Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, located at One Washington Mews (at Fifth Avenue), will host several special events in October, including the inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan Memorial Lecture on October 5, featuring Bono and Jeffrey Sachs, author of The End of Poverty. (This event takes place at NYU’s Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place.) All other events take place at Ireland House. Admission is free to members and those with an NYU ID (except for the October 5 event). Admission charge to regular events is $10; $15 for Blarney Star Concert Series. To reserve a seat call 212.998.3850 or email: Ireland.email@example.com.
A schedule of events follows:
Wed., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan Memorial Lecture: Introduction by Bono. Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs speaks on poverty and world hunger. Note: tickets are available at www.skirballcenter.org. They are $12 for NYU students; $20 for other students; $25-40, general public.
Fri., Oct. 7, 9 p.m. Blarney Star Concert Series: Randal Bays and Roger Landes. One the best American-born fiddlers in Irish music, Bays is also a superb finger-style guitarist. His partner for this concert, as on the recent recording House to House, is the bouzouki and guitar accompanist Landes.
Thurs., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Reading: poet Samuel Menashe reads from his New and Selected Poems. Menashe was the recent recipient of The Poetry Foundation’s first Neglected Masters Award, designed to bring critical attention to an under-recognized, significant American poet. He will be introduced by NYU Professor and world-renowned literary critic Denis Donoghue.
Thurs., Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Reading: Australian-born writer Gillen D’Arcy Wood reads from his book, Hosack’s Folly: A Novel of Old New York. Set in the 1820s, the novel features protagonist, Dr. David Hosack, the founder of Bellevue Hospital. A key fictional character is Eamonn Casey, an Irish immigrant who becomes the editor of New York’s most powerful newspaper.
Thurs., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Exhibition opens: paintings by Mary Donnelly from Connemara. Her work celebrates the beauty of rural Ireland but goes beyond a painted exploration of what can be seen by the naked eye. She received the Oriel Gallery Award for “Landscape of Distinction” at the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Group Exhibition in 2004. On display through December 15.