Mick Moloney and Friends next up at UBS Atrium Series
Mick Moloney and Friends will start the St. Paddy’s Day celebration with a special concert for the UBS Atrium Series on Wednesday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. The concert, which will feature classic Irish and Celtic tunes music, will take place in the Atrium at 1000 Harbor Boulevard in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken.
Mick Moloney, renowned for his talents as a musician, folklorist, musical anthropologist, and educator, has recorded and produced over forty albums of traditional music and acted as advisor for scores of festivals and concerts all over America. He also has served as the artistic director for several major arts tours including The Green Fields of America, an ensemble of Irish musicians, singers and dancers which toured across the United States on several occasions.
In 1999 he was awarded the National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts – the highest official honor a traditional artist can receive in the United States. Moloney received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award from the President of Ireland in November of 2013.
For this concert, Moloney will be joined by noted violinist Athena Tergis, who is well known for her work in Broadway’s Riverdance; prize-winning button accordionist Billy McComiskey; fiddler and vocalist Liz Hanley; Niall O’Leary, a former all-Ireland and World Champion Irish dancer; and a surprise guest piper.
The concert is free and open to the public and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available in the adjacent outdoor lot and public transportation options include NJ Transit Bus 158 as well as the Hudson Bergen Light Rail to Lincoln Harbor. For directions and more info, please check the HRPAC website – www.hrpac.org – or call the concert hotline at (201) 716-4540.
Meet and greet the poet on March 18
Theresa “Terrie” Borrelli’s reading and book-signing, postponed from Feb. 28, will take place Friday, March 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Weehawken Nutrition Center, 201 Highwood Ave., and feature her new book, “A Mountain Always Climbed.”
Prime Cycle hosting benefit for Hudson County CASA
On Saturday, March 12, Prime Cycle will host a Spin for Kids! fundraiser to benefit Hudson County CASA. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., ride with one of your favorite Prime Cycle instructors while supporting a great cause. Enjoy a selection of wine and cheese following the event. The cost is $50 per bike, which includes shoes. To register, email Alexa DeRose at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 795-0900.
All proceeds directly benefit Hudson County CASA, a non-profit organization advocating for local foster children. CASA and its trained volunteers improve quality of life and ensure that needed services are available while helping to secure safe and permanent homes for each child.
Walk to benefit ovarian cancer research will be April 2
To help raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to raise fund to eventually develop a test, the New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will hold their 1st Annual Run/Walk at Liberty State Park on Saturday, April 2.
The National Ovarian Cancer Organization is the oldest and largest ovarian cancer organization in the United States, and the only one that has “feet on the street” in communities across the nation.
The 5K run/walk in Liberty State Park is one of 20 such events that will be held nationwide in 2016.
The cost for the April 2 walk is $35 for adults if they sign up before March 31. You can register on line at Nnocc.kintera.org/nyc.