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The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in NYC

Updated On 03/14/2017 at 04:15PM EST Updated On 03/14/2017 at 04:15PM EST

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Mar 16-18

Drink your way around town at the New York Shamrock Stroll If you’re looking to drink for three nights straight, $15 will get you a wristband and a map for drink discounts at bars across NYC (including the East Village, Murray Hill, Chelsea, Midtown, and more) from Thursday night to Saturday night.

Various locations

Drink your way around town at the New York Shamrock Stroll Various locations If you’re looking to drink for three nights straight, $15 will get you a wristband and a map for drink discounts at bars across NYC (including the East Village, Murray Hill, Chelsea, Midtown, and more) from Thursday night to Saturday night.

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Mar 17-19

Drink green beer at an indoor beer garden All weekend long you can get $6 green lager (along with plenty of other regular-hued $6 pints) at Loreley's enclosed beer garden. On Saturday, visit for a ceremonial keg tapping and take home a free Guinness glass engraved with your name.

Lower East Side

Drink green beer at an indoor beer garden Lower East Side All weekend long you can get $6 green lager (along with plenty of other regular-hued $6 pints) at Loreley's enclosed beer garden. On Saturday, visit for a ceremonial keg tapping and take home a free Guinness glass engraved with your name.

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Mar 17 Fri

Watch the annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Before you dive into the pub crawl revelry, or perhaps instead of that, head to Fifth Ave to observe the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which always promises plenty of Irish step dancing, live music, and free memorabilia to clutter your apartment with.

Midtown East

Watch the annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Midtown East Before you dive into the pub crawl revelry, or perhaps instead of that, head to Fifth Ave to observe the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which always promises plenty of Irish step dancing, live music, and free memorabilia to clutter your apartment with.

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Mar 17 Fri

Enjoy an open bar on the water during a St. Patrick’s Day Booze Cruise Lean into the cheesiness of the holiday and opt for a three-hour open bar and two-hour cruise through New York Harbor and past the Statue of Liberty. A live DJ will entertain the yacht and snacks like Irish nachos and corned beef and cabbage pinwheels will be passed around throughout the night. Tickets are $69.

Hudson River (Departs Midtown West)

Enjoy an open bar on the water during a St. Patrick’s Day Booze Cruise Hudson River (Departs Midtown West) Lean into the cheesiness of the holiday and opt for a three-hour open bar and two-hour cruise through New York Harbor and past the Statue of Liberty. A live DJ will entertain the yacht and snacks like Irish nachos and corned beef and cabbage pinwheels will be passed around throughout the night. Tickets are $69.

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Mar 17 Fri

Dance in green headphones at a Silent Disco If the bars have gotten too loud for you or you’re just ready to try something totally different, head to this St. Patrick’s day silent disco where your headphones will stream a dance soundtrack of your choice, curated by the three DJs at the event. Ten dollar advance ticket includes a shot.

Long Island City

Dance in green headphones at a Silent Disco Long Island City If the bars have gotten too loud for you or you’re just ready to try something totally different, head to this St. Patrick’s day silent disco where your headphones will stream a dance soundtrack of your choice, curated by the three DJs at the event. Ten dollar advance ticket includes a shot.

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Mar 17 Fri

Rally for human rights at Irish Stand If protesting has become your main form of socializing in 2017, look no further than this rally that will push for diversity, inclusivity, and human rights via spoken word, song, humor and more. Irish and non-Irish entertainers will include author Colum McCann, comedian Maeve Higgins, playwright Lisa-Tierney Keogh, and more. $15 ticket proceeds donated to ACLU.

Upper West Side

Rally for human rights at Irish Stand Upper West Side If protesting has become your main form of socializing in 2017, look no further than this rally that will push for diversity, inclusivity, and human rights via spoken word, song, humor and more. Irish and non-Irish entertainers will include author Colum McCann, comedian Maeve Higgins, playwright Lisa-Tierney Keogh, and more. $15 ticket proceeds donated to ACLU.

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Mar 17 Fri

Get your laugh on at Laugh of the Irish Skip the bar hopping and sit down for a night of comedy, featuring exclusively Irish and Irish-American comics (don’t worry, you don’t need to be Irish to find the jokes funny). Eight dollar cover.

Astoria

Get your laugh on at Laugh of the Irish Astoria Skip the bar hopping and sit down for a night of comedy, featuring exclusively Irish and Irish-American comics (don’t worry, you don’t need to be Irish to find the jokes funny). Eight dollar cover.

House of YES

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Mar 17 Fri

Get lucky (maybe) at House of Yes’ St. Patrick’s Day Party Irish dancers, bagpipes, redhead, an Irish kissing booth (whatever that means), and luscious leprechauns are all slated for this green, gold, and rainbow party, where dressing in those colors is mandatory. Be on the lookout for free drink tokens in the form of four-leaf clovers, and come early for corned beef and cabbage.

Bushwick

Get lucky (maybe) at House of Yes’ St. Patrick’s Day Party Bushwick Irish dancers, bagpipes, redhead, an Irish kissing booth (whatever that means), and luscious leprechauns are all slated for this green, gold, and rainbow party, where dressing in those colors is mandatory. Be on the lookout for free drink tokens in the form of four-leaf clovers, and come early for corned beef and cabbage.

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Mar 17 Fri

See a screening of Leprechaun in the Hood Hip-hop musicians, Ice-T as a record producer, and an evil leprechaun freed from a magical prison all unite in this midnight film screening of this not-so-classic St. Patrick’s Day film from the year 2000. Tickets are $12 and drinks are sold during the screening.

Williamsburg

See a screening of Leprechaun in the Hood Williamsburg Hip-hop musicians, Ice-T as a record producer, and an evil leprechaun freed from a magical prison all unite in this midnight film screening of this not-so-classic St. Patrick’s Day film from the year 2000. Tickets are $12 and drinks are sold during the screening.

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Mar 17 Fri

Eat an Irish feast at McCarren Hotel & Pool It’s not yet swimming weather, but dining near a pool is the next best thing to actually being in one. The McCarren Hotel’s pool-adjacent restaurant, Oleanders, will be serving holiday specials including corned beef & cabbage spring rolls, Irish Whiskey lamb stew, and fish & chips -- so you can soak up some booze before you start drinking again. And if you’re hungover on Saturday, the restaurant will also have a St. Patrick’s-themed brunch special, including an eggs Benedict made with Irish smoked salmon, and, of course, Irish coffee.

Williamsburg

Eat an Irish feast at McCarren Hotel & Pool Williamsburg It’s not yet swimming weather, but dining near a pool is the next best thing to actually being in one. The McCarren Hotel’s pool-adjacent restaurant, Oleanders, will be serving holiday specials including corned beef & cabbage spring rolls, Irish Whiskey lamb stew, and fish & chips -- so you can soak up some booze before you start drinking again. And if you’re hungover on Saturday, the restaurant will also have a St. Patrick’s-themed brunch special, including an eggs Benedict made with Irish smoked salmon, and, of course, Irish coffee.

Pressed Juicery

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Mar 18 Sat

Go for a healthier green juice at a Juice Crawl Put on your favorite athleisure outfit and get your hungover butt out of bed for this health-themed crawl that’s the antithesis of St. Patrick’s Day. The crawl kicks off with a Caribbean Reggae dance party followed by tastings at House of Juice, Juice Press, and Pressed Juicery. $35 tickets include a workout and juices.

SoHo

Go for a healthier green juice at a Juice Crawl SoHo Put on your favorite athleisure outfit and get your hungover butt out of bed for this health-themed crawl that’s the antithesis of St. Patrick’s Day. The crawl kicks off with a Caribbean Reggae dance party followed by tastings at House of Juice, Juice Press, and Pressed Juicery. $35 tickets include a workout and juices.

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Mar 18 Sat

Hit an Astoria bar crawl Astorians avoiding the city on St. Patrick’s Day weekend or Manhattanites eager for a change of pace can join the Queen of Astoria bar crawl for $15, which includes a T-shirt, drink specials at four bars, and Italian food (why not?).

Astoria

Hit an Astoria bar crawl Astoria Astorians avoiding the city on St. Patrick’s Day weekend or Manhattanites eager for a change of pace can join the Queen of Astoria bar crawl for $15, which includes a T-shirt, drink specials at four bars, and Italian food (why not?).

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