Bloomsday - A Celebration of James Joyce

Bloomsday is the annual celebration of James Joyce's Ulysses, a novel set on June 16, 1904, to commemorate his first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice (NYSSV), a private organization with a state charter empowering it to pursue obscenity eventually banned the the sale of the novel in the U.S., which lasted until 1933. Come to the Museum to hear some of the more popular passages and to sing some songs of the "Rare Auld Times!"