Events Calendar

Van Gogh Find Yourself #vgfy - Get Drawn In.

Wednesday April 18 and Wed. May 9th, 7:00 pm ART / 8:00 pm Show

VAN GOGH FIND YOURSELF – Get Drawn in. Audience members create art along with Vincent as he reveals his deepest secrets. DeForest blends storytelling, theater and live art creation in this intimate portrait of Vincent. You think you know the truth? Van Gogh Find Yourself please. #vgfy

see VGFY before it heads to Orlando and Cinncy Fringe in May. Upcoming Edinburgh Previews in NYC before #VGFY heads to Philadelphia, Paris, London, Edinburgh and the Morecambe Fringe

AUDIENCE REVIEWS VGFY Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Clive Ramage

The wonderful thing about Van Gogh is that his story gives all struggling artists a great sense of hope. That all the work and hardship will someday be worthwhile. #VGFY brings Vincent’s story to life before your eyes like no book or documentary can. Warm, inspiring and very touching. If you love Van Gogh you will love this show.

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Galaxies: Getting Way Out There. Taste of Science Nationwide performances April 24-25-26 @ Ryans Daughter

April 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Galaxies: Getting Way Out There

Galaxies have long captured the awe of philosophers and scientists, leading to the establishment of astronomy as society’s very first science. As the oldest field of science, astronomy has played an integral part in all cultures and civilizations, by which it has been used to measure time, navigate the oceans, and develop new technologies. After millennia of observation, the night sky remains an enigma to many, as we are only beginning to comprehend how to ask the right questions. Resolving some of these questions will help us develop into citizens of the universe, so join us as speakers explain how the Milky Way and other galaxies begin, end, interact, and everything in between.

Dr. Mark Richardson

Understanding Galaxies with Simulations

Galaxies change over timescales far longer than the lifetime of an astronomer. Thus physical simulations play a key part in our understanding of why galaxies look the way they do. I will give a brief history of using simulations to study galactic encounters. I will then discuss my work studying eruptions of gas from galaxies, launched in the explosive deaths of giant stars. These eruptions keep galaxies from getting too big, making simulated galaxies more akin to those seen in nature.

Dr. Kelly Reidy

Kelly Reidy is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute. She leads offbeat museum tours and writes ukulele songs about love and mathematics.

Nicholas Stone

Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places: Close Encounters in the Centers of Galaxies

Galactic centers are unique astrophysical environments, where dense swarms of stars orbit supermassive black holes that are millions of times heavier than our own Sun. In the gravitational blender of a galactic center, stars and black holes experience frequent close encounters, with consequences ranging from the romantic to the catastrophic. I will discuss how astronomers find evidence of these close passages in the center of the Milky Way, and in galaxies thousands of times more distant.

Animal-Microbe Symbiosis: Glow-in-the-Dark & Chewin' the Bark - Taste of Science Nationwide performances April 24-25-26 @ Ryans Daughter

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Animal-Microbe Symbiosis: Glow-in-the-Dark & Chewin’ the Bark
Ticket Link: Animal Microbe Symbiosis

Termites eat wood, and wood contains cellulose. The problem? Termites can’t naturally digest cellulose. Hawaiian bobtail squid glow in the dark, allowing them to hide from predators in patches of moonlight. The problem? Squid can’t naturally glow in the dark. How do these animals accomplish such impossible feats? By playing host to friendly microorganisms that allow them to go beyond their biology. Like termites and squids, our bodies have billions of bacteria that help us carry out essential processes that we can’t perform ourselves. Come learn about symbiosis, in which animals and microbes help each other out — while sipping some microorganism-fermented beer.

Climate Change: How We Know - Taste of Science Nationwide performances April 24-25-26 @ Ryans Daughter

Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Climate Change: How We Know
Tickets day 3 Climate change How We Know

Scientists have been predicting climate change impacts with extraordinary accuracy for decades, even as fossil fuel interests have attacked and tried to undermine them. How do they get it so right? Speakers will explain the models, satellites, marine robots, and millennia worth of soil, ice and tree ring samples that are illuminating our dangerous path ahead — and that helped win the United Nations’ climate science program a Nobel Peace Prize.

John Upton

John Upton is a features journalist at Climate Central, which researches and reports on the changing climate. He has science and business degrees and more than a decade of international reporting experience. Guided by science and by extensive field reporting, he tells stories about climate change’s impacts and solutions.

Rosy's Father. A Comedy Show

May 18, 2018

Rosy’s Father is a monthly comedy show brought to you by your favorite pint slingers at the beloved Upper East Side local, Ryan’s Daughter. On April 6th, host Maggie Crane welcomed a great line-up Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central’s Corporate), Katie Boyle (Cinderblock), David Agyekum (Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix), Fareeha Khan (MTV), Jessy Morner-Ritt (Funny or Die) and headliner Jacqueline Novak (Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show)

It was a great night. Stand by for the event update with performers and in May, 2018

Ryan’s Daughter, 350 E 85th St, New York

Rosy’s Father Tickets
Friday, April 6th, 8-10pm, $10 includes free drink.

(212) 628-2613

Desperately Seeking the Exit All-Star Reading

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM $20.00

In 2007, Peter Michael Marino wrote the musical version of the Madonna movie Desperately Seeking Susan featuring the hit songs of Blondie. The mega-musical opened on London’s West End…and closed a month later. WHOOPS! Desperately Seeking the Exit is Pete’s critically acclaimed true story of the making and unmaking of his notorious flop that played everywhere from the USA to the UK to Australia. At this special reading, the show gets a new twist as his roller coaster tale is joined by the talents of:

Chanteuse & Impressionist Christina Bianco

Time Out NY theater critic Adam Feldman

Broadway & Solo Star Alison Fraser

Noted storyteller David Lawson

…and more to be announced soon.

Full bar. Two drinks suggested. Ryan’s Daughter is two blocks from the Q train at 86th Street, a few blocks from 4,5,6 at 86th…or Lyft and Uber!

“A merciless sendup of the business of art.” – NYTimes

“Hilarious!” – TimeOut London

“Brilliant! Hilarious!” – Three Weeks, Scotland

“A remarkably positive story.” – BroadwayBaby UK

“Tremendously engaging!” – BroadwayWorld UK

(photo credit David Rodgers)

Tickets May 19 Desperately Seeking The Exit



Join Melissa and friends in the Upstairs bar for our weekly Trivia Night. Each week features new themes and every week the $50 bar tab is up for grabs!

NYCFC Watch Parties

As an official Pub Partner, Ryan’s Daughter supports “Our Boys in Blue” – New York City Football Club – with away game watch-parties and post home-match celebrations. Every away match, join us upstairs for a great atmosphere as we cheer on the Club in their second season. Post-match celebrations take place after every home game, so take the train back to us from the Stadium and join members of the organization for drink specials. Who knows, you may even raise a pint with a couple players.

Pub Theatre Events


Plays written for and performed in a pub, specifically in our private bar on the second floor. Throughout the year you will want to come to experience theater in this unique setting and imbibe while you watch the works of a wide range of artists. At the end of every summer, our support of this art culminates in the presentation of our “Ryan’s Daughter Appreciation Award,” a cash prize given to a worthy participant in Origin’s annual “1st Irish Theatre Festival.” This festival is dedicated to works by artists from Ireland and Ryan’s Daughter has been a proud sponsor since its inception.