The I.NY Gathering |
Stories of Ireland & New York
Date : Saturday Oct 19
Venue : The Strand Hotel
Time: Doors at 7pm
The I.NY Gathering | Stories of Ireland and New York is a formal dinner where all festival guests, partners and supporters can gather with an Irish and Irish American business and cultural audience on Saturday October 19th, to hear prominent stories of Ireland and New York, and share their own personal experience of the Ireland New York story.
Very special guest speakers on the night are NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill, and Margaret Molloy, the Offaly native who is the founder of WearingIrish and Global CMO at siegel+gale in Manhattan. Actor and author Malachy McCourt will also read from his work, and music will be from HBO guest DJ and NYC Soho House resident Qool DJ Marv. Strand Hotel Executive Chef Tom Flavin will showcase the gorgeous seasonal produce of the Limerick and Shannon regions in a delicious three-course dining experience.
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill grew up in Brooklyn to Irish grandparents from Longford and Monaghan. He was appointed the 43rd New York City police commissioner in September 2016 by Mayor Bill de Blasio, and has been widely praised for developing the NYPD’s neighborhood-policing model producing greater police and community interaction while continuing to drive down crime.
Margaret Molloy is Global Chief Marketing Officer at the renowned branding firm Siegel+Gale, & the Creator of WearingIrish. She is a Harvard Business School graduate, and regarded as one of the most influential global marketing leaders. Margaret created #WearingIrish in March 2016 as a passion project to showcase Irish fashion designers. Margaret is the curator of the program, and hosted 10 winning Irish designers in New York City in May 2018.