Get ready to display your shamrocks with pride and dress in your finest green garb for the best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going on in New York City this year!
Of course, it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without the quintessential parade, which passes along Fifth Avenue and past many classic NYC sights including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Central Park. The parade itself kicks off at 11 am from 44th Street and finishes around 5pm at the American Irish Historical Society on East 80th Street – that’s plenty of time to get a few drinks in and enjoy the sea of sound and color drifting by!
There are plenty of traditional Irish pubs to choose from near to the parade route, whether you are looking for a quick pint of your favorite Irish stout or want a slap-up pub meal. Head to The Perfect Pint just a few blocks away on 45th, where you’ll be able to join fellow revelers and indulge in a selection of over 30 different beers on tap, including traditional Irish favorites like Harp, Smith wicks and Kilkenny Cream Ale. The Irish Exit, located in Midtown East, are serving mimosas, green beers, and an Irish breakfast buffet from 8am – noon for $25, so you can make sure you get some much-needed grub to set you up for the day! Head to The Gael Pub afterwards for a fantastic selection of slightly more unusual beers with a fun, dive bar vibe, or head over to Times Square where you can indulge in live music and all-day Irish specials at Tír na nÓg – while the décor is charmingly traditional, the atmosphere is sure to be anything but sedate!
If you are looking for something family-friendly to do with the kids to celebrate all things Ireland, head down to the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Open Day at the Irish Arts Center in Midtown West on Sunday March 11th, where you’ll be able to listen to authentic Irish music, watch spectacular dance demonstrations, and turn your hand to traditional crafts at one of the kid-friendly demonstrations from local artists. You can even learn the basics of the language, get your face painted, sample traditional teas, and soak up a good slice of Irish culture to really get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.
Alternatively, why not have a go at crafting your very own beer mug to keep for Paddy’s Day festivities for years to come? Brooklyn Glass are holding a special workshop where you’ll be shown the art of glass blowing and allowed to work with the molten emerald-green glass yourself to form a personally-crafted mug for your favorite Irish tipple. Workshops take place on March 11th as well as St. Patrick’s Day itself.
Whether you plan to watch the parade, drink the night away, or simply enjoy some traditional NYC-style Irish culture with your family and friends, let our professional, reliable New York car service be your guide to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Our friendly chauffeurs will whisk you around the city so you can enjoy all the festivities without the hassle of public transport, navigating your way around the crowds, or selecting a designated driver. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the celebrations, wherever the day (or night) might take you!