St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and it’s a big deal for New Yorkers. On March 17th watch as the city transforms itself into a wonder of shamrocks, emerald green and all things Irish. There are so many different things to do in the city that you’re sure to be travelling here, there and everywhere, so ensure you stay safe while enjoying all the fun by hiring a limo service in NYC to take you where you want to go in style.

So, what’s going on in NYC this St. Patrick’s Day, and what are the best places to go to celebrate The Luck of the Irish? Read on to find out.

Watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

You can’t take a visit to New York on March 17th and not visit the incredible St. Patrick’s Day Parade taking place in the city. The parade is a wonderful mix of marching bands and Irish dancers and is not to be missed! It begins at 11am on 44th Street, moving along Fifth Avenue and past St Patrick’s Cathedral to 79th Street. It finishes at 5pm.

Go on a Bar Crawl

You can’t celebrate St Patrick’s Day without a drink in hand, so why not set out on a bar crawl around New York City? There are a plethora of different Irish pubs across the city that are guaranteed to be decked out for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Many of the pubs are along the parade route, so you can view the parade while enjoying a delicious pint of Guinness.

Trinity Pub, Biddy’s Pub, Doc Watson’s and Ryan’s Daughter are all bars along the parade route. Or if you want to venture across Manhattan there is McSorley’s Old Ale House (New York’s oldest continuously-operated saloon), Swift Hibernian Lounge, Molly’s Shebeen Pub and Paddy Maguire’s Ale House. These all Irish pubs that are sure to have a classic atmosphere during St. Patrick’s Day.

Of course, making sure you get around the city safely is of paramount importance, so it’s definitely worth hiring a limo service in NYC for your bar crawl. A luxury limousine service means that you can enjoy a pampered journey to and from your chosen destinations.

Learn about Irish Culture

If you want to spend a portion of your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations learning about Irish history and culture, there are loads of places across NYC that will help you do just that. There’s the Merchant’s House Museum, where you can learn all about the Irish immigrants who worked there in the mid-19th century, the Tenement Museum, which runs an ‘Irish Outsiders’ tour, and also the Irish Hunger Memorial, where you can learn about Ireland’s potato famine.

The Irish Arts Center is also well worth a visit. They have a free open day on Sunday, March 11, starting from 12pm and giving visitors a chance to experience authentic Irish music and dance performances, as well as classes, crafts, face painting and more.

Take Part in a Workshop or Class

There are many fun workshops and classes to take part in over St. Patrick’s Day, including a St. Patty’s Beer Mug-Making Workshop, which is taking place from March 11-March 17. Create your very own emerald green pint glass in this glass-blowing workshop, so you have the perfect glass to use on all those bar crawls! Speaking of bar crawls, you can also head along to a Stout and Whiskey Tasting Class at Bedford Cheese Shop on March 14. You will get two beers and two spirits, paired with a delicious corresponding cheese. A great way to kick of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

Embark on a Tour

There are several tours taking place across New York during St. Patrick’s Day, which give you a chance to explore the city while learning about Irish culture and history. The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen: From the Gophers to the Westies will take place at 6pm on St. Patrick’s Day and will give participants a glimpse at organized crime history and the Irish gangs of New York. The Merchant’s House Museum is also running a ‘Spirit of the Irish’ candlelight ghost tour on March 16th at 6.30 and 7pm, if you’re in the city the day before St. Patrick’s Day kicks off.

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