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6 St. Patrick's Day Celebrations to Attend with Your Family in 2015

6 St. Patrick's Day Celebrations to Attend with Your Family in 2015

Erin go bragh! Here are six family-friendly St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Manhattan, including the biggest St. Patrick's Day parade in the world!

Open Day at Irish Arts Center 
WHEN: March 15, 12-4pm
WHERE: Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st St., Midtown
WHAT: Every year the IAC opens its doors for St. Patrick’s Day for free, so New Yorkers can celebrate Irish culture.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-757-3318.

Getting Creative with Art: Lucky Leprechaun Hat
WHEN: March 15, 12:15pm
WHERE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
AGES: Preschoolers
WHAT: Create a green leprechaun hat to wear on St. Patrick’s Day as you learn about Irish traditions and celebrations.
WANT TO GO? Free with admission. $11; $7 seniors; free for children younger than 12 months. 212-721-1223.

Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade
WHEN: March 15, 1pm
WHERE: Starts and ends at 15th Street and Prospect Park West, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
WHAT: Skip the Manhattan crowds and check out this smaller and less-crowded St. Paddy’s Day parade.

5th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day  
WHEN: March 17, from 7am until the books run out
WHERE: Transit hubs across the five boroughs
WHAT: The Irish Arts Center will be handing out thousands of free books written by Irish classic and contemporary writers.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-757-3318.

nyc st. patrick's day parade
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 
WHEN: March 17, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Fifth Avenue, between 44th and 79th streets, Midtown and Upper East Side
AGES: All, but not suitable for the very young due to crowds and noise
WHAT: The biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world marches up Fifth Avenue, led by the U.S. 69th Infantry Regiment. If you love marching bands and bagpipes, this is the parade for you. Avoid the bigger crowds by viewing the parade uptown.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-231-4400.

Hunt for Leprechaun’s Gold
WHEN: March 17, 4-5pm
WHERE: MAGIC Activity Center, 510 E. 74th St., Upper East Side
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: A St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt followed by emerald-green shamrock shakes.
WANT TO GO? $35. 212-737-2989.

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Emma Steven

Author: Emma Steven is a British freelance writer living in Manhattan with her husband, two small kids, and two cats. Previously the Manhattan calendar editor for, she writes about parenting and New York City. When asked about what she most misses about the UK she’s most likely to say British humor and least likely to say British weather. See More

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