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, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (347)618-8687 or visit urbanoyster.com/navy-yard-tour
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.
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.
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.