FREE books by Irish authors given out on St. Patrick's Day

posted Mar 14, 2014, 8:08 AM by Sylwia Jasinski   [ updated Mar 14, 2014, 8:08 AM ]

Council Member Carlos Menchaca, staff, and volunteers, in partnership with Irish Arts Council, will be distributing free books by Irish authors at the 36th Street R/N/D Train Station on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday March 17th from 7AM – 11AM.

Please come by and forward this information to your friends & neighbors.

Books will be available in Spanish translation and there will be books for adults and children.

This event is going on across the City in all five boroughs. Please see the complete details below.

 

ADVISORY FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY, MONDAY MARCH 17

 

10,000 FREE BOOKS BY IRISH AUTHORS TO BE GIVEN AWAY

IN ALL 5 BOROUGHS ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY 
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NYC Council Members among those handing out books, including Spanish translations, as part of 4th annual Irish Arts Center Book Day 

WHAT: Great works of Irish and Irish American fiction will find their way into the hands and hearts of thousands of New Yorkers on St. Patrick’s Day as the Irish Arts Center gives away up to 10,000 free books written by noted Irish and Irish American authors on the 4th annual Irish Arts Center Book Day.

WHO: Council members from all five boroughs, Irish Arts Center officials and over 40 Irish Book Day 2014 volunteers will be at eight different transit hubs across the five boroughs of New York to hand out books by KEVIN BARRY, FLANN O’BRIEN, MAEVE BINCHY, SEAMUS HEANEY in Spanish translation, and many others, including children’s books, in celebration of Ireland's national holiday, St. Patrick's Day. 
 
WHERE:

1. Manhattan #1: Southwest corner of 110th Street and Lexington Avenue, 6 Train

2. Manhattan #2: Southeast corner of 23rd Street and 8th Avenue

3. Brooklyn #1 with NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca: Northwest corner of 36th Street and 4th Avenue on the B,D, N,R trains at Sunset Park

4. Brooklyn #2 with NYC Council Member Brad Lander: Northeast corner of 7th Avenue and 9th Street, F and G train station

5. Queens #1 with NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm: 37th Road “Diversity” Plaza between 74th and 73rd Streets in Jackson Heights. The Roosevelt Avenue station has an entrance right in the middle of the Plaza for the E, F, M, R and 7 trains

6. Queens #2 with NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer: Southeast corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street at Woodside / 61st Street stop on the 7 train

7. The Bronx with NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres:  Northwest corner of Bedford Park Blvd and Grand Concourse

8. Staten Island with NYC Council Member Deborah Rose and NY State Assembly Member Michael Cusick: St. George Terminal Staten Island, 1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301

WHEN: Monday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) from 7 a.m until the books run out (around noon). 

Irish Book Day is part of a week of St. Patrick’s Day activities at Irish Arts Center. Full details here: www.irishartscenter.orgIrish Arts Center, founded in 1972, is a New York-based arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, building community with artists and audiences of all backgrounds, forging and strengthening cross-cultural partnerships, and preserving the evolving stories and traditions of Irish culture for generations to come.  

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