Bloom’s Day 2018 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 114th anniversary of Bloom’s Day.


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



Monday, June 11, 2018
Irish American Bar Association – NY presents…
Ninth 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: Caitlin Halligan, partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, former Solicitor General of New York, and former general counsel at the Manhattan D.A.’s Office.
Featuring reception with wine reception and passed hor d’ouevres, live traditional Irish music, and readings from Ulysses.
$45 members, $60 non-members [tickets]
6pm – 8pm
Federal Hall
26 Wall St.
New York, NY

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Origin Theatre Company presents….
Bloom’s Day Breakfast

Special guests include:
Malachy McCourt, author Colin Broderick and actors Jim Norton, Terry Donnolly, Patrick Fitzgerald, Brenda Meaney, and Fiona Walsh.
music by Allen Gogarty
RSVP required:

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


Saturday, June 16, 2018
Bloom’s Day
& 15th Anniversary of Ulysses

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

complimentary glass of burgundy

Readings from Ulysses’ with Colum McCann & literary guests
followed by “An Assignation with Molly Bloom”

4pm – 6pm
selected complimentary drinks

from 5:30pm
live music with Derek A. Dempsey
followed by special guest DJs

11pm – 12am
15th anniversary drinks
95 Pearl St./58 Stone St. (Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Irish Arts Center & Symphony Space present…
Bloom’s Day on Broadway XXXVII

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
Ellen Adair, Juliana Canfield, Brian Cox, Mia Dillon, Terry Donnelly, Keir Dullea, Barbara Feldon, Michael Simon Hall, Peter Halpin, Neil Hickey, Nathan Hinton, Jennifer Ikeda, Peter Francis James, Khris Lewin, Kathryn Markey, Malachy McCourt, Sarah Montague, Terry Moran, Rochelle Oliver, Amanda Quaid, Sergio Rothstein, Sam Underwood

Musical interludes by acclaimed violinist Dana Lyn, Kyle Sanna on guitar, Ivan Goff on pipes, and vocalist Carrie Erving.

$27 general / $22 members [tickets]symphony-space

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


Saturday, June 16, 2018
Blooms Day at An Beal Bocht

Bloomsday Celebration hosted by Mike Lepetit
Guinness & Jameson specials
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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