St. Patrick’s Day Events Around New York

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St. Patrick’s Day is a “holiday” where whether you are of Irish descent or want to be Irish, everybody loves to celebrate and enjoys all the fun activities associated with the day from wearing green to enjoying learning more about the country and it’s wonderful traditions.

St. Patrick’s Day Events in Brooklyn and Around New York

Take  a St. Patrick’s Day Bicycle Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The bicycle tour takes place March 17,  St. Patrick’s Day and will include stories related to Irish history at and around the Yard. Advance reservations are  required and bicyclists but bring own bicycle and wear a safety helmet. Tickets: $24/person. For more information contact, info@urbanoyster.com or call (347)618-8687 or visit urbanoyster.com/navy-yard-tour

The Irish Arts Center is hosting an Irish extravaganza: St. Patrick’s Day Open House. The event is sure to entertain kids of all ages filled with authentic music, dances, and workshops. Kids will have the opportunity to learn to play the tin-whistle, experiment with tap-dancing, or just enjoy the performances. The St. Patrick’s Day Open House takes place March 18 at 12pm at 553 W. 51st Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Aves.) For more information, call (212) 757-3318 or visit irishartscenter.org

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum will be having a Lab Workshop: Luck O’ the Green where kids can learn about Irish traditions, foods and celebrations. The workshop takes place March 17 and 18 at 11:30am and is aimed at ages 2 and up. For more information, visit brooklynkids.org.

The Children’s Museum of the Arts will be exploring Irish creative arts and culture during the Irish Arts Festival. The day will feature Irish Step dancing, storytelling and more.  The festival will take place Saturday, March 31 at 103 Charlton Street from 10-5pm.  Visit cmany.org for more information.

Parades

The 251st New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the grandaddy of St. Paddy’s Day parades and marches up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on March 17. As it might a be a little too crowded and raucous for your taste, you can always celebrate the day and watch in the comfort of your home. NBC will be showing the parade starting at 11 a.m. or watch it online.

On March 18, the 37th Annual Brooklyn Irish American Parade takes place at 1 pm in Park Slope starts at 15th Street and Prospect Park West. Click here for the parade route.

It may come after the actual St. Patrick’s Day but don’t miss out as Bay Ridge holds it’s very own Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 25. The parade begins at 1 p.m. in front of St. Patrick RC Church on 4th Ave. and 96th St and will make it’s way  down 5th Ave. to OLPH RC Church at 60th Street at 5th Avenue.

Irish Culture

Celebrating the Irish culture should not be limited to one day, check out the Irish Arts Center if you can’t partake of the holiday’s activities.

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