Get Ready for 2018 St. Patrick’s Day in NYC!




The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 17th from 11am to 5pm. But the Celebration starts early ~ here are a few suggestions.

The 8th annual #GetLit at Irish Arts Center Book Day will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at various pop-up locations throughout the City.  Since 2011, Irish Arts Center staff and volunteers have distributed tens of thousand of free books to New Yorkers, with the pop-ups beginning at 9am, and lasting until the books run out!

lmage via Irish Arts Center

Locations for #GetLit2018 are as follows:

– 110th & Lexington

– 72nd & Broadway, outside 1 train station
– Grand Central, southeast corner of 42nd & Park
– Church of the Holy Cross, 329 West 42nd
– Dekalb & Flatbush, outside B/Q station

– Parkside Avenue Plaza, outside Q station
– Roosevelt & 61st, southeast corner

– Jackson Heights post office, 78-02 37th Avenue
The Bronx
– Fordham Road & Webster Avenue, northeast corner

Staten Island
– St. George Terminal

Get ready to start celebrating early, with the 3-day event,  St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl, hosted by Village Pourhouse, from March 16-18.

Looking for more Pubs? Here’s your New York Irish Pub Guide & Map!

Take a Tour and learn about Irish-American history on the one-hour Irish Outsiders Tour at Tenement Museum.

Attend a concert at the American Irish Historical Society on St. Patrick’s Thursday, March 15th.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, c. 1910

The main Event, the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, will take place on March 17th from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The Fifth Avenue Parade will march from 44th to 79th Streets. Can’t make it? You can catch it live on NBC beginning at 11am. Read about the 2018 Grand Marshall, Loretta Brennan Glucksman.

Looking for more fun?  How ’bout a St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt, or a Booze Cruise,  or Whiskey Wars Factory Tours at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center,

More related events at amNewYork

On St. Patrick’s Day ~ we’re all Irish. #GoGreen!

Seeing more than Green?  March 17th is also The Festival of Colors, an Indian festival celebrating the coming of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all.