Bloom’s Day in NYC

jamesjoyceBloomsday commemorates James Joyce’s epic novel, Ulysses* and the exploits of the main character, Leopold Bloom. It is celebrated worldwide on June 16, the anniversary Bloom’s journey through Dublin on that day in 1904.

While it originated in Dublin, New York City is among many cities around the world that be holding Bloomsday observances. Literary New Yorkers have several options in celebrating the 110th anniversary of Bloom’s Day:



Start the day with breakfast at (where else?) Bloom’s Tavern:

OriginTheatre email Blueposterversion6.5.14Monday, June 16, 2014
Origin Theatre Company presents….
Bloom’s Day Breakfast

Special guests include:
Malachy McCourt, Sean Mahon, Conor MacNeill, Jimmy Kerr, Jo Kinsella, Fiona Walsh, Terry Donnolly
Music by Allen Gogarty

RSVP required:
Blooms Tavern
208 E. 58th St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 308-9400

Bloom’s Day is also the 11th anniversary of the opening of the bar Ulysses’…


Monday, June 16
Blooms Day at Ulysses

featuring a full day of food, music, drink specials and famous authors reading from the most celebrated book ever written: Ulysses*
11am – midnight
95 Pearl St./58 Stone St.
(Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400



 One of the world’s great Bloomsday traditions created by the late founding artistic director of Symphony Space, Isaiah Sheffer.


Monday, June 16
The Irish Arts Center & Symphony Space present…
Bloom’s Day on Broadway

The 33rd annual Bloomsday on Broadway celebrates 110 years of James Joyce’s Dubliners and his masterpiece Ulysses. The event will feature readings by Cynthia Nixon, Malachy McCourt, Kelli O’Hara, National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann, and others of several of the book’s stellar stories, including the beloved final story “The Dead.” Between readings, songs from the stories will be performed by soprano Lisa Flanagan. Introductions by Irish writer Belinda McKeon.

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway (95th St.)
New York NY


Monday, June 16
Blooms Day at An Beal Bocht

featuring readings from James Jouces masterpiece “Ulysses “,
Music by Danny Flinn, Andrew Coileáin and New York Brogue
Food  & drink specials
An Beal Bocht Cafe
445 W. 238th St.
Bronx, New York
(718) 884-7127



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