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Irish Hunger Memorial Walk & Talk

STATUS: This event will occur as scheduled.
WHERE: Irish Hunger Memorial
WHEN: May 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TICKETING INFORMATION: This event is free
Event Details

Join Brian Tolle, designer of the Irish Hunger Memorial, on a special tour of this Battery Park City landmark. A staff horticulturalist will be on hand to discuss the Memorial’s native Irish plantings. Historian Lynn Rogers will tell the story of the Irish immigration during the Great Hunger. Learn about the immigrants’ experience arriving in New York City before Ellis Island and how an Gorta Mór (the Great Hunger) shaped our history, both in Ireland and in New York.

The Irish Hunger Memorial is located at Vesey Street and North End Avenue in Battery Park City. In case of rain, the tour will meet at 6 River Terrace.

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