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.
SUN, 15 NOV, 4 - 8 PM. ANNUAL SOCIAL and DANCE
Coffee, tea, beer, soda and Irish soda bread will be served. B. Y. O. B. St. Patrick's auditorium, 4th Avenue and 97th Street, Brooklyn. Enter through 97th St. and 4th Ave.
Honorees are Michael and Bridget Kearney. The Kearneys have been active in the Queens Ancient Order of Hibernians. They promoted legislation in Congress to designate Commodore John Barry the "First Flag Officer of the United States" and achieved that goal in 2005. The have been particularly noted for their outreach to young people.
Mary Nolan, 718-833-3405 and Mary Lennon, 917-520-2868, Chairs.
COMMODORE BARRY CELEBRATION ON STATEN ISLAND
On Monday, 14 SEP 15, at 12 Noon, members of the Commodore Barry Club paraded to Staten Island’s Commodore Barry Borough Hall for a festive celebration of Commodore Barry’s contributions to our country. Commodore Barry Day is 13 SEP in New York State.
John Barry immigrated to America as a cabin boy. His excellent seafaring skills quickly raised him to the rank of captain. When the Revolutionary War broke out, he vigorously supported his new country by leading and developing the American Navy. He saw many sea battles and was very feared by the British.
Renee of New York 1 interviewed Mary Nolan. At Borough Hall, Anthony Basile greeted Mary Nolan and presented her with a Proclamation from Borough President James Otto. John Houlihan led the members in singing the Irish and American national anthems. Assemblyman Michael Cusick spoke about contributions of the Irish to our community. President Mary Nolan praised Commodore Barry’s contributions to our country. The Club placed a wreath at the plaque to Commodore Barry outside of Borough Hall.
Renee interviews Mary Nolan.
Assemblyman Michael Cusick, Donal Nolan, Mary Nolan and Anthony Basile
Assemblyman Michael Cusick
Mary Nolan and Anthony Basile