The New York Irish Center10-40 Jackson Avenue , 718-482-0909
"The Center is the realization of a life long dream of many who longed for a gathering place for the Irish community throughout the New York tri-state area. We wish to serve as an easily identified Irish place, accessible from everywhere, through which every Irish and Irish-American person, and anyone who'd like to be with us, can find what they need for a full life in New York. We are an Information Center for existing resources and will provide what is not available to meet remaining needs when possible."
The Irish Center has a Senior's lunch every Wednesday, Irish dancing classes, films, concerts. They just hosted the wonderful Guggenheim Grotto. The New York Irish Center's goal is to support all New Yorkers who haave a connection to Ireland, it is a gem and it is in the heart of our Hunter's Point.
The Noguchi Museum9-01 33rd Road @ Vernon Blvd, 718-204-7088
The Noguchi Museum was founded and designed by internationally renowned, Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) for the display of what he considered to be representative examples of his life’s work. Opened in 1985, the Museum is housed in a converted industrial building, connected to a building and interior garden of Noguchi’s design. The Museum is considered in itself to be one of the artist’s greatest works. In building a museum, Noguchi was an early pioneer who led the metamorphosis of the Long Island City area into the arts district it is today, home to cultural institutions such as Socrates Sculpture Park, SculptureCenter, MoMA PS1, and Museum of the Moving Image, among others.
Noguchi designed the Museum complex as an open-air sculpture garden ensconced within a building that houses ten galleries. As a whole, the Museum provides an intimate, reflective space in which to experience Noguchi’s sculpture and design, fulfilling a vision that the artist deemed essential to his life’s work.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
*Please note, the Museum's upper galleries are currently closed due to installation. Museum admission will be half price until October 5, 2011.
General admission: $10
Senior Citizens: $5
Students with a valid ID: $5
NYC public high school students with a valid ID: FREE
Children under 12: FREE