Bust out your finest green T-shirts: It’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2017—NYC-style. One of the biggest NYC events in March is the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which marches along Fifth Avenue, and passes by venerable New York attractions, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and one of the best NYC parks, 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 Friday, March 17, 2017.
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 5:00pm at the American Irish Historical Society at East 80th Street.