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New York New Belfast 2019 Opening Reception

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From the 12th – 14th June 2019, the 10th Annual New York-New Belfast Conference returns with a packed schedule of exciting events cross the City. The conference highlights the progress and prosperity being built between the two great cities of New York and Belfast, highlighting how individuals and businesses can, ‘Be the Bridge’.
Belfast Chamber of Commerce will lead a delegation of business leaders to meet with their New York counterparts to enhance and increase business links between New York and Belfast. We hope you can attend a portion of the conference to connect, network, explore business opportunities, exchange views and remain informed of developments in North America and Northern Ireland.

Tickets for the opening reception at AIHS available HERE

Permits one person to the Opening Reception of the NYNB Conference for a transatlantic celebration of culture and arts. Includes light refreshments.


6pm: Registration and Welcome Reception.
6:30pm: Welcome to the Big Apple. Council Member Daniel Dromm, Chair, Finance Committee, New York City Council

6:40pm: Greetings from Belfast. Cllr Ronan McLaughlin, Belfast City Council

6:50pm: Welcome to the American Irish Historical Society. Brian McCabe, Chairman AIHS

7pm: Catharsis: A New York Photographer Returns to a New Belfast

Prof Angela Kelly, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts

Prof Donovan Wylie, Lecturer in BA/MFA Photography, Ulster University

7:30pm: University of Buffalo: A Home for the Greatest Joyce Collection in the World

Erin Hartnett, Gift Officer, University at Buffalo & Alison Fraser, Assistant Curator of the Poetry Collection, University at Buffalo

7:40pm: Along The Edge. The work of Rodney Dickson. By Bill Page

8pm: Imagine All the People. Marcus Robison, Belfast film-maker and artist, Director ‘Rebuilding the World Trade Centre’ ‘An Engineer Imagines’ on his newest adventure.

8:10pm Be The Bridge: Across the Great Divide. Art which brings people together, across peace lines, across oceans, across a divided America. In association with Irish American Writers & Artists


Annalisa Chamberlin, Actor, recites poetry by John Kearns (“Even to say there are no words”, “Masjid Jahan Numa November 2016” and “Transmigration of Soul”)

Brian Houston, Singer, Song Writer.

Andrea Barnes, Actor, Writer, performs an original monologue

Larry Kirwan performs his version of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

8:40pm Close

Hosted by NYNB Honorary Chair Sophie Colgan.

To see the full list of 2019 Honorary Chairs and NYNB Schedule
please click here


June 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


American Irish Historical Society
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The American Irish Historical Society
The American Irish Historical Society is a cultural institution featuring a library and archive, public arts programming, and events space.
991 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States

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