St. Patrick’s Day & Purim in NYC

All are welcome to celebrate with the Jews and the Irish, both essential New Yorkers. Put on green for Irish music and more and put on costumes for carnivals. Watch out for sneaky Leprechauns using your toilet (an easy trick with green food coloring or washable marker).
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ST. PATRICK’s DAY

9th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day

Verdi Square
Broadway & 72nd Street

FREE
Friday, March 15 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Get a free book by Irish, Irish American and Asian American authors sat one of Irish Arts Centers dozen Book Day pop-up stations across all five boroughs, where there will be fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, poetry, and books in translation to choose from.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Fifth Avenue
44th Street to 79th Street

FREE
Saturday, March 16 11:00 am–5:00 pm

Get out your green finery and watch this festive procession of bagpipers, bands, and more. The parade starts at 44th Street & Fifth Avenue at 11 am and gets to 79th Street about an hour later. Avoid the midtown crowds by watching anywhere on Fifth Avenue north of 66th Street. Around 4:30pm at 79th Street (the end of the parade route), get a close-up view of the disbanding marchers.

Leprechaun Storytimes

Barnes & Noble 82nd & Broadway
2289 Broadway

FREE
Saturday, March 16 11:00 am–3:00 pm

At 11 am, learn how to create the perfect trap for leprechauns at How to Catch a Leprechaun storytime. At 2 pm, get your official leprechaun name, become a master limerick writer, learn how to leprechaun-proof your home, and take home fun giveaways at a Leprechauns and Limericks Event celebrating the release of Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles. Get a coupon from the Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

Also at Union Square, Tribeca, Upper East Side, Midtown East & Fifth Avenue Barnes & Nobles.

St. Patrick’s Weekend Irish New York Walking Tour

St. Paul’s Chapel
Broadway between Fulton & Vesey Streets

$25, $20/Seniors, $15/Students
Saturday, March 16–Sunday, March 17 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Explore the former “Little Ireland” district of the Lower East Side, between City Hall and Houston Street. Discuss the challenges, victories, and legacy of the neighborhood that had more Irish residents than Dublin. Stops could include: the founding site of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Al Smith’s home, the Five Points, the first Catholic church in the city, and sites associated with Tammany Hall, Thomas Addis Emmet, and many others.

Sober St. Patrick's Day NYC 2019 Party

St. Patrick’s Youth Center
268 Mulberry Street

$25, $20/students & seniors, $10/ages 10 & under
Saturday, March 16 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Reclaiming the true spirit of the day with a family-friendly celebration of Irish culture featuring world-class musicians, singers, and dancers. Program includes performances by John Whelan, 7 time All-Ireland Champion Button Accordian Player, Brian Conway, 5 time All-Ireland Champion Fiddle Player, The Donny Golden School of Irish Dance – NYC’s best Irish step dancers, and other surprise guests to be announced! Includes snacks, baked goods, coffee, tea, soft drinks; other food available for purchase.

FunikiJam's SHENANIGANS

Actor’s Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street

$37.50
Sunday, March 17 11:00 am–12:00 pm

When the Agents of Jam embark on a special mission to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, they discover a lively mix of songs & stories that put a fun spin on leprechauns, banshees, rainbows, and lucky pots of gold. Laugh, clap, and play along with FunikiJam’s cast of international artists as they dance and sing with the Shamrock Beat.

Merchant’s House Museum St. Patrick’s Day: A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy

Merchant’s House Museum
29 East 4th Street

$15, $10/students & seniors, free/ages 11 & under
Sunday, March 17 12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Experience the Merchant’s House through the eyes of the Irish immigrants who worked as domestic servants for the Tredwell family. You’ll climb the narrow staircase to the fourth-floor servants’ quarters and see where the Tredwells’ four Irish servants lived and did some of their work, as well as meet Tredwell servant Bridget Murphy, who will play traditional Irish airs on the harp and entertain guests with her singing. She’ll also tell you the many reasons why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant’s House without her.

Other times: 2pm, 3:30pm

Brooklyn St. Patrick's Parade

Prospect Park Bandshell
62 West Drive

FREE
Sunday, March 17 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

The Brooklyn Irish American Parade Committee honors the patron of Ireland, St. Patrick, remembers the Battle of Brooklyn and pays tribute to the Irish for their many significant and historic contributions to our Borough, City, State and Nation. Bands & marching units parade from 15th Street & Prospect Park West down 15th Street to 7th Avenue and Garfield Place.

Rubin Family Sundays: Handmade Hues

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17 Street

FREE
Sunday, March 17 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and love, signifying the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. Construct your own handmade paper using the bright and vibrant hues of Holi and join engaging family tours.

St. Patrick's Day at Kidville UWS

Kidville Upper West Side
205 W 88th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam

$20-$25
Sunday, March 17 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Celebrate with a bouncy castle, gym time, art projects, food and a super swanky St. Patrick’s Themed Photo Wall.

PURIM

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Green
Get ready for St. Patty’s with this intricate and satisfying homage to the color green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise as simple text and lush illustrations explore the varying shades of forests, limes, fireflies and more.

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