James Connolly's New York

Thursday, May 12, 2016 7:00 - 9:30pm

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James Connolly

James Connolly

New York Irish musicians, writers and storytellers perform in tribute to James Connolly on the stage where he spoke in 1902 in a free, public event.

Connolly (1868 - 1916), a dedicated Marxist, Irish Republican and revolutionary, appeared in The Great Hall in 1902 as part of an American lecture tour. He then lived in New York from 1903 until 1910. Six years later he was executed as a leader of the Easter Rising of 1916.

Scheduled performers include:

  • Michael Brunnock
  • Niall Connolly
  • Mary Courtney
  • Charles Cushing
  • John Duddy
  • Matt Gallagher
  • Honor Finnegan
  • Kevin Holohan
  • Michael Patrick MacDonald
  • Warren Malone
  • Honor Molloy
  • Aedin Moloney
  • Isabelle O’Connell
  • Brendan O’Shea
  • Laoisa Sexton

The event is free, but reservations are requested.

This event is sponsored by Cuala NYC and the Public Programs department of The Cooper Union.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.