St. Patrick’s Day New York

St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

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st patrick’s day nyc

It may be hard to believe, but St. Patrick’s Day is just two months away. We’re two months from the bagpipers walking up 5th avenue, two months from seeing green on every street corner, and just two months from Irishmen across the city enjoying pints of Guinness at their local pub. What a wonderful time of year.

The highlight of St. Patrick’s Day in New York City is the parade, and the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day parade is sure to thrill all. The best part is, the route is the same as last year and the year before that. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin on 44th Street and 5th Avenue in Midtown and travel straight uptown past St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to 86th street. That’s it. No twists or turns, just the simplest parade route of any NYC holiday.

2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade Route, nyc

2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route
via googlemaps.com

Check back to our blog regularly over the next two months as we will cover all of your St. Patrick’s day needs in NYC including:

  • Best transportation into and out of NYC on St. Patrick’s Day
  • Best St. Patrick’s Day activities for families in NYC
  • Best Irish pubs for St. Patrick’s Day in NYC
  • Best place to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC
  • Much more!

Because everyone’s Irish on March 17th.

Photo credit: Flickr / specialoperations

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Things to do in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge this St. Patrick's Day

Are you coming to New York City this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? If so, you don’t want miss out on some awesome experiences that this City has. Yeah, you know about the parade, but what else are you planning? Here, we’ve compiled a list of a few of the best things to do during St. Patrick’s Weekend so you won’t miss a thing:

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Go to a service or just visit for the architecture.  One of the most beautiful Catholic Churches in the world, St. Patrick’s Cathedral has plenty to offer.

McSorley’s Old Ale House

McSorley’s in the East Village boasts being New York’s oldest continually operating saloon. A classic pub, there is no place better to grab that Pint of Guinness that you’ve been craving

Brooklyn Bridge

Take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, the landmark built by many Irish American immigrants.

Top of the Rock

Have you ever wondered what NYC is like on St. Patrick’s Weekend?  Well go to the Top of the Rock and you can see the whole thing! With arguably the best view in Manhattan, it’s tough to find a reason not to go!

Irish Arts Center

On Sunday, March 18th, the Irish Arts Center will be holding a free celebration.  From 12-5 p.m., all are invited to enjoy music, dance, culture and many performances.

2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Of course we cannot leave this out.  You have to go to the parade, even if just for a short while.  It’s one of New York’s greatest traditions, so don’t miss out.