of world hunger. Take the time to visit the memorial this month and pay your respects to those that lost their lives during this historical tragedy.
726 11th Ave. (bet. 51st & 52nd), New York, NY 10019
Storytelling is a very important aspect of Irish culture and heritage. The Irish Arts Center is a space where a community of different artists and art forms perform in order to preserve Irish traditions. You can even take classes on the Irish Language or take dance classes on Irish step dancing. Check out the website to see what productions and classes they are putting on this month!