NYC Event Guide: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in New York City!

United States ofNew York City Parade

Top of the mornin’ to you! Feeling spontaneous? Why not celebrate St Paddy’s Day in #NewYorkCity this March! Luckily this St Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday so there’s no reason not to enjoy that extra glass of Guinness this St Paddy’s Day weekend! And to ensure you don’t miss out on all the fun, we’ve put together some last minute St Patrick’s Day packages just for you (details below)! So don your best and greenest gear and pin on those shamrocks, here are the best Irish events to look forward to in New York this St Patrick’s Day!

 

FEATURED: St Patrick’s Day Parade

Running for more than 250 years, the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the oldest St Patrick’s Day parade in the world – and one of New York’s most anticipated March events. An estimated two million people join to witness the six hour parade that marches up Fifth Avenue and past most of New York’s iconic landmarks, such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Central Park. This festive parade ends at around 5pm at the American Irish Historical Society. To avoid the crowds, stand anywhere north of 66th Street and Fifth Avenue where you will get a good view of the parade without the crowds.

  • When: Friday, 17 March 2017
  • Where: 44th Street, New York
  • Time: 11h00
  • Cost: Free

 

St Patrick’s Day Paint Party

Start the celebratory week off early with a St Patrick’s Day themed Paint Party where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a night of creative painting with complimentary art supplies, wine and food!

  • When: Tuesday, 14 March 2017
  • Where: The Sanz, 815 Allerton Avenue, Bronx
  • Time: 19h00
  • Cost: $40 per person. Get tickets online.

 

St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

If you’re in the mood for a spontaneous St Patrick’s Day celebration, why not join the annual St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl? This three day party is the biggest daytime event that takes place in the heart of New York City and features drinks specials at hundreds of participating bars in many of NYC’s neighbourhoods, including East Village, Murray Hill, Chelsea, Midtown West and more. Tickets include a green wrist band and a drink map of participating bars. Dressing up in green festive gear is encouraged!

  • When: Thursday, 16 March to Saturday, 18 March 2017
  • Where: The Village Pourhouse (multiple locations)
  • Time: 17h00 (Thursday) to 18h00 (Saturday)
  • Cost: $7.77 for one day to $15 for a 3 day all-access pass. Get tickets online. Use the code NYCINSIDER for 20% off your pub crawl tickets!

 

Green Beer

 

Kegs and Eggs at SideBAR

Celebrate St Paddy’s Day with a three hour Irish breakfast in celebration of everything green! The sixth annual Kegs and Eggs event includes a feast of green eggs, green pancakes, green bagels and even a bowl of Lucky Charms with a panoramic view of Gramercy! Don’t forget the UNLIMITED green beer…

  • When: Friday, 17 March 2017
  • Where: SideBAR, 118 E 15th Street, New York
  • Time: 10h00
  • Cost: $60. Get tickets online.

 

St Patrick’s Day at Pier A NYC

Celebrate the day of green at Pier A where specials on traditional Irish food and festive Irish music and dancing await! There will be custom Guinness pint engravings, plenty of Irish DJs as well as New York City’s largest Guinness toast! The Guinness will be flowing and shots of Irish whiskey will be served all day long…

  • When: Friday, 17 March 2017
  • Where: Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York
  • Time: 11h00
  • Cost: Free

 

St Patrick’s Day at the Merchant’s House Museum

Join a back-stairs behind the scenes tour and experience the Merchant’s House through the eyes of the Irish servants who once worked here. This tribute to the Tredwell’s Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy offers an inside look into the lives of the Irish immigrants who worked here during the mid-19th century. Climb the narrow stairs to the servant’s quarters on the fourth floor, learn about some of the strange happenings and face the ghosts of family members who passed away in the house on this haunted house tour.

  • When: Friday, 17 March 2017
  • Where: Merchant’s House Museum, 29 E 4th Street, New York
  • Time: 12h30, 14h00 and 15h30
  • Cost: $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors and FREE for children under 12 years

 

Sober St Patrick’s Day

Celebrate the festive cheer of St Patrick’s Day without the booze with the sixth annual Sober St Patrick’s Day party at the youth centre. This festive event will feature Irish dancing, traditional Irish music and plenty of food and refreshments. Guests can look forward to performances by the John Whelan Band, Donie Carroll and Dylan Foley and more. The ticket includes snacks, baked foods, tea/coffee and soft drinks and additional food will be available for purchase.

  • When: Friday, 17 March 2017
  • Where: St Patrick’s Youth Centre Gym, 268 Mulberry Street, New York
  • Time: 16h00 – 19h00
  • Cost: $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and students and $10 for children under 10 years. Get tickets online.

 

St Paddy's Day party 

St Patrick’s Day Booze Cruise

Jump on board the Hudson for a St Paddy’s Day booze cruise to the Coney Island Brewery. Sample a free Coney Island Brewery’s New York Honey Stout and a Sabrett Cocktail Frank and nibble on complimentary Irish appetisers such as potato croquettes, Irish nachos, corned beef and cabbage pinwheels. The cruise will offer live DJ entertainment and views of famous New York landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade and the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • When: Friday, 17 March 2017
  • Where: Pier 83, W 42nd Street, New York
  • Time: 18h30
  • Cost: $49 (standard tickets), $69 (open bar with beer and wine) and $89 (open bar with beer, wine and spirits). Get tickets online.

 

Irish Comedy at Q.E.D

Celebrate St Paddy’s with some Irish comedy at Q.E.D’s comedy show, Laugh of the Irish. Hosted by Kevin Froleiks, the line-up includes acts by Erin Lynn O’Connor, Justin Flannigan and Kevin Michael Smith.

  • When: Friday, 17 March 2017
  • Where: Q.E.D, 27 – 16 23rd Avenue, Queens
  • Time: 21h30
  • Cost: $8 per person. Get tickets online.

 

St Paddy’s Day Midnight Movie Night

Watch Leprechaun in the Hood at midnight at the Nitehawk Cinema on St Paddy’s Day. A full menu offers everything from burgers to cocktails and beer so you won’t have to miss out on the brew!

  • When: Friday, 17 March 2017 and Saturday, 18 March 2017
  • Where: Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
  • Time: 00h10
  • Cost: $12 per person. Get tickets online.

 

Irish food

 

St Patrick’s Day-After Brunch

Unwind from the St Paddy’s Day celebrations with coffee and a late buffet breakfast at the Union Arts Center. Scones, hash and traditional Irish music will be enjoyed alongside beer, wine and mimosas.

  • When: Saturday, 18 March 2017
  • Where: Union Arts Center, 2 Union Street, Sparkhill
  • Time: 11h30
  • Cost: $30 per person. Get tickets online.

 

St Patrick’s Beer & Art Run

For those feeling energetic, there is a St Patrick’s Beer & Art Run scheduled for the day after St Paddy’s Day. The 10km run passes hundreds of murals designed by New York street artists and will be followed by a complimentary beer at Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City.

  • When: Saturday, 18 March 2017
  • Where: Rockaway Brewing Company, 46 – 01 5Th Street, Queens
  • Time: 11h00
  • Cost: $30 per person. Get tickets online.

 

St Patrick’s Weekend Irish New York

Wind down St Paddy’s Day with a St Paddy’s themed walking tour in Lower Manhattan. The tour travels through New York’s former “Little Ireland” district to learn about the Irish immigrants who lived and worked here. Stops include Al Smith’s home, the Five Points and the first Catholic church in the city.

  • When: Saturday, 18 March 2017
  • Where: St Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York
  • Time: 12h00
  • Cost: $25 general admission, $20 for seniors and $15 students. Get tickets online.

 

Brooklyn Street St Paddy’s Day Parade

Join the Brooklyn Street St Paddy’s Day Parade that honours the 42nd anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn and the Irish-American contributions to New York City. Make sure you arrive a bit early as there will be a time to commemorate the victims of 9/11 at 12h45.

  • When: Sunday, 19 March 2017
  • Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
  • Time: 13h00
  • Cost: Free

 

CELEBRATIONS ELSEWHERE…

Chicago and Boston also have BIG St Patrick’s Day celebrations… Don’t miss out on the following fun events planned for the weekend of 17 March 2017!

Chicago River dyed green

 

Chicago St Patrick’s Day Parade

Chicago’s downtown St Paddy’s Day Parade is held on the Saturday before St Paddy’s Day and begins at the Chicago River for the ultimate dyeing ceremony – where they dye the river green with eco-friendly vegetable dye! Later in the day, a exciting noon parade beckons with traditional Irish music and dancing. Browse our Boston hotels online.

  • When: Saturday, 11 March 2017
  • Where: Chicago River and Columbus Drive
  • Time: 09h00 (dyeing of the river) and 12h00 (parade)
  • Cost: Free

 

Boston’s St Patrick’s Day Parade

The St Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest parade in Boston and is not to be missed! This colourful parade is filled with floats, Irish and American music and plenty of fun for all ages. Get half price tickets for St Paddy’s Day events in Boston here. Browse our Chicago hotels online.

  • When: Sunday, 19 March 2017
  • Where: Broadway Station, South Boston
  • Time: 13h00
  • Cost: Free

 

ST PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND PACKAGES

WyndhamNewYorker

Make sure you’re a part of New York’s exciting St Patrick’s Day events with our package holidays in New York City, Chicago and Boston:

  • NEW YORK: 4 nights from £740pp inc. flights at 4* Wyndham New Yorker (Departing 16 March 2017).

Book online or call 0203 553 2122 to book.

  • CHICAGO: 4 nights from £899pp inc. flights at 4* W Chicago City Centre (Departing 16 March 2017).

This offer is only available by telephone. Call 0203 131 2881 to book.

  • BOSTON: 4 nights from £980pp inc. flights at 4* Westin Copley Place (Departing 16 March 2017).

This offer is only available by telephone. Call 0203 131 2881 to book.

 

SPRING PACKAGE DEALS

Hudson New York Central Park

These vibrant cities have plenty on offer during the rest of the year. Visit at a quieter time with our package holidays in New York City, Chicago and Boston:

  • NEW YORK: 4 nights from £732pp inc. flights at 4* Hudson New York (Departing 15 June 2017).

Book online or call 0203 553 2122 to book.

  •  CHICAGO: 4 nights from £949pp inc. flights at 4* Raffaello Hotel (Departing 1 May 2017).

This offer is only available by telephone. Call 0203 131 2881 to book. 

  • BOSTON: 4 nights from £925pp inc. flights at 4* Boston Park Plaza (Departing 3 May 2017).

Browse online or call 0203 131 2881 to book.

 

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