June 11-13 – Worcester Irish Music Festival, Hibernian Cultural Centre & Fiddlers’ Green, 19 Temple Street, Worcester. worcesteririshmusicfestival.com.
June 14 – JFK Forum: Time Magazine, Henry Luce and the American Century. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Columbia Point, Boston. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Free | Register: 1-866 JFK-1960 | jfklibrary.org.
Columbia University History Professor Alan Brinkley discusses his new biography of Henry Luce with Harvard Professor Jill Lepore.
June 19 – John Boyle O’Reilly Commemoration, Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. 11 a.m. massaoh.org The Annual John Boyle O’Reilly Commemoration is sponsored by the Mass State Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Reception to follow at Division 14 Watertown, 151 Watertown Street. Robert Bateman, Past State & National Historian and Member of Division 8 in Lawrence will be the guest speaker.
June 19 – Irish Cultural Centre of New England takes a look back with a presentation on the Irish War of Independence. By our board of directors and WROL host Seamus Mulligan. Begins at 5:30 p.m., with cocktails and appetizers followed by the presentation. We will then move to an Irish buffet dinner and a viewing of The Wind That Shakes the Barley, a moving drama that shows two brothers fighting to reconcile clashing ideas with family loyalties.
Tickets: $25 ICC Members/$30 Non-Members. To purchase tickets, please call 781-821-8291. Irish Cultural Centre of New England 200 New Boston Dr, Canton, Massachusetts, 02021
July 17 – 8th annual Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival. Indian Ranch Performance Center, 200 Gore Road, Route 16, Webster. 1-800-841-0919 | blackstonevalleycelticfestival.com. A great one-day festival packed with top bands, step dancers, competitions, and vendors, all in a beautiful setting. Free Parking. Shuttle bus ($2) encouraged please.
July 23-25 – 24th Annual Lowell Summer Music Festival, Boarding House Park, 40 French Street, Lowell. Free. Donations welcome | 978 970-5200 | lowellsummermusic.org. The festival features six stages of traditional ethnic music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children’s activities.
August 2-6 – Children’s Celtic Camp at Irish Cultural Centre of New England. A fun and educational program for children grades 1-8. Experience the fun of Irish tradition and culture through dance, music, literature and more! Please call 781-821-8291 for more information. Space is limited, register early! The camp is still seeking teachers and junior counselors for the 2010 season. For more information and job descriptions please send an e-mail to Louise O’Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org.