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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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NYDay – Irish Heritage at the NY City Council

Ethel and I are thankful to be invited each year to a celebration of Irish Heritage organised by the NY City Council and Speaker Christine Quinn. This year, the Man of the Year Award was presented  in honor of Senator Ted Kennedy and was accepted by Caroline Kennedy.

Due, I imagine to the economic downturn, The Corned Beef and Cabbage was absent from the fare this year; Replaced by remorseful cheese and crackers!

Opening music and Irish songs were provided by Mick Moloney and his band

The Irish Pipers return each year to open the official proceedings

Speaker Cristine Quinn

The face of cultural exchange. This schoolmistress from Harlem has taught her young students Irish dancing to a standard where they can perform anywhere.

. . . . . one of her troupe awaits her cue

Caroline Kennedy - after a brief film clip of the late Senator's life

Very little of the honoring presentations was seen by the seated audience--a phalanx of papparazzi rudely stood up each time to obscure the view.

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2 Responses

  1. Where’s the corned beef? Hurray for vegetarianism!

  2. Valerie. Beware those predatory carrots!!!

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