Fashionistas, do me a favor. As hard as it may be, tuck the black uniform away for a day and dig the green out of your closet. St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and conveniently enough, is being celebrated during Spring Break.
St. Paddy’s Day annually falls on March 17th, commemorating the death of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s most celebrated patron Saint as well as the introduction of Christianity to Ireland. In folktales, he is celebrated as the man who drove all of the snakes out of Ireland: snakes symbolize the aged, dark, Pagan traditions of the era. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate St. Paddy's in NYC the right way.
To kick off your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, look no further than The Fitz. As the restaurant and lounge of the Fitzpatrick Manhattan, The Fitz serves a hearty brunch all day. It consists of eggs, rashers (Irish bacon), bangers (Irish sausage), grilled tomato, and black and white puddings, traditionally known as, cakes of congealed blood and pork.
Next, head to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade starts at 11 AM on 44th Street, marching up Fifth Avenue—past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street—all the way to 79th Street. It finishes around 4:30-5:00 pm at the American Irish Historical Society’s headquarters on East 80th Street.
Conveniently located minutes from the American Irish Historical Society, The Penrose Bar will be offering a variety of holiday food classics including corned beef sandwiches, fish and chips, and curried friends along side their usual menus.
Dreading the crowds and public transportation on St. Paddy's Day? Don’t fret. With Gett, NYC’s Black Car app, you can avoid paying surged fees and pay a flat rate of just $10 when you’re traveling anywhere in Manhattan below 110th Street.