Bloom’s Day 2017 in NYC

jamesjoyceBloom’s Day 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 113th anniversary of Bloom’s Day.


Here are the best ways to commemorate Bloom’s Day in NYC:



Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Irish American Bar Association – NY presents…
Eighth Annual Bloomsday Celebration
and John Quinn Memorial Address

honoring James Joyce, his epic novel Ulysses, and its contribution to U.S. First Amendment Jurisprudence.
keynote speaker: David McCraw, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for the New York Times
Featuring reception with open bar and passed hor d’ouevres, live traditional Irish music, and readings from Ulysses.
$40 members, $50 non-members [tickets]
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Federal Hall
26 Wall St.
New York, NY

Friday, June 16, 2017
Origin Theatre Company presents….
Bloom’s Day Breakfast

Special guests include:
Malachy McCourt, Honor Molloy, Fiona Walsh, David O Leary, David Staller, David O’Hara and many more…

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


Friday, June 16, 2017
Bloom’s Day
& 14th Anniversary of Ulysses

a full day of food, music, drink specials and famous authors reading from the most celebrated book ever written: Ulysses*

11:30am – 3pm
complimentary glass of burgundy

1pm – 4pm
Readings from Ulysses’ with Colum McCann & literary guests
followed by “An Assignation with Molly Bloom” by Aedin Moloney

3pm – 5pm
selected complimentary drinks

from 4:30pm
live music with Derek A. Dempsey
followed by special guest DJs

11pm – 12am
14th anniversary drinks
95 Pearl St./58 Stone St. (Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400

Friday, June 16, 2017
The Irish Arts Center & Symphony Space present…
Bloom’s Day on Broadway XXXVI

The 36th annual tribute to the life, language, and love of Jame Joyce’s timeless prose with wonderful actors and avid Joyceans. This year’s event features a breathtaking whirlwind tour of all 18 chapters, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon; Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) as Molly Bloom; and an exploration of the court battles and impassioned efforts to save or condemn Joyce’s contentious book, hosted by author Kevin Birmingham (The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses).

With readings by:irish-arts-center

Malachy McCourt, Kirsten Vangsness, Valorie Curry, Sam Underwood, Emily Skeggs, Amanda Quaid, Harris Yulin, Zach Grenier, Bernadette Quigley, Edoardo Ballerini, Jennifer Ikeda, Ellen Adair, Peter Halpin, Rebecca Donner, Clodagh Bowyer, Arthur Lazalde, Terry Donnelly, Michael Simon Hall, Khris Lewin, Sarah Street, Jon McCormick, Robin Miles, Neil Hickey, Eilin O’Dea, Joe Dettmore, Ciaran O’Reilly, Charlotte Moore, Rochelle Oliver, Terry Moran, Peter Quinn

with James Rushin, music director; Patrick Marran, musician; Directed by Lisa Flanagan.

$26 general / $21 members [tickets]symphony-space

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

newyorkirishcenterFriday, June 16, 2017
The NY Irish Center presents…
4th Annual Bloomsday Trail

To celebrate James Joyce’s masterpiece “Ulysses”, June 16th is named after Joyce’s protagonist Leopold Bloom. “Bloomsday” is celebrated all over the world.

Members of the senior drama group, “Golden Footprints” will read excerpts from “Ulysses” following the earlier movements of Leopold Bloom around Dublin while dressed in 1900’s Dublin attire
free admission
RSVP via facebook
2 – 4pm
PJ Leahy’s
50-02 Vernon Blvd. (50th Ave.)
Long Island City, NY
(718) 472-5131



blooms-day-2016Friday, June 16, 2017
Blooms Day at An Beal Bocht

Bloomsday Celebration with Mary Courtney & Mike Lepetit
An Beal Bocht Cafe
445 W. 238th St. (between Waldo & Greystone Ave.)
Bronx, NY
(718) 884-7127


Bloomsday (Wikipedia)
The James Joyce Society

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