All Blog Posts Tagged 'New York' (80)

‘We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942

No large operation in World War II surpassed the invasion of North Africa in complexity, daring, risk, or -- as the official U.S. Army Air Forces history concludes -- 'the degree of strategic surprise achieved.'



     -- Author Rick Atkinson,…

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 13, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

An Irish Christmas: A Musical Solstice at Symphony Space

Alert to Wild Geese Members: There is a special discount available for this seasonal favorite show produced by the Irish Arts Center and Dr. Mick Moloney. contact phone 201-965-6598 or the Wild Geese administrator for further details. 

SPECIAL GUESTS FROM WORLDS OF POLITICS, CULTURE & ACADEMICS ANNOUNCED FOR IRISH ARTS CENTER’S ACCLAIMED…

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Added by Paul Edward Keating on December 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Christmas at P.J.Clarke's Bar, N.Y.C.

My first big memory of my Uncle Charlie Clarke is when he arrived home from Naval duty after World War II. I was seven years old. Soon after, my granduncle, Patrick Joseph Clarke, appointed Uncle Charlie to be the manager at his saloon, P. J. Clarke’s, at 55th Street and Third…

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Added by Helen Molanphy on December 8, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The True Story of Thanksgiving

History, as written, is not always accurate. Revised versions of past events are often presented to support conclusions already reached - political or otherwise. Sadly, many of these revised versions are presented as fact in our school books like the discovery and conquest of…

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Added by Mike McCormack on November 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 14 Comments

Update: New York City Horse-Drawn Carriages

Well intentioned, perhaps. Educated, definitely not.

An NYC tradition since 1858, the carriage horses are regulated and well cared for.  Out of the 220 Horses licensed and registered to operate, only 68 can be working at one time.  This builds in rest time for all of the horses and assures that none are overworked.

Are there unscrupulous and uncaring Carriage…

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Added by Bit Devine on November 20, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Féasta Chultúr na nGael / A Feast of Gaelic Culture

This Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10AM to 3PM, Molloy College's Irish Studies Institute will host a Feast of Gaelic Culture in Long Island, New York with free workshops in the Irish Language, modern Irish Genealogy, Seanchas…

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Added by Jerry Kelly on October 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Irish 'Backbone' of the Erie Canal

by Maryann Tracy

To say that the Irish built the Erie Canal is an exaggeration, since there were British and Germans who worked alongside them, but to say that they were the backbone of the Erie Canal is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2014 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

The Storm

We were expecting her unwelcome visit thanks to the ingenious invention of Radar, which had been developed during the dark, frightful years of World War II. All we could do was prepare for her inevitable onslaught. She was conceived and born on the African continent…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Limerick Scholar Rebuts Those Who Dismiss The Rising's Heroes

New York -- University of Limerick Professor Ruan O'Donnell drew more than 40 to O'Lunney's Times Square Pub on Thursday, October 2nd to issue a resounding rebuttal -- some would argue refutation -- of the recent critics of the 1,700 who went out on Easter Monday 1916. Directly challenging former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton and Senator David Norris,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Sheridan Film Retrospective Draws Hundreds -- and Jim Himself

New York -- Writer and director Jim Sheridan returned to his film making roots Saturday with a 60-minute interview followed by a screening of one of Sheridan's numerous Oscar-nominated films, in this case, "In America." The event drew a full house, close to 400 attendees, to NYU's Cantor Film Center. Sheridan is now focused on his next project, a film…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

'Smile' - A Short Film

I absolutely loved this short film by Wild Geese member and fellow County Tyrone author, Colin Broderick

It's called "Smile," and it's a visual poem set in New York. Lyrical and melancholic, like so much Irish poetry, it is, in the end an uplifting story of transformation and renewal. 

Enjoy!

Caroline …

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on September 29, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment


Founding Member
The Irish in Baseball

Those attending the Irish Cultural Society meeting in the Garden City Library on September 10, 2014 now know how baseball got its term “pinch hitter.”  When John McGraw was asked why he signed the over-the-hill player Mike (Turkey Mike) Donlon to the team, McGraw explained that Turkey Mike was good in a…

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Added by John M. Walsh on September 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Beer, Strikebreaking, Exquisite Furniture: How Work Came to Define This Irish-American Family's History

Thoughts of labor this holiday, however modest in its aspirations, invite me to contemplate the role of work in both defining and coloring the lives of my family.



My grandfather Ray Regan was born in Harlem, in upper…

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Added by Gerry Regan on September 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

For Irish in NYC, September Brings Focus on 1916, 'The Alt,' Fibin, Baseball

Up and Coming: We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information: 

(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow WG in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Freedom From Fear

The massive blasts of the four homemade, two-hundred-pound mortars, launched from the rear of a commandeered, flatbed truck, reverberated and shook the buildings throughout the town as they hit their target with deadly precision. Thankfully, all residents living in the immediate area…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Fíbín Set to Bring Exciting Irish Language Show to NYC

We bring you exciting news as our friends and Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partners Fíbín Teo, will be bringing their exciting show "Réiltín" to New York City.  Fíbín…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments


Heritage Partner
'The Alt' at Irish Arts Center

The Alt

A unique blend of traditional Irish, Scottish, English & Americana music

Exciting new musical…

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Added by Irish Arts Center on August 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Manhattan's Duffy Square: The Man Behind the Name

Duffy Square as it was in 1904

Duffy Square is…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on August 7, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

'Dysphasia,' 'Rory O'Shea': Irish Films With Heart, Hard Heads

Long Island City, N.Y. – How we try, and often fail to communicate, and how we ultimately and triumphantly can bridge that chasm came across as the focus of two extraordinary and allegorical films that screened Saturday night in Queens at New York Irish Center's…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

'Machine Made': A Second Look at Tammany Hall

In "Machine Made: Tammany Hall and The Creation of Modern American Politics," author Terry Golway doesn’t sugar-coat the negative aspects of a New York institution that flourished for about 100 years. What he does is swing the pendulum back from a crazy imbalance caused by…

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Added by Jim Curley on July 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

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