St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and it’s time to start preparing for the fun day that’s usually full of events. The holiday which lands on March 17th celebrates the culture and religion of the Irish and is often accompanied by lots of the color green, and crowded pubs and parades.
Many places around the city will help make the day a memorable time for anyone who wants to come out and celebrate, but sometimes these holiday events tend to cost us a lot of money. Luckily there are a lot of ways to enjoy St. Patrick’s that won’t rip up your wallet, because some bars and restaurants bless us with deals on food or drinks.
Here are some ways to have fun on St.Patricks day that will keep your wallet full of green.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
If you’re in New York on this day go down to the city and enjoy a sight of the St.Patricks day parade and can be viewed along 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Williamsburg Pub Crawl
Head down to Grand Street and join the crawl which will stop at 12 restaurants and bars from 4pm to 8pm. Starting at Redd’s Tavern where customers will get $3 shots, free pizza with a drink purchase at Dar525, you will also get a $7.50 Jameson and taco special at Los Tacos-Macondo.
‘Rock The Yacht’
Celebrate the holiday on a St.Patricks day themed cruise, which will feature views of the statue of liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and more. Starting at 6pm, you are welcome to take the happy hour cruise, which includes a DJ, bar snacks, and an open bar. Later on, at 9pm you can party on the “Rock The Yacht” celebration, and at 10pm for $20 you can live it up to silent disco. These cruises will depart from Pier 15 at South Street Seaport.
Tribute to U2 at Cafe Wha?
Cafe Wha? will be doing a tribute to Irish rockers U2, where performers Amadou Gaye and Bennett Miller will perform hits from their famous albums for only $15.
Enjoy the limited edition Shamrock shake on St.Patricks in any Mcdonalds, why not drink something that will match your outfit? And the best part is the Shamrock Shake is only $2.19 for a small!
Wear green to the Haven Rooftop party which includes shots such as “The Shamrocker,” “Special green shots” and Guinness. There will also be snacks such as calamari, fish tacos, and sliders.