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4 Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Events in New York

Posted on: March 6th, 2018

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Besides Ireland, few places are as perfect as New York for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The Big Apple will be hosting numerous events and parades on the Celtic holiday and our New York Airport Transportation Service knows just where to go. Here is everything you need to know about St. Patrick’s Day festivities in New York.

Consider using our Long Island Limousine Service for your transportation needs this St. Paddy’s Day and enjoy truly comfortable and luxurious transitions from event to event. You and your loved ones can celebrate the Irish holiday in style and comfort. Islip Limo specializes in delivering the highest quality ground transportation so count on us to make this celebration even more memorable.

The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled for the 17th of March and it happens to be the oldest of its kind outside of Ireland; the very first was held in 1762. So if you think about it, taking part in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade means joining the list generations that have taken part in this very festival over the centuries; it’s amazing. The parade will kick off on 44th Street at 11 am and move onto Fifth Avenue, all the way to 79th Street, coming to end at around 5 pm. But the fun doesn’t have to end there, there are a lot of St. Paddy-themed activities you can take part in after the parade.

St. Patrick’s Beer Mug-Making Shop

That would be the Brooklyn Glass in Gowanus. This event has been set to run from Sunday, 11th March all the way to 17th March, giving you plenty of time to head down there and customize a beer mug for your St. Patty’s Day celebrations. At the workshop, you will get to make your own emerald-green mug. The instructors will guide you through the process of molding molten glass into a sturdy mug and then they will give you the opportunity to customize one for yourself. Could you possibly think of a better souvenir to commemorate this year’s St. Patrick’s Day?

Learn Irish-American History

If you are as interested in History as we are, you should head over to the Lower Eastside Tenement Museum for a dose of Irish culture. Make your reservations for the ‘Irish Outsiders’ tour for just $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Here you will learn about the situation on the ground in 1869 New York when Irish immigrants faced prejudice while trying to celebrate their Irish identity. You will get to take part in the celebration as Irish families used to, decorate a home, and join the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade to give you a real feel of what Irish life was like.

Whiskey Wars Factory Tour

The Whiskey Wars took place when Marines based at the Brooklyn Navy Yard cracked down on bootleg whiskey in 19th-century New York City. The tour and whiskey tasting will take place at the Kings County Distillery on the very same Navy Yard; ironical, isn’t it? You will get to learn about New York’s moonshine past and the resurgence of the alcohol industry after the end of the prohibition.

This St. Patrick’s Day sit back, relax, enjoy the time spent with your loved ones and don’t worry about driving. Leave the driving to the experts at Islip Limo. Contact us today and book your ride!

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