Bloomsday Watch; New York

What are you doing in New York City on a fine June day? What are you doing right now? Well, why not put on your best frock or bowler and wander over to Bryant Park for the Irish Arts Center’s Bloomsday Breakfast?

“The festivities begin at 8 am with complementary Irish breakfast hors d’oeuvres, served in honor of the iconic opening scene of the novel. Entertainment includes musical performances by special guests Songs of Joyce and a selection of readings from Ulysses by Terry George, director and Academy Award nominated writer of Hotel RwandaJames Newman, “Tony” from the recent MTV series SkinsFionnula Flanagan, whose many movie credits include the 1967 film UlyssesAedin Moloney, founder and artistic director of New York based Fallen Angel Theatre Company;Isaiah Sheffer, founding artistic director of Symphony Space; andCharlotte Moore, artistic director at Irish Repertory Theatre. A donation of 100 copies of the novel will be given to New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and Bryant Park Reading Room.”

And, of course, after breakfast, continue celebrating at the 30th Annual Bloomsday on Broadway, Symphony Space’s day-long homage to Ulysses, with a live radio broadcast all day on and after 8 p.m. on 93.9 FM WNYC. More details

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