Celebrate James Joyce’s Legacy With “Bloomsday” at the Irish Cultural Center
The HARP Museum at Utica’s Irish Cultural Center will be transformed into Dublin for one day on Friday, June 17th, as they host their fifth annual “Bloomsday” event.
In James Joyce’s monumental classic “Ulysses,” June 16 is the date that the book’s protagonist, Leopold Bloom, undertakes his one-day sojourn through the streets of Dublin. Since the first two-man Bloomsday celebration in 1954, that date (or as near as practicable) continues to be celebrated in countries around the world, with a range of cultural activities including readings and dramatizations of scenes from the novel, (as well as the responsible partaking of adult beverages.) And this year Utica, NY, will once again play host to its own Bloomsday event.
The event, which runs from 7-8:30 PM, will consist of a presentation of the Dublin sites visited by Bloom, each accompanied by dramatic readings by accomplished local actors and scholars, interspersed with traditional Irish music performed by the Craobh Dugan-O’Looney chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. Theme-appropriate refreshments will also be available.
There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited and people interested in attending are asked to at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/…/utica-bloomsday-2022…