Written by on 6.03.17

Manhattan is festive on any day of the year, but never more so than when residents break out their green clothing and green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a holiday that’s packed with quintessentially New York traditions, and the tips below should help you make the most of them. Your Irish eyes will be smiling all day long. Made even better when you live in the center of all the action.

The Parade

Of course, in New York City, the main St. Paddy’s Day event is the parade. If you’ll be attending, it’s wise to make a plan ahead of time.

The grand procession begins at 11 a.m. Its starting point is at 44th Street and 5th Avenue, and it goes all the way to 79th Street. Naturally, it passes by St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

There are stands on 62nd Street for watching the parade, but you must obtain tickets beforehand. For security reasons, you can’t wear hats or beads there. Alternatively, you could stake out a position that’s within 12 blocks of the end point. Those streets tend to be less crowded.

Eating, Drinking and Being Merry

The parade is far from the only exciting New York event on March 17. You might opt for the St. Patrick’s Weekend Irish New York tour. This guided adventure will take you through the Lower East Side, once the home of Little Ireland. And, at Times Square, you can catch Irish bands throughout the day.

Perhaps you feel that no St. Paddy’s Day is complete without stopping in at an Irish bar. If so, you might check out Ryan’s Daughter on the Upper East Side, the Long Hall Pub & Grocery in Midtown East or Mr. Dennehy’s in Greenwich Village, three of the most beloved Irish establishments in Manhattan.

One of the truly great things about renting apartments in NYC ― such as those at The WellesleyCarlton Towers and Regency Towers ― is being able to celebrate cultural holidays throughout the year. St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect example. There’s nothing like being immersed in the diverse, energetic throngs and being surrounded by some of the world’s finest pubs. With that in mind, let’s raise a pint to the city.

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