Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the New York Area

Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in New York City and the surrounding areas at one of these great events below. You can learn more about Irish culture, create a green craft, take part in a traditional parade, or even create a Leprechaun trap. Don't forget to wear green! Find events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, as well as Westchester, Rockland, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. 
 

St. Patrick's Day Events in Manhattan

Kids Fleadh: Irish Short Films & Step Dancing
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 11:30am-1pm
WHERE: Cinepolis Theater, 260 W. 23rd St., Chelsea
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Part of the Craic Fest, Kids Fleadh showcases the best of award-winning short films for children and Irish step dancing.
WANT TO GO? $10. 917-373-6735. thecraicfest.com.
 

FREE Annual St. Patrick's Open Day
WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 12-4pm
WHERE: Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51 St., Midtown
AGES: All
WHAT: Visitors can learn the basics of Irish language or a new dance step, get their face painted, create art with children's crafts, or simply relax with a cup of tea and experience a taste of Ireland's rich culture.
WANT TO GO? 212-757-3318. irishartscenter.org.
 

FREE St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Fifth Avenue, between East 44th and East 79th streets, Midtown/Upper East Side
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch thousands of marchers parade up Fifth Avenue in celebration of Irish culture and history. The parade marches past St. Patrick's Cathedral and ends at the Irish Historical Society at 79th Street.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's the biggest St. Patrick's Day parade in the world!
WANT TO GO? 718-231-4400. nycstpatricksparade.org.

 

St. Patrick's Day Events in Brooklyn 

FREE St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 12:30pm
WHERE: Parade starts at Hart Boulevard, ends at Jewett Avenue, Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Staten Island's St. Patrick's Parade is a beloved tradition that turns New York City's greenest borough even greener.
WANT TO GO? silive.com.
 

Family Fun Series: Irish Dance
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene
AGES: All
WHAT: Get ready for St. Patrick's Day by learning the basics of Irish dance in this exciting class that uses traditional dance reels to understand the unique sounds of Irish music.
WANT TO GO? $25 for a family of 1-3; $30 for a family of 4-6. 718-624-8400. markmorrisdancegroup.org.
 

'Claddagh'
WHEN: Friday, March 16, 8pm
WHERE: Kingsborough Community College, The Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Manhattan Beach
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Irish/Celtic rock group The Prodigals will have the audience dancing in this multimedia show that fuses the group’s iconic music with world-champion Irish and tap dancers and a modern-day Irish fairy tale rich in love, life, and laughter.
WANT TO GO? $32-$37. 718-368-5596. onstageatkingsborough.org.
 

FREE 43rd Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 18, 1pm
WHERE: Parade starts at 15th Street and Prospect Park West, 7th Avenue to Garfield Place, Windsor Terrace
AGES: All
WHAT: Skip the Manhattan crowds and check out this smaller (but still very festive!) St. Patrick's Day parade.
WANT TO GO? brooklynstpatricksparade.com.
 

FREE Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 25, 1pm
WHERE: Parade starts at Marine Avenue, runs along 3rd Avenue, Bay Ridge
AGES: All
WHAT: 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of this popular neighborhood parade. The event was founded by the late Gene Reilly, owner of the former Lief Erickson Pub on 5th Avenue as a way to share the Celtic culture and his love of Irish Heritage.
WANT TO GO? brparade.com.

 

St. Patrick's Day Events in Queens

FREE St. Pat's for All for 2018
WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 1pm
WHERE: 43rd Street and Skillman Avenue, to 56th Street and Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your wild and wonderful energy and color to the streets for New York’s fun, festive, and inclusive celebration of Irish culture. This event features music by pipe bands, drummers, puppet art groups, and the Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Company.
WANT TO GO? 718-721-2780. stpatsforall.org.
 

FREE Irish Step Dancing
WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 4pm
WHERE: Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
AGES: All
WHAT: The Ciara Greene School of Irish Step Dancing will delight audiences with their high kicking and lively dancing. Complete with costumes, music, traditional Irish step dancing shoes, and some history on Irish dance, audience members will be walking away humming to the tune of an Irish jig.
WANT TO GO? 718-849-1010. queenslibrary.org.
 

FREE Happy St. Patrick's Day!
WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 4pm
WHERE: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Learn about Irish culture and folklore, and make a St. Patrick's Day craft. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 718-268-7934. queenslibrary.org.
 

FREE St. Patrick's Day Story & Craft
WHEN: Friday, March 16, 4pm
WHERE: Peninsula Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Beach
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn more about this Irish holiday and create a Celtic craft.
WANT TO GO? 718-634-1110.
 

FREE St. Patrick's Day Family Story and Craft Time
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 3pm
WHERE: Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Celebrate the culture of the Emerald Isle! Hear Irish folktales and make a bodhran, a traditional Irish drum.
WANT TO GO? 718-721-2462. queenslibrary.org.
 

APEC Adventure Time: Green, Green, Green
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 10:30am
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a fun program about the importance of green in nature. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $18. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.
 

Young Chefs: Luck of the Irish
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 10:30am
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Young chefs will be cooking up the traditional Irish dish colcannon. To top off the day, participants will enjoy warm homemade Irish soda bread and a leprechaun smoothie. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $24. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.


Sunday Family Workshop: St. Patrick's Day
WHEN: Sunday, March 18, 1:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Museum, 111-01 Corona Ave., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend Sunday afternoons at the Queens Museum and enjoy art making, dance, music and storytelling.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 seniors; free for children 18 and younger. 718-592-9700. queensmuseum.org.

 

St. Patrick's Day Events in Westchester County

Andy Cooney's Enchanted Music of Ireland: A Benefit for the Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade 
WHEN: Friday, March 2, 8pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The Enchanted Music of Ireland Tour comes alive as Andy Cooney once again gathers together the nest of musicians, dancers, and performers to ignite their audiences in Irish tradition. 
WANT TO GO? $35-$45. 914-739-0039 x2. paramounthudsonvalley.com.


FREE 21st Annual City of White Plains Saint Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 12pm
WHERE: White Plains, Mamaroneck Avenue and Livingston, westward on Mamaroneck Avenue towards Main Street, ends at City Hall, White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Irish culture at this festive parade featuring musical performances, including pipe-and-drum bands, floats, and a cultural tour.
WANT TO GO? whiteplainssaintpatricksday.com.
 

FREE St. Patrick's Day Parade Craft
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 11am
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Make a special craft to carry in the St. Patrick's Day parade.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.
 

Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular
WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 3pm
WHERE: Academic Arts Theatre at Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
AGES: All
WHAT: A tale of good versus evil, love and salvation is told through Irish step dancing with a world-class troupe. This epic 90-minute journey features amazing footwork as the protagonist seeks to find his way out of a dark world.
WANT TO GO? $24; $22 seniors; $8 for children younger than 13. 914-606-6567. sunywcc.edu/smartarts.
 

Rhythm of the Dance
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 1pm and 8pm
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford 
AGES: 9-17 
WHAT: With a wonderful, gifted young cast of dancers, musicians, 3 Irish tenors and live performances from the entire troupe, Rhythm of the Dance will be a breath of fresh air into Irish dance with deep Irish roots and authentic production. 
WANT TO GO? $89; $55 show only. 914-592-2222. broadwaytheatre.com.


Irish Comedy Tour
WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 8-10pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Don't miss these hilarious Irish American comedians as they tear apart as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes.
WANT TO GO? $27-$42. 914-739-0039 x2. paramounthudsonvalley.com.
 

FREE St. Patrick Day Craft 
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 4-4:45pm
WHERE: Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers 
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a craft. Listen to traditional Irish music as you make your own pot of gold and don't forget to wear green. 
WANT TO GO? 914-337-1500. ypl.org/riverfront.


FREE St. Patrick's Day Party
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 11am
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at The Field Library with crafts, music, and coloring. Keep the party going with a free book and some fun green refreshments to take home.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

 

St. Patrick's Day Events in Rockland County

FREE 56th Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 18, 1:30pm
WHERE: Rockland County Ancient Order of Hiberians, Crooked Hill Road, Pearl River
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate with one of the most popular annual parades in the area, comprised of over 5,000 marchers and 25 bands. Check the website for updated information and parade route.
WANT TO GO? rocklandcountyaoh.com.
 

St. Patrick's Day Snakes
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 10am
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson
AGES: All
WHAT: Legend says that Ireland has no snakes because St. Patrick chased them into the sea and banished them from the island forever. Museum educators will separate fact from fiction about this story and everything snakes.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 children. 845-534-5506 . hhnaturemuseum.org.
 

FREE Celebrate the Seasons with a Waldorf Teacher
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Celebrate the seasons with Andrea Gambardella and plant peas for St. Patrick's Day. Prepare pots and soil for a June harvest and sing songs to entice the coming spring. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 845-356-2514 x302. gmws.org.


St. Patrick's Day Events in Nassau County

FREE Teen Cuisine Event: Irish Soda Bread Scones for Donation
WHEN: Friday, March 2, 4pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Make Irish soda bread scones to be donated to those in need and bring the rest home for family and friends.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.
 

Dublin Irish Dancers
WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 8pm
WHERE: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: An all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a gala celebration of Irish music and dance.
WANT TO GO? $35 and up. 516-323-4444. madisontheatreny.org.
 

Irresistible Irish Bread Loaf for St. Patrick's Day
WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 7pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Measure and mix the ingredients to make a loaf that you will take home to bake.
WANT TO GO? $5. 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.
 

FREE Irish Step Performance
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 10am
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh
AGES: All
WHAT: The Show Stompin' Irish Dance School will be presenting a fun dance program the whole family will enjoy. At the end of the performance, you will have an opportunity to learn a step or two.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.
 

20th Annual Irish Experience
WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Hofstra University, Physical Education Center, North Campus, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead
AGES: All
WHAT: There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well as a variety of vendors with Irish products and food. All net proceeds benefit The Hofstra University Scholarship Fund.
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 seniors; free for children younger than 12. 516-463-6582. hofstrauniversity.edu.
 

FREE 7's and 3's Irish Band
WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 1:30pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: All
WHAT: The library will be turned into an Irish ceili in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy Irish music and set dancing, Irish tea, and soda bread.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.
 

FREE St. Patrick's Day Fun
WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 4:30pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Stories, activities, and a craft to celebrate this very popular day. Remember to wear green!
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.
 

The Chieftains
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 8pm
WHERE: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the six-time Grammy Award winners who have been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music.
WANT TO GO? $45. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org.
 

FREE 'The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School' Storytime
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 11am
WHERE: Barnes and Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: A mischievous leprechaun is causing all kinds of trouble at school, but Gingerbread Man is back to save the day.
WANT TO GO? 516-365-6723 . barnesandnoble.com.
 

FREE St. Patrick's Day Pretzel Bark
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Levittown
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Create a pretzel bark using chocolate, candy, sprinkles, and lots of chocolate for St. Patrick's Day.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.
 

FREE Discovering Your Irish Heritage
WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 7pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Join Kathleen McGee of the Genealogy Federation of Long Island and learn how to trace your Irish family history.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

 

St. Patrick's Day Events in Suffolk County

FREE Irish Soda Bread
WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 11-11:30 am or 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Learn how to make Irish Soda Bread. Westhampton Free Library Card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.
 

Irish Dancers
WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 1-4pm
WHERE: Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a performance of Irish dancing by teachers and students from the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance, champions on the competitive circuit.
WANT TO GO? $9. 631-427-5240. waltwhitman.org.
 

FREE Shamrock Necklaces
WHEN: Monday, March 12, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making a shamrock necklace. Westhampton Free Library Card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.
 

St. Patricks Day Paint Event
WHEN: Friday, March 16, 5:30-7pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Drop off or paint with the kids.
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.
 

Hiking for the Green
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Sherwood-Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Road, East Setauket
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a peaceful hike along the fields and trails of this historic farm, and look for the beginnings of spring green emerging in the woodlands.
WANT TO GO? $8. 631-692-4664. preservationlongisland.org.
 

FREE 'The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School' Storytime
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 11am
WHERE: Barnes and Noble, 600 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: A mischievous leprechaun is causing all kinds of trouble at school, but Gingerbread Man is back to save the day. Activities to follow.
WANT TO GO? 631-724-0341 . barnesandnoble.com.
 

St. Patrick's Day
WHEN: March 17-18, Saturday-Sunday, 1-5pm
WHERE: Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Who wants a pot of gold? Make your own Leprechaun traps and see if you can catch the little green man.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-331-3277. maritimeexplorium.org.
 

FREE Doherty's Devils
WHEN: Sunday, March 18, 1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Irish music played by local musicians performing classic songs. Westhampton Free Library Card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.


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