Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Burns Night in NYC 2011

Burns Night is held every January 25 in honor of the birth date of Scottish poet Robert Burns. It is usually commemorated with a Burns Night supper. complete with the traditional Scottish dish, haggis. Here are some places to celebrate in NYC:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Robert Burns Supper at St. Andrew's

St. Andrews prix fixe dinner: $69.95 + tax & gratuity
They promise a full night of entertainment including live music, bagpipes, Burns recitals, Balvenie tasters and more. Reservations required: 212 840-8413
St. Andrew's
140 W. 46th St.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 840-8413

Monday, January 24 & Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Robert Burns Supper at Highlands & Mary Queen of Scots

Scottish restaurant Highlands and its sister Mary Queen of Scots are hosting Burns Suppers on two nights, January 24 & 25, with a $45 four course set menu with optional $35 whisky pearing.
Call for reservations:
150 W. 10th St.
(between Waverly Pl. & Greenwich Ave.)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY
(212) 229-2670

Mary Queen of Scots
115 Allen St. (Delancey St.)
Lower East Side
New York, NY

Here are some other Scottish bars in New York:
Jock Tamson's Bairns
1609 Second Ave.
(between 83rd & 84th St.)
upper east side
New York, NY
(212) 879-0402

Grisly Pear
107 MacDougal St.
(between Minetta Lane & Bleecker St.)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY

197 Second Ave. (between 12th & 13th St.)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 529-0340

but wait, there's more...
Scots that want to keep the party going, can team up with fellow Celts from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Wales and Galicia to attend the Inter-Celtic Fest Noz this weekend...

Saturday, January 29
The Association of Bretons in NY presents...
Inter-Celtic Fest Noz
The 2nd Annual Interceltic Festival of NY
An evening of music and dance celebrating the common heritage, traditions, culture, and story of immigration of Celtic peoples in NYC. Thirty musicians locally based or from abroad, will create a ceilidh or fest noz like atmosphere highlighting the dancing nature of Celtic music.

Musicians include:
Tony Demarco and friends, Fergus Begley, Thomas Moisson, Charlie LeBrun, Nosa Terra, Niall O’Leary dancers, and many more…
$15 admission
7pm - 3am
Tribeca Loft at Bowlmor Lanes
222 W. 44th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY

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