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Photograph: Brett CarlsenMarch 17, St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day in NYC Guide 2023

Learn the words to your favorite Irish drinking songs and gear up for a very St. Patrick’s Day in NYC this year

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

The luck of the Irish is with us this year—St. Patrick’s Day in NYC is shaping up to be quite a celebration this year with the return of the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Epic parties and events promising live music and Irish fare will be back, bringing Irish pride to the streets of Manhattan, passing venerable New York attractions, including the beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. There's no doubt NYC is one of the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, one report says it's the fourth-best city to be in on the holiday.

To get ready for the big day, read on for our coverage of the holiday. And don’t miss out on one of the best NYC events in March!

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When is St. Patrick’s Day in NYC?

This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday! Friday, March 17, 2023.

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 and finishes around 5pm at the American Irish Historical Society at East 80th Street.

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