Best St. Patrick’s Day events in NYC
Every year, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns NYC into a sea of hard-partying shamrocks, and with this year's bash going down on the Saturday, it means all bets are off. The parade marches along Fifth Avenue and passes by popular New York attractions such as St. Patrick's Cathedral. Read our guide to find out more!
The British first conquered New York City right in Brooklyn Heights, and centuries later the Irish American Parade Committee still commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn (as many of the committee members’ forefathers were involved in that war) and celebrates Irish-American contributions to New York City. At 12:45pm, the procession also honors the heroes and victims of 9/11.
Glugging down pints of Guinness shouldn't be reserved solely for St. Patrick's Day, but we understand the craving will be strong on March 16 and March 17. After the infamous parade, bask in the Celtic atmosphere at some of the city's best traditional Gaelic taverns. Our list of Irish pubs offer fail-proof combo of cocktails, some of the best beer in the city and plenty of Irish coffees inspired by the Emerald Isle. Toast to drinking like the Irish!