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St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

Whether you want to watch the parade or go to an Irish pub, here's our guide to celebrating St. Patrick's Day in NYC

Bust out your finest green T-shirts: St. Patrick's Day 2016 is officially upon us. One of the biggest things to do in spring in NYC is the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, which marches along Fifth Avenue—and passes by venerable New York City attractions, including St. Patrick's Cathedral and Central Park. There are plenty of other ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, NYC: Read on for our guide to the best St. Patrick's Day parades, events, Irish pubs and more.

When is St. Patrick's Day in NYC?

This year, St. Patrick's Day falls on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

What is St. Patrick's Day in NYC?

St. Patrick's Day occurs annually on March 17, the date marked by the death of Saint Patrick, Ireland's most celebrated patron saint. The festivities surrounding this date specifically commemorate Saint Patrick, and the subsequent arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Where is the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade?

The Parade starts at 11am at 44th Street, marching up Fifth Avenue—past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street—all the way to 79th Street. It finishes around 4:30-5:00pm at the American Irish Historical Society at East 80th Street.

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Comments

24 comments
Rose H
Rose H

It's St PADDY'S Day, not PATTY! You gigantic eejit of a site! Do your bloody research and realise that you've just pissed off the entire country that this day has any real meaning for!

dr. U suck! o
dr. U suck! o

Worst page ever! U guys who wrote it smells sooo bad that I can't believe it. Like do u even shower??

Loreley B
Loreley B

Hey All! Head to Loreley Beer Cellar at 7 Rivington Street on March 17 - 6pm-10pm - St. Patrick's Day Happy Hour specials all night - no cover!

Patricia L
Patricia L

ON YOUR 10 BEST SONGS FOR ST PATTY " DAY THATS WORNG 1ST IT"S ST PATRICKS DAY AND IF YOU SHORTEN IT ST.PADDY"S DAY !   PATTY IS FEMALE  PADDY IS MALE

Destin B
Destin B

My band is marching in it !!

Patrick O
Patrick O

If you do not know that it is St. PADDY and not PATTY......probably shouldn't be writing an article related to the holiday.

Friendly-Hotels.com
Friendly-Hotels.com

It sure is a great day of celebration.  St Patrick's day unites a lot of people around the globe. The parades are fantastic especially New York.  The Fighting 69th march down 5th Avenue with so much pride, it brings tears to your eyes.  For a small country, Ireland is incredibly beautiful. It's the garden of Europe.  Here's a couple of videos of wild and beautiful Ireland. http://www.dronezon.com/best-drone-videos/top-drone-scenery-of-irelands-castles-monasteries-lakes-gardens/


Anyone remember the original Riverdance from the 1994 Eurovision song contest.  Just wow. 

andre R
andre R

What a Shame, They have all the other Parades Televised but this One! Shame! Shame! Shame!

Ordinarily Q
Ordinarily Q

It's St Paddy's Day, not St Patty's Day. There is no saint Patricia who rid Ireland of snakes, that was Patrick, short version, Paddy. Get it right or don't celebrate it

Willie E
Willie E

March 17 2015, Saint Patrick's Night Shenanigans, The Irish-American Comedy Show.

The Village Underground,130 West 3rd Street(@6th Ave), NY,Ny 10012. Doors open at 8pm.

 Starring Joe Rooney, Veronica Mosey, Malachy McCourt,Sean Donnelly, Mike Keegan,Colm O Regan And Shauna Lane plus More !!!!!!

John D
John D

You can go to Ohurleys on 72nd, Kennedy's on 57th or Ocasey's on 41st Street

Desmonds on 38th Street

Oh .. Forgot ... Paul Hurley never paid rent at any of these locations and was evicted

owing money to landlords , vendors and employees .. And the people he borrowed hundreds of thousands from

Emer L
Emer L

NYC is the place to be for st Patrick's day! Thank you Ny!

Leslie T
Leslie T

history lesson for you over the pond.............. St. Patrick  was not even an irish man........ he was a welsh man sent to ireland by Dewi Sant - saint David to ease the burden of the people Potato famine....... known today as BOG Trotters.... it is called paddys day by the irish people themselves........... the welsh and scottish still call it st. patricks day......... the sassanaches (english) dont even reccognise st. patricks day..... they only reccognise st. Davids day, st. Andrews and st. George's day.


also in 1917 southern ireland rejected the offer from the british government's offer for a free ireland........... because all ulster men were fighting in at the front in france.


you yanks that claim to be descendant from irish blood are what we celts call............ Plastic........... your grandparents/great grandparents moved late18th/19th century............. 


gaelic speaking welshman......... who is born and bread in Wales

Michelle L
Michelle L

Hey Leslie! Ever see the Saturday Night Live skit, Debbie Downer? If not, look it up... Must have been written by someone who knows you.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!

Theresa H
Theresa H

Saint Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland along with Saints Brigit and Columba. Wikipedia

Born: 387 AD, Great Britain, United Kingdom

Died: Ireland

Full name: Maewyn Succat

Nationality: Roman

Emmett L
Emmett L

@Leslie T "to ease the burden of the people Potato famine"? Over a millenium before potatos were even introduced to Europe? Impressive

Karen B
Karen B

St Patrick or St Pat or St Paddy or Paddy's Day. NEVER EVER Patty's day. Poor research and editing.

LA
LA

It is PADDY'S Day NOT Patty's Day. Very disappointed even Time Out gets this wrong.