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.
SUNDAY, 8 DEC 13, 4 - 8 PM
Annual Social and Dance at St. Patrick's Auditorium. Enter through 97th St. and 4th Ave. Frank Keegan and Mary G. will play a popular mixture of American and Irish tunes.
Tickets are $25 per person. Price includes beer, soda, tea and coffee and Irish soda bread. BYOB. Chair Persons are Mary Nolan, 718-833-3405 and Mary Lennon, 917-500-1681.
FRIDAY - SATURDAY, May 9 - 10, 2014.
Dedication of the Commodore Barry Memorial at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. Details to be announced.
COMMODORE BARRY DAY CELEBRATED ON STATEN ISLAND
On Sep. 17th, 2013, Commodore Barry Day, 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. 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.
At Borough Hall, Borough President James P. Molinaro greeted Mary Nolan. Joanne Nuzzo, representing the Borough President, officiated over the ceremonies. John Houlihan led the members in singing the Irish and American national anthems. Lee Covino, representing the Borough President, presented Mary Nolan with a Proclamation. 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 on the side of Borough Hall. Tom Dunn played the accordion and John Houlihan and Donal Nolan sang an Irish song. Finally, members congregated inside Borough Hall where they enjoyed coffee and cake.
The Club parades to Staten Island Borough Hall
Borough President James P. Molinaro and Mary Nolan
Assemblyman Michael Cusick and Mary Nolan
Assemblyman Michael Cusick, John Murray, Mary Nolan and Lee Covino at Barry Plaque.
Mary Nolan, Lee Covino and Joanne Nuzzo
Mary Nolan and Joanne Nuzzo
John Dunn plays and Irish air.
John Houlihan and Donal Nolan sing an Irish song