Irish American Cultural Institute

Providing leadership and resources to preserve, interpret, and promote Irish and Irish American Cultures

Easter Uprising Centenary, Newark NJ


  1916-2016: Ireland’s Rising Commemoration, Newark NJ


Join New Jersey Irish to Commemorate the

100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising


2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.  To commemorate this event, we ask you to mark your calendar for the below programs that mark this anniversary and explore the role of New Jersey Irish in the Rising. 


Sunday, March 27

11:45 a.m. Easter Sunday Commemoration Mass at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, preceded by the reading of the Proclamation in Military Park and march to Church


Tuesday March 29- April 23

Visit a special exhibition of James Connolly: Labor & Dignity in America 
at the NJ Historical Society (52 Park Place, Newark NJ)


Thursday, April 7

6 p.m.: Join us for James Connolly in Newark: 10 Years to the Easter Rising, a lecture by Daphne Dyer Wolf,
at the NJ Historical Society.  The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by

Fr. Augustine Curley and featuring Lauren Arrington, Megan Decker,
Monsignor Kevin Flanagan, and Maureen Murphy Quinn, followed by a reception.  Learn More


Thursday, April 14

6 p.m. Join us for “The 1916 Rising and its Relation to Newark” a discussion featuring Fr. Augustine Curley, Alan De Lozier, and Jonathan Curley at the NJ Historical Society.  The panel will be moderated by Mícháel O’Maille and followed by a reception  Learn More


Friday, April 22

6-10 p.m.: Young Professionals Networking Night in downtown Newark
organized by Brick City Bar Crawl and Have You Met Newark?


8 p.m. Riverdance at NJPAC


Saturday, April 23

 12-5 p.m. A family-friendly Irish Heritage celebration and festival at Military Park,

highlighting local Irish music, dance, food, sports, and art


 Easter Rising movies and Irish poetry reading at the New Jersey Historical Society


 Mass in Irish celebrated by Monsignor Kevin Flanagan at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral 


 Riverdance matinee and evening performances at NJPAC.  Discounted tickets available for the evening show;
email for information


We encourage you to visit local restaurants for Irish and Irish-American foods just steps away from Military Park:

Kilkenny House, Central Avenue

McGovern’s Tavern, New Street

Nico’s, NJPAC

The Burg, Military Park


Visit for additional information


The 1916-2016: Ireland’s Rising Centenary Commemorative Committee of Newark, NJ thanks our sponsors and fiscal partners for their generous support: Newark 350, The Consulate General of Ireland-of New York, the New Jersey Irish Festival, and the Irish American Association of Northwest Jersey

Anyone interested in participating is invited to contact us: