Fifteenth Annual Irish Arts Center NYC Irish Dance Festival
Riverside Park South - Pier I at W 68th Street
Free admission for all!
Hop 1,2,3 to 72nd Street and walk west
Come out to the pier to enjoy a day of great Irish dance!
Led by Artistic Director Niall O’Leary, TCRG, ADCRG, the Festival is now a start-of-summer tradition when it kicks off the Summer on the Hudson series at Riverside Park South! This celebration of Irish dance and culture is not to be missed, featuring performances from top Irish dance companies from New York and around the country, dance classes for children and adults, music sessions, Irish language classes, a singing circle, children’s face painting, Irish craft vendors. Audience members can immerse themselves in Irish arts and culture with workshops, music sessions, language lessons, dance classes for all ages, among many other offerings. The summer evening ends with a lively céilí set to live music for all!
Bring your dancing shoes—the entire day is free and open to all!
Donny Golden Dancers | Niall O’Leary Dance Troupe | Darrah Carr Dance |
Patrick O’Dea | Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance | Andrew Vickers | D'Amby Project | Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance | Megan Downes
Live Traditional Music by:
Tony DeMarco (fiddle), James Keane (button-accordion), Jake James (fiddle, bodhran), Elsa Kelly (harp, flute), Stuart Jackson (uilleann pipes)
A chance for everyone out on the floor!
If you don't believe me, don’t just watch, learn and have fun!
There will be opportunities to get out on the floor and dance ALL day, both ceili team dancing and percussive dance jams, interspersed with some top-notch performances from Irish dance groups from all over New York City!
Not to be missed!
Join us throughout the day for fun, easy to learn traditional Irish dance, in both step dancing and céilí dancing. For all ages.
Visit the children’s tent during the day for arts and crafts, face painting and lessons in the Irish language.