Saint Patrick’s day is more than an excuse to hit the Irish pubs when you are in New York City. The bagels and beers are colored green, and everyone becomes Irish for the day. Sure, there is plenty of drinking and excitement, but the city’s deep-rooted Irish community helps us truly experience the holiday like no other city in the United States can. Join in the fun of the Irish holiday. While most bars will have drink specials, try to check out some of the more incredible events throughout the city. If you are looking for a great weekend full of things to do for your visit to the Big Apple, St. Patrick’s Day weekend is sure not to disappoint. Be sure to schedule time to take a tour with us, to see as much of what New York has to offer as you can.
No Saint Paddy’s Day in New York City could be complete without the parade. Older than the United States itself, this year will be the 255th year of the event. The Parade follows Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th. It ends at the American Irish Historical Society building on East 80th St. The parade starts at 11 AM on March 17th, the date of the holiday. For more information about the parade and it’s history, visit the official website here.
Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pub crawl. The official event, the “St. Paddy’s Day Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl” allows you to travel to bars all around Manhattan. $10 is all you need for a 3 day, all access pass to all participating bars. The crawl takes place from Thursday, the 16th to Saturday, the 18th. For more information about crawl, visit the official website here.
The Merchant’s House in Lower Manhattan is a great place to delve into some of the more historical aspects of the Holiday. On Saint Patrick’s Day, visit the historical 19th century home and take part in a special tour of the Irish servant’s quarters. The Merchant House is quite possibly the oldest standing site of Irish living in the City. In the evening, they will be hosting a unique ghost tour of the home. The “Spirit of the Irish” tour leads you through the home by candlelight. For more information, visit the official website here.
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