Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in NYC

March 11, 2023 Jessica Stewart

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up quickly on March 17th. Do you have plans yet? New York City will turn green and host plenty of events and festivities to celebrate. If you still need to make plans or are looking for NYC things to do, keep reading! We’ll share some of the city’s most notable St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade

You can’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without also attending the St. Patrick’s Day parade in NYC. This celebratory tradition dates back to 1762, and this year kicks off at 11:00 AM Friday morning, March 17th. The route begins at the New York Public Library and travels toward St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 51st Street. Traveling along 5th Street until its finale on 19th Street, the parade will go until around 4:30 PM. It’s going to be busy and crowded, so plan ahead to find your best views!

Enjoy Whisky Tasting at The Parlour Room

The Parlour Room in Midtown Manhattan is known for its delicious menu selections and craft cocktails. But in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, The Parlour Room is hosting a special whiskey-tasting experience featuring some of the most iconic Irish whiskey varieties. The tasting is happening on March 17th from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Book your table now and sip incredible Irish whisky this St. Patrick’s Day!

Tour the Catacombs at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral

The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, located in Nolita, is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but it’s also mysterious. And you can take a tour beneath the surface to explore the history and tales of the catacombs. Hailed as one of the most “insider tours of New York,” this tour is a definite bucket list adventure, perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

The ‘40 Shades of Green’ Festival

This cultural festival is another fan favorite, happening on March 17th for a six-hour-long program. Celebrate the iconic luck of the Irish at the New York Irish Center with entertainment starting at 3:00 PM. Featuring local and international artists, you’ll feel like you’re back in the “old country” and more festive than ever!

Find an Adventurous Pub Crawl

You’ll be hard-pressed to find any bar or nightclub that isn’t offering something green or festive for St. Patrick’s Day. So, while you can try your best to visit a few, you might have more fun sampling several establishments’ specials with a pub crawl. There will be a few crawls happening throughout New York, including the History Tour Pub Crawl of Historic Stone Street and the Fascinating New York City Prohibition Tour. Start exploring your options and make plans to participate, so you don’t miss a single special or festive brew!

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! And now you have some ideas of where and how to celebrate! Remember to be safe as you go. And if you’re looking for help with event planning for any upcoming party or celebration, EMRG Media can make it spectacular! 

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