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

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


UPDATED February 2017: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in New York City and the surrounding areas at one of these great events below. You can discover Irish music, create a green craft, take part in a traditional parade, or even create a Leprechaun trap. After all, everybody's Irish on St. Paddy's Day! Find events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, as well as Westchester, Rockland, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. 

St. Patrick's Day Events in Manhattan

FREE St. Patrick's Day Parade 
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 11am-5pm 
WHERE: Fifth Avenue, between West 44th and East 79th streets, Midtown/Upper East Side 
AGES: All 
WHAT: More than 150,000 marchers will parade up Fifth Avenue celebrating Irish culture and history, in the biggest St. Patrick's Day parade in the world. For smaller crowds watch the parade from the top end of the route.
WANT TO GO? 718-231-4400. nycstpatricksparade.org.

FREE Annual St. Patrick's Open Day
WHEN: Sunday, March 12, 12-4pm
WHERE: Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51 St., Midtown
WHAT: Annual open day where families can explore Irish arts and culture. Learn Gaelic, Irish dancing, and get their faces painted.
WANT TO GO? 212-757-3318. irishartscenter.org.

FREE Stories Under the Tree Story Time 
WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 11am
WHERE: Book Nook Enrichment, 167 W. 81st St., Lower Level 1, Upper West Side
AGES: 4 and younger
WHAT: Every first Saturday Book Nook hosts a free story time and crafts session for preschoolers. This edition of Stories Under the Tree will focus on St. Patrick's Day books and fun. Enjoy 2-3 books, a short circle time, a seasonal craft, and a special goody bag.
WANT TO GO? 212-873-2665. booknooknyc.com.

St. Patrick's Day Events in Brooklyn 

FREE Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade 
WHEN: Sunday, March 26, 1pm
WHERE: Parade runs along 3rd Avenue starting at Marine Avenue, Bay Ridge 
AGES: All 
WHAT: 2017 marks the 24th 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? bayridgestpatricksdayparade.com.

FREE Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 19, 1pm
WHERE: 15th Street and Prospect Park West, Windsor Terrace
WHAT: Skip the Manhattan crowds and check out this smaller (but still very festive!) St. Patrick's Day parade.
WANT TO GO? brooklynstpatricksparade.com.

Irish Step Dancing 
WHEN: Sunday, March 12, 2-3pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join the fun with an introduction to Irish Step Dancing with Dawn Daniels. 
WANT TO GO? $8; free for children younger than 1. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

FREE St. Patrick's Day Parade 
WHEN: Sunday, March 5, 12:30pm
WHERE: Parade starts at Hart Boulevard and 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.

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St. Patrick's Day Events in Queens

FREE St. Patrick's Day Craft for All Ages 
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 2pm
WHERE: Douglaston Little Neck Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Take part in this St. Patrick's Day celebration. Create a homemade craft and listen to Irish music. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 718-225-8414. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Irish Music Concert
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 6:30pm
WHERE: Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing
WHAT: Ian Gallagher, will be performing some favorite Irish classics, as well as some you may have never heard of before! This is a very interactive concert, so be prepared to have fun as Ian talks with the audience about the history of Ireland and the songs being performed.
WANT TO GO? 718-661-1200. queenslibrary.org.

FREE 42nd Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade 
WHEN: Tuesday, March 7, 1pm
WHERE: Beach 130th Street and Newport Avenue to Beach 101st Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Beach 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The Rockaways hosts the official Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade (and NYC's second-largest St. Pat's celebration). There will be so many bagpipe bands that they're sure to knock your socks off and maybe your hat. 
WANT TO GO? queenscountyparade.org.

FREE St. Pat's for All for 2017 
WHEN: Sunday, March 5, 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. Whether you are 2, 20 or 200 you don't want to miss join New York’s fun, festive, and inclusive Celebration of Irish Culture.
WANT TO GO? 718-721-2780. stpatsforall.com.

The Chieftains With Paddy Moloney And Special Guests 
WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 8pm
WHERE: Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing 
AGES: All 
WHAT: These six-time Grammy Award winners transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music and has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day. After fifty years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, their music remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began.
WANT TO GO? $39 and up. 718-793-8080. kupferbergcenter.org.

St. Patrick's Day Events in Westchester

FREE St. Patrick Day Craft 
 Friday, March 17, 4-5pm
WHERE: Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers 
 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. 
 914-337-1500. ypl.org/riverfront.

The Young Irelanders
WHEN: March 13-14, Monday-Tuesday, 11:15am; Tuesday, 6:15pm
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theater, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Composed of the best rising talent Ireland has to offer, The Young Irelanders combine the best sounds and traditions of traditional Irish and Celtic music with folk, pop, and world sounds.
WANT TO GO? $50 show only. 914-592-2222. broadwaytheatre.com.

Celtic Crossings featuring Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney 
WHEN: Sunday, March 12, 3-5pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celtic Crossings promises an evening of Celtic tranquility with the great songs of Phil Coulter sung by the magnificent voice of Andy Cooney, with special guests Geraldine Branagan, and the Irish Pop Ensemble. 
WANT TO GO? $30 and up. 914-739-0039 x2. paramounthudsonvalley.com.

Rhythm in the Night 
WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 11am and 7pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Rhythm in the Night, the Irish Dance Spectacular, is an epic journey derived from a tale of good versus evil with a storyline that will capture the imagination of everyone in the family and transport them to a mystical time and place of heroes and redemption. 
WANT TO GO? $30-$40. 914-739-0039 x2. paramounthudsonvalley.com. 

St. Patrick's Day Events in Rockland

FREE St. Patrick's Day Parade 
WHEN: Sunday, March 19, 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.
WANT TO GO? rocklandcountyaoh.com.

St. Patrick's Day Snakes
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Legend says that, Ireland has no snakes because St. Patrick chased them into the sea and banished them from the island forever. Come separate fact from fiction about this story and everything snake. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some favorite snake friends and make a fun craft to take home.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 for children 5 and older. 845-534-5506. hhnaturemuseum.org.

FREE Munchkin Mondays: St. Patrick's Day Celebration 
WHEN: Monday, March 13, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Palisades Center, Besso Community Room, Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year at Palisades Center. The little ones will enjoy this celebration with fun arts and crafts. 
WANT TO GO? 845-348-1000. palisadescenter.com.

St. Patrick's Day Events in Nassau County

The Five Irish Tenors from Dublin, Ireland 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 7:30pm
WHERE: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre 
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT: Following in the footsteps of the great Irish Tenor John McCormack, in a sensational program, “The Five Irish Tenors” fuses Irish wit and boisterous charm, with lyricism, dramatic flair, and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience. 
WANT TO GO? $35 and up. 516-323-4444. madisontheatreny.org.

FREE St. Patrick's Day Bingo 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 7pm
WHERE: Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbour Lane, Massapequa 
AGES: 9-17 
WHAT: Play bingo while snacking on some favorite St. Patrick’s Day treats. Prizes will be given to the lucky winners. 
WANT TO GO? 516-799-0770. massapequalibrary.org.

FREE Shamrock Boxes
WHEN: Tuesday, March 14, 7pm
WHERE: Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Get the luck of the Irish when you paint a shamrock box. Register.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-3444. franklinsquarepl.org.

FREE Traditional Irish Tea with Barbara Sheridan 
WHEN: Tuesday, March 14, 6:30pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park 
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT: Chef Barbara Sheridan describes the history of Irish High Tea, instructs in its preparation, and brings delightful traditional treats for sampling. Bring your own special teacup to add to your enjoyment. 
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

FREE Dancing Leprechauns
WHEN: Monday, March 13, 2pm
WHERE: Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by making a dancing leprechaun craft.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-3444. franklinsquarepl.org.

FREE Irish Music with 7's and 3's 
WHEN: Sunday, March 12, 2pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park 
AGES: All 
WHAT: This is a traditional Irish musical celebration of all things (and people) Irish. 
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330.

19th Annual Irish Festival 
WHEN: Sunday, March 12, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Hofstra University Mack Physical Education Center, 900 Fulton Ave., Hempstead 
AGES: All 
WHAT: There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well as a variety of vendors and food. 
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 seniors; free for children 12 and younger. 516-463-6582. hofstra.edu.

Lucky Leprechauns 
WHEN: Sunday, March 12, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City 
AGES: 5 and older 
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with leprechauns. Create adorable leprechaun finger puppets and bring the luck o’ the Irish into your home. 
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors 65 and older; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

FREE Irish Tea Party 
WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 2pm
WHERE: Hempstead Public Library, 115 Nichols Court, Hempstead 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Attendees will explore the refined world of tradition Irish tea, along with its scrumptious accompaniments. 
WANT TO GO? 516-481-6990. hempsteadlibrary.info.

FREE Central Avenue Chefs 
WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 3pm
WHERE: Massapequa Public Library, 523 Central Ave., Massapequa 
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT: Get ready for St. Patrick's day by making corned beef, cabbage, and Irish soda bread. 
WANT TO GO? 516-798-4607. massapequalibrary.org.

FREE Teen St. Patrick's Day Treat 
WHEN: Friday, March 10, 4pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park 
AGES: 9-17 
WHAT: Have fun making a delicious St. Patrick's Day treat. 
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

St. Patrick's Day Events in Suffolk County

St. Patrick's Day Paint Event 
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville 
AGES: 9-12 
WHAT: Paint a fun, St. Paddy's Day painting. Must reserve a seat online in advance. 
WANT TO GO? $25. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

FREE YA Friday After-Hours
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 5-7pm
WHERE: East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton
AGES: Teen
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the library after-hours. St. Patrick's Day themed food and games. Sign-up required.
WANT TO GO? 631-324-0222. easthamptonlibrary.org.

FREE Lucky St. Patrick's Day Art Program
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton
AGES: Young elementary, tween
WHAT: Create your own one-of-a-kind St. Patrick’s Day hat using fun-filled paper folding techniques. Then decorate your hat with shamrocks, glittery gold, and more. Sign-up required.
WANT TO GO? 631-324-0222. easthamptonlibrary.org.

Irish Pirates 
WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Sag Harbor 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Young mateys are invited to discover the rich heritage of Irish pirates from the past who ruled the seas. 
WANT TO GO? $5 with admission: $6; $5 children. 631-367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Presents: Irish Dancers
WHEN: Sunday, March 5, 1pm
WHERE: Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: In addition to a performance, the award-winning dancers will interact with the children, answer questions, and teach some Irish dance steps.
WANT TO GO? $9. 631-427-5240. waltwhitman.org.

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