Posted by: irishhungercomm | March 30, 2015

International Commemoration of the Great Irish Hunger – New York

International Commemoration of the Great Irish Hunger

Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc.

158 Myrtle Avenue

Staten Island, New York 10310

917-545-3309 or SICemetery@gmail.com

We invite you to join us for the Annual

International Commemoration of the Great Irish Hunger

Saturday, 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 Event 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.

Free event, bring long stemmed flower.


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