Annual International Commemoration of the Great Irish Hunger
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Battery Park Irish Hunger Memorial
North End Ave & Vesey Street and North End Avenue
2 PM at the Irish Memorial at Battery Park for a Walk and Talk with:
Battery Park Conservancy, Horticulturist Richard Farraino, creator of the memorial Artist Brian Tolle; will discuss the memorial’s design and native plantings. Lynn Rogers, Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. (FACSI); will discuss Irish immigration to New York City 1845-1858, the role of the Staten Island Marine Hospital & Quarantine Station and the ultimate fate of thousands of Irish immigrants.
After the event, please join Lynn Rogers and Bill Fahey for a Staten Island Ferry ride. During the crossing we will toss flowers into New York Harbor in memory of all who perished. Bring long stemmed flower.
(This event is made possible in part by an Encore Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the NYS Council on the Arts.)