Events Calendar

Taste of Science 2017 - Annual Festival

Festival Dates: Sunday April 23 - Thursday April 27

We are thrilled to again be a part of the Annual Taste of Science Festival where the best science researchers share their work with you – in the comfort of your favorite bar – pint in hand! And you don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy them — we want anyone with an interest to come, listen, and ask questions. Festival events at Ryan’s Daughter will take place on Monday April 24, Tuesday April 25, and Thursday April 27.

Taste of Science presents: Microbes - The Hidden Ecosystem

Monday April 24 - 7pm

Come learn how scientists use microbes to better understand health and disease here in New York. We are constantly interacting with a microbial universe that mostly goes unseen. What do we find at the microscopic level and what are the implications for human health? Join us Monday evening for talks from Dr. Elizabeth Hénaff (Weill Cornell Medicine) who was part of the team that mapped the DNA of the NYC subway system, and gastroenterologist Dr. Ari Grinspan (Mount Sinai), a pioneer of fecal transplants to treat gut infections.

Taste of Science presents: Arbitrary Boundaries

Tuesday April 25 - 7pm

Humans love to categorize. We constantly divide things into groups – bees are different from butterflies, plants are different from animals, even one human is different from another, separated by boundaries we socially construct and secrets we keep. But what are the consequences of drawing these arbitrary boundaries? What gets left in, what gets moved out, and how fluid is the relationship among things we seek to divide? Join us for an evening in conversation with a social scientist and a theoretical evolutionary biologist as we think about why we separate ourselves from one another or one species from the whole, and what it would mean if those nebulous boundaries didn’t really exist.
Speakers: Jon Wilkins (Ronin Institute) and Michael Slepian (Columbia University)

Taste of Science presents: Music on the Brain

Thursday April 27 - 7pm

If you listen to music and are fascinated by how it affects human memory, emotion, and health, then this event is for you! Learn about the expansive field of music cognition from Amy Belfi (NYU) and Pablo Ripollés Vidal (NYU). Amy will speak about musical memory and naming. Pablo will discuss the role of music in recovery of stroke patients, while also tempering our overwhelming excitement on music and neuroscience with some caution and skepticism. Join us for some music, science, beer, and a game of ‘Name That Tune’ featuring prizes- so start listening!

Our Thursday Night Jazz will follow the event at approximately 9:30. Stick around with jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini and double bassist Josh Marcum, with special guests coming in and out throughout the night. All Music on the Brain attendees are invited to stay and enjoy!

Jazz with Gene Bertoncini & Josh Marcum

Every Thursday - 8pm

“Jazz at Ryan’s Daughter” is honored to feature legendary guitarist, Gene Bertoncini in the most intimate of settings. These weekly Thursday night sets also include double bassist Josh Marcum and very special guest artists who often drop in…

When people come to Jazz at Ryan’s Daughter, they can expect to hear world class jazz artists performing in a very intimate space that is often likened to a house concert with a full service bar and everyone’s favorite bartenders. Some of the regulars like to say, “you just never know who is going to show up or what’s going to happen once the music begins.” Gene Bertoncini leads the duo, and he has often been called the “Segovia of jazz,” a titled coined by the late jazz critic and historian Gene Lees. But you don’t have to take our word for it:

“Bertoncini is an affecting, highly original guitarist that moves easily back and forth between classical and jazz guitar.”
— The New Yorker

“This is music to touch the heart and renew the spirit. Gene Bertoncini tells a story of rare beauty in every note.”
— George Fendel, Jazzscene

Tony Bennett has said, “Every performance I have seen and heard has been a masterpiece. He is completely original and is the greatest artist of his instrument.”

For More Information Click Jazz at Ryan’s Daughter



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!

Portraits and Pints

Wednesday May 3 & First Wednesday of Every Month

Guinness World Record Artist, #VGFY is bringing Portraits and Pints to Ryan’s Daughter! Held in the cozy upstairs bar, every first Wednesday of the month. Learn how to draw from the artist #VGFY as he channels Vincent van Gogh, to give you a lesson… in more ways than one. Supplies provided with small entrance fee.

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.