Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Welcome to the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Commodore John Barry
Revolutionary War Hero
Father of the American Navy
Promoting Irish American culture, activities and events.
The Commodore Barry Club celebrated Commodore Barry’s birthday at Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn on Thursday, 21 March 2013. Commodore Barry, Father of the American Navy, imigrated from Ireland to America as a cabin boy. He rose quickly in the ranks of seamanship. When the Revolutionary War broke out, he was made a Captain by Congress. He fought heroically with George Washingto to win independence for our country.
SUN. 26 MAY, 8 AM - 6:30 PM. Bus trip to Philadelphia.
Cost $35 per person. Please make checks payable to "Commodore Barry Club." See contact information for details.
- 8 AM, meet at Dunkin' Donuts, 9243 4 Ave., Brooklyn.
- 11 AM, Mass in Historic St. Mary's Church, 252 So. 4 St., Philadelphia, celebrating its 250th Anniversary.
- Parade to Commodore Barry's Grave for Memorial.
- Visit the Potato Famine Memorial.
- Luncheon at reasonable cost in the Irish Center, Emlen & Carpenter Lanes, Germantown, followed by music and dancing.
Piper Bob Hanley leads the parade into park
John Houlihan, center leads in the Irish and American National Anthems
Vice President Mary Lennon MC’s the event
Sr. Eileen Neary delivers the invocation
Alfred A. Chiodo, representing Councilwoman Letitia James
Mary Kay Seely representing Assemblyman James Brennan
Justin Brannan, representing Councilman Vincent Gentile
Eileen Mullaney Newman, representing Borough President Marty Markowitz
Donal Nolan, Mary Lennon and Kiernan Hamilton enjoy a musical interlude
President Mary Nolan, center lays a wreath on the Commodore Barry Memorial
President Mary Nolan and Councilman Vincent Gentile, center lower row, enjoy lunch at Henry O's Pub on Lawrence Street