Where to go on St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick's Day in NYC is always dotted with some interesting events (like this scavenger hunt), and luckily, the roster of goings-on is both deep and spread out over the entire week. So you can hit the parade, check out some of these cool happenings and really turn St. Paddy's Day into your own weeklong celebration. If think you can take the pace...

Altan at Symphony Space

Celtic institution Altan busts out the twin fiddle sound for the holiday.

Barleyjuice + Searson at Connolly's
Irish groups Barleyjuice and Searson roll into Connolly's, ready to deliver high-energy, Irish-themed performances.

James Shipp's Nos Novo at Irish Arts Center
Vibraphonist James Shipp mixes in Celtic reels with other-world sounds, complemented by guest appearances from his talented friends.

The Craic Festival with the Tossers + Demolition + The Mighty Stef + Hell Fire Club at Mercury Lounge

Punks celebrate St. Paddy's Day. Should be a total rager.

Kevin Crawford and Cillian Valelly at Gluckman Ireland House
A continuation of the popular Irish series carried out at NYU.

New York Pops: Celtic Music—A St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Mav and Ronan Tynan at Carnegie Hall
The New York Pops celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Irish vocalists Mav and Ronan Tynan and many, many guests at Carnegie Hall.

Joe Hurley's 11th Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue at Highline Ballroom

Joe Hurley presents his "Irish Rock-a-palooza" with an assembled cast of like-minded friends.

Ada Rovatti and the Green Factor at the Blue Note

Saxophonist Ada Rovatti shows off her versatility in this bebop-meets--St. Patrick's Day affair.

A St. Patrick's Day celebration with David O'Leary at Merkin Concert Hall
Irish tenor David O'Leary performs at Merkin Concert Hall with a traditional Irish pipe band and violinist Jane Hunt.

Frankie Gavin and the New DeDannan at Joe's Pub
Irish fiddler Frankie Gavin brings his collective to Joe's Pub.

Ashley Davis at Joe's Pub

Kansas-born Ashley Davis, pictured, sings Celtic songs in celebration of her new record, Down by the Sea, and the holiday.

Wednesday (St. Patrick's Day)
The Chieftains at the Town Hall

Irish innovators the Chieftains rock the Town Hall for this St. Patrick's spectacular.

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