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Sunday: Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade Benefit, Irish Buffet and More

A great Irish event this Sunday Molly Maguire's in Rumson

Award Winner and Billy Elliot the Musical star Trent Kowalik will be at Molly Maguire’s, Rumson, on Sunday, Feb. 17 to benefit the first Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Meet and enjoy a performance by the 17-year-old star of Billy Elliot the Musical, a step dancing world championship winner.

Torphy Pipes and Drums will perform, there will be an Irish DJ, live Irish Seisiún and a free Irish buffet.

Broadway step dances its way into Molly Maguire's with a very special appearance by 17-year old world-class champion Irish Step Dancer and Tony Award-winning performer Trent Kowalik on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Molly Maguire’s Black Point Inn, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Trent Kowalik is an American actor, dancer and singer. He began studying tap and ballet at age 3, and at age 4 he took up Irish step dancing. In April 2006, Kowalik won the youngest male age group of the World Irish Dancing Championship in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at age 11. He is a five-time undefeated North American Champion and a World Champion. He holds multiple national titles in Scotland, England and Ireland.

Kowalik made his theatrical debut as Billy in the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical on Dec. 17, 2007. He performed the role of Billy in the London’s West End at the age of 12, and at age 13, he opened the show on Broadway.

In 2009, at age 14, he and his fellow Billy’s, David Alvarez and Kiril Kulish, jointly won the Tony Award for Best Performance By A Lead Actor in A Musical as well as the Theatre Fans Choice Award, Fred Astaire Award, Theater World Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award.

Now 17, Trent, who lives in Wantagh, New York, where he is finishing high school while enrolled at The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School — Pre-Professional Division of the American Ballet Theatre.

This is an afternoon not to be missed!

Plus Torphy Pipes and Drums and Irish DJ Kevin Westley spinning tunes. Free Irish buffet and more great entertainment. A $10 cover charge benefits the parade. Molly Maguire’s Black Point Inn is located at 123 East River Road in Rumson.

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