The sixth annual Irish Books Arts and Music celebration; iBAM! returns to the IAHC this October.
A fundraiser for the IAHC and its Library, iBAM! opens Friday evening, October 3 at 8pm with a music and comedy show featuring Irish musician Mundy, and comedians Joe Rooney and Andrew Stanley. Tickets are $25 and $35 and include a one-day pass to iBAM! on Saturday or Sunday.
Gala Awards Dinner
Saturday October 4, 2014
Celebrate the outstanding contributions of the Irish each year, the iBAM! Gala Awards Dinner will open with a Cocktail Party at 6:30pm in the beautiful Erin Ballroom at the Irish American Heritage Center.
Awardees in attendance this year include: John Mahoney, Performing Arts; Frank Delaney, Literature; Barry "Jazz" Finnegan, Visual Arts, Paddy Reilly, Music, Martin Healy, Person of the Year.
The Gala Awards Dinner starts at 7:30pm. Coat check and dinner check-in will be available on the first floor by the elevator. Free Parking and Coat Check. There will be a silent auction throughout the evening. Items for auction include week-long cottage stays in Ireland, Sports memorabilia, goodie baskets and much, much more. Dress is black-tie optional (If you don't want to wear a tux, don't worry! Sport jackets are welcome, too)
On Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 6pm, iBAM! features authors signing books, live music, art exhibits, panel discussions, poetry readings and competitions, children's activities, dance performances, theatre, and a literary salon with author readings; all under one roof. Enjoy an iBAM! Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday at 11am. On Sunday, the iBAM! Mass is at 10am, with music by the Irish Heritage Singers.
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