Niall O'Leary.

Big weekend for Irish dance

Sept. 15-17 is a “big weekend for Irish Dance in New York City and the perfect way to celebrate half-way to St. Patrick's Day.”

So says Niall O’Leary, whose Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance presents the Manhattan Dance Marathon 2023 #MDM23

It will be “Dancing in all the real Irish bars in Manhattan, raising money for the costume and travel fund for the dancers in the school.” The event takes place over Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be no cover charge and all are welcome.

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Then, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., the New York City Irish Dance Festival #NYCIDF23 takes place in association with the Irish Arts Center. Slattery's Midtown Pub, 8 East 36th St. is this year’s venue.

See for details.