Six Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Spend St. Patrick's Day in Brooklyn

Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day in Brooklyn. The borough is home to two St. Patrick’s Day parades and a wide range of ways to spend St. Patrick’s Day. From a St. Patrick’s Day themed comedy night at a popular club to a screening of Leprechaun at a movie theater that serves full meals and cocktails, Brooklyn is fantastic place to spend this holiday. This year St. Patrick’s Day is on a Thursday if you decide to make a long weekend out of your holiday celebrations, check out this itinerary complete with hotel recommendations. Now go out and enjoy this festive day! 

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    Watch a St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade
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    On Sunday March 20th you’ll have your choice of attending one of the two St. Patrick’s Day parades in Brooklyn. At 1pm, watch the 41st Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day Parade from Bartel Pritchard Circle in Park Slope. The parade goes down 15th Street toward 7th Avenue to Garfield Place. If you’re in Bay Ridge, be sure to go to the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which runs through Bay Ridge, the reviewing stand is in 77th and 3rd Avenue, where kids can also get free shamrocks painted on their face. Both parades are local community events and are a great way to celebrate the holiday like a local.

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    See Leprechaun at Sydicated

    It's only three bucks to see Leprechaun, the 1993 classic starring Jennifer Aniston, at Syndicated, with showings at 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30pm. This Bushwick movie theater also serves meals and cocktails. Soak up the booze with some green food like marinated kale. 

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    Laugh at a Comedy Show at the Bell House

    Enjoy a night of laughter as Reductress presents The St. Patrick's Day Wellness Retreat at the Bell House in the Gowanus. The shows starts at 8pm, and is hosted by Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central), Michelle Wolf (Late Night With Seth Myers) and Julio Torres (Comedy Central).

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    Have Bangers & Mash at Rocky Sullivans

    Although you'll have to wait until the weekend to score an Irish Breakfast at Rocky Sullivans, you can definitely spend St. Patty's Day dining on Bangers & Mash and Beef & Guinness Stew at this beloved Irish pub in Red Hook. On Thursdays, Rocky Sullivan's hosts a pub quiz at 8pm. It doesn't have to be St. Patrick's day to celebrate here, the pub has literary reading series, music, and other fun events.

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    Go to the Griff and Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Drunktacular

    Drink and laugh as you watch Griff and Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Drunktacular at Union Hall in Park Slope. These roommates host an evening of comedy with many special guests. 

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    DIY Pub Crawl Through Brooklyn

    Just want a low key St. Patty's day that doesn't involve buying tickets to a comedy club or trying to get a traditional Irish dinner, consider making a DIY St. Patrick's Day pub crawl. If this sounds like fun, you might want to include these watering holes on your list--Irish Haven, McMahon’s Public Ale House, and Shayz Lounge.