Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all Month Long

Playing Bag Pipes during the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Playing Bag Pipes during the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March is almost upon us, you know that means; St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! The greater New York area has plenty of drinking and parades to enjoy in the weeks ahead.

Hoboken Lepre-con

 The festivities start on Saturday March 2nd in Hoboken. The parade may have been canceled, but don’t let that sour your buzz. The residents keep the spirit alive with a city wide bar crawl. People arrive at Hoboken at dawn to get their drank on at bars like Room 84.

Expect to wait in line for a while, unless you bought a Hoboken Lepre-con bar crawl t-shirt. Then you get to skip to the front and drink all day without any chance to sober up. Who needs a parade when there’s a bar crawl happening?

St. Pat’s for All parade

 The first parade of the season starts in Queens Sunday March 3rd. St. Patty’s is typically known as “the Irish” holiday but the “St. Pat’s for All Parade” celebrates diversity above all. The parade will showcase Caribbean, Latino, Native American, and Korean communities.

Unfortunately, the organizers of the parade feel that puppeteers are worthy of inclusion too. Don’t let this deter you, though, at least the kids will enjoy them.

The parade route begins at Skillman Ave & 47th Street and ends at Woodside Ave & 58th Street. The day starts at 2 p.m. in Sunnyside, Queens.

 Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 St. Patrick’s Day may have come and pass, but don’t tell that to the residents of Bay Ridge. The parade will run along 3rd Avenue, starting at Marine Avenue/3rd Avenue down to 67th Street.

The Bay ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held on Sunday, March 24th at 1 p.m.

New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 Normally held on St. Patrick’s Day, The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade comes a day early this year on Saturday March 16th. The parade is expected to have over 200,000 people march and 2 million lining the streets to watch. It runs along 5th avenue starting at 44th street and begins at 11 a.m.

Photo Credit: Flickr / The U.S. Army

Written by Steve Carman

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