St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, and there are plenty of ways to channel the luck of the Irish in New York City leading up to March 17.
This year, the holiday falls on a Friday, which means more of a reason to get out and celebrate with a drink, authentic eats and more.
Here are some ways to channel the luck of the Irish in the city:
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Don your green and four-leaf clover accessories for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The famed attraction is also considered the largest and oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world, so grab your spot early. Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th streets, Manhattan, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free, nycstpatricksparade.org
Whiskey Wars Factory Tour
Live music at The Bitter End
Kegs & Eggs at SideBAR
‘Laugh of the Irish’
Sober St. Patrick’s Day NYC Party
‘St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl’
St. Patrick’s Day cruise
NYC traffic: Queens St. Patrick’s Day parades to close streets
But while Irish eyes may be smiling down on Queens this weekend, motorists will be cursing the traffic.
Scroll down for a full list of street closures impacting the borough on Saturday and Sunday.
Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Saturday, 1-5 p.m.:
Newport Avenue between Beach 130th and Beach 116th streets
Beach 129th Street between Newport Avenue and Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 130th and Beach 129th streets
Beach 116th Street between Newport Avenue and Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 116th and Beach 99th streets
Beach 102nd Street between Rockaway Freeway and Rockaway Beach Boulevard
St. Pat’s For All, Sunday, 1-3 p.m.:
Skillman Avenue between 43rd and 56th streets
43rd Street between Skillman and Barnett avenues
56th Street between Skillman and Woodside avenues
Woodside Avenue between 56th and 61st streets