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Mar 17, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm| Free
Presented by Irish Arts Center in association with New York City Council and the New York State Assembly
A citywide celebration of Irish literature
Tuesday, March 17 | 7 am until the books run out!
“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” – Oscar Wilde
Carrying on the yearly tradition of celebrating Irish literature on St. Patrick’s Day for our 5th year, the Irish Arts Center will take to the streets to introduce and re-introduce New Yorkers to some of Ireland’s most celebrated writers.
Volunteers across the city will be handing out thousands of free books to commuters and school children at transit hubs across all five New York City boroughs.
Take a walk through the pages of Joyce, Yeats, Wilde or some of Ireland’s newest hotly-tipped masters and awaken the desire to read, read over and read again.
Find out where to enjoy a free book from our Twitter feed (#IACBookDay) and Facebook page.
Southeast corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street at Woodside / 61st Street stop on the 7 train
37th Road “Diversity” Plaza between 74th and 73rd Streets in Jackson Heights. The Roosevelt Avenue station has an entrance right in the middle of the Plaza for the E, F, M, R and 7 trains
Fresh Pond stop on M train near 67th Avenue
Northwest corner of 36th Street and 4th Avenue on the B,D, N,R trains at Sunset Park
Nassau Avenue G stop, Northeast corner
Fordham Road and Webster Avenue, Northeast corner
Southwest corner of 110th Street and Lexington Avenue, 6 Train
72nd and Broadway outside the 1 train subway station
Manhattan #3, starting at 3 pm **
Christopher Street / Sheridan Square Triangle at West 4th Street
St. George Terminal Staten Island, 1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301