Want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Brooklyn? We'll you're in luck because Brooklyn is home to three St. Patrick's Day parades and a host of other activities, as well as traditional Irish bars. Here's the skinny on when and where the three St. Patrick's Parades in Brooklyn are in 2017. Planning to see the big Manhattan St. Patrick's Day Parade? Don't worry, these won't coincide with that parade, which takes place on Friday March 17th.
Enjoy a day watching one of these local parades. Expect bagpipes, kilts, tons of green, and lots of good cheer.
HERE'S THE 2017 ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE CALENDAR FOR BROOKLYN:
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1pm:Park Slope St. Patrick's Day Parade
Park Slope's St. Patrick's Day Parade "steps-off," or begins, at 1 PM.
It runs from Prospect Park West and 15th Street, then down 15th Street to 7th Avenue to Garflield Place, then to Prospect Park West back to the starting point.
For those inclined to make a full morning of it:
9 AM: There's a pre-Parade Mass at Holy Name Church at 245 Prospect Park West (between Windsor Pl & Prospect Ave).
Noon: the parade assembles at Prospect Park West between 9th and 15th St. Then, the parade begins to move.
12:45 PM “Re-Dedication Ceremony” to the Heroes & Victims of 9/11 from the World Trade Center Attacks and reviewing stand at Bartel Pritchard Circle/PPW/14th Street .
Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 1 p.m. Bay Ridge Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Note that the Parade now runs down Third Avenue, not Fifth Avenue.
The Parade will form at Saint Patrick’s Church at the corner of 95th Street and Fifth Avenue, then head to Marine Ave., at 11:00 AM, and will begin at 1:00 PM. Marchers will travel north bound on 3rd Avenue from Marine Ave.
to 94th St., then proceed onto 5th Ave. traveling north bound to 67th Street.
For those inclined to make a full morning of it, Mass starts at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick’s RC Church on 4th Avenue and 96th Street.
After the parade, don't forget to stop by Leskes Bakery for some of the best Irish Soda bread in New York City.
Saturday March 18, 2017 at 1 PM, Gerritsen Beach
On Saturday March 18th, in this once storm-rocked little neighborhood of Gerritsen Beach (it was devastated by Superstorm Sandy) there will be a 1 PM parade. The 8th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will assemble at the VFW Post #107 at Gerritsen Ave. & Whitney Ave. If you're curious to see what the parade looks like, you can get a glimpse here.
Other Festive St. Patrick's Day activities
If watching a St. Patrick's Parade puts you in the mood for more holiday celebrations, consider going to one of these events or beloved bars.
- Get tickets for Wasabassco's St. Patrick's Day for Sinners: 7th Annual All-Redhead Show at Littlefield in the Gowanus section of Park Slope. The evening of music and magic takes place on Friday March 17th at 8pm.
- Or head to Hartley's an Irish bar in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill and have a Guinness and Irish comfort food. Haven't had your fill of celebrating over the weekend? On Mondays, Hartley's hosts traditional live Irish music at 8:30pm.
- The best way to start your St. Patrick's Day weekend is with a full Irish breakfast at McMahon's Public House in Park Slope, located near Barclays Center. A great reason to visit Barclays Center on St. Patrick's Day is to watch the Nets battle the Boston Celtics. The game starts 7:30pm.
Edited by Alison Lowenstein