Everything to Know About NYC’s St. Patty’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day is here, and the biggest celebration will be taking place right here in NYC! Luckily the day of celebration for Irish heritage falls on a Saturday this year, so everyone has the chance to fill the streets and enjoy NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Here is everything you need to know if you plan on stopping by.

Time: The parade takes place March 17th and will start at 11am and the festivities will continue until around 5pm. Starting at 44th street, the parade will make its way up to 79th along 5th Avenue.

Performers: The parade will feature The Grand Marshall and several bands and performers that will make their way along the route. This year’s Grand Marshall is Loretta Glucksman who will kick off the parade. Bands that are local from around NY state as well as bands from Ireland will be making their way down to NYC to perform during the parade.  The Mullaghduff Flute & Drum Band and the Killian Band are just two making the trip from Ireland for a special performance at the parade.

Directions: Streets will be closing early so make sure to arrive well before the start! You can make your way across Central Park if you are coming straight from The Sagamore and looking to catch the end of the parade. To watch the beginning, cross over to the east side and take the 4/5/6 downtown to 42nd Street.

Not able to catch the parade in person this year? You can watch from the comfort of your Sagamore apartment by tuning in to NBC!

 

Irish Pubs Around the Upper West Side

There are several spots here on the Upper West Side where you can tap into your Irish Spirit and stop by to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year! Here are a few suggestions of local spots close by to The Sagamore for our residents to check out.

 

McAleer’s Pub: Located on Amsterdam and 80th, this Irish pub is just a few minutes away for our Sagamore residents. They opened their doors 60 years ago when two cousins from Ireland decided they wanted a community place for family and friends to gather. They know great Irish food and great music. If you are looking to just stop by for some drinks grab a pint of Guinness or check out their food menu for some Irish dishes.

 

St. James Gate: Just steps away from The Sagamore on Amsterdam and 81st, St. James is another great spot to stop by this St. Patty’s Day or any time! Referring to themselves as a “classic Irish pub with a modern twist,” this pub is known for their authentic Irish cuisine. You’ll find Corned Beef and Cabbage, Guinness Stew, Celtic Irish Soup and more on their main menu.

 

The Dead Poet: This unique NYC Irish pub is right here on the Upper West Side! They aim to tap into the Irish heritage by serving authentic Irish food and of course Guinness. What makes this local spot stand out from the others, is the owner’s love of literature which has become a major theme of the bar. Guests can celebrate the work of Irish, American and other poets from all around the world while enjoying a house cocktail They are known for their creativity such as the Godot cocktail which mixes Guinness and Goose island the Dubliner mixing harp lager and Guinness. You can check out their full menu for all the creative drink specials and food.

 

McAleer’s Pub

425 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10024

 

St. James Gate

441 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10024

 

The Dead Poet

450 Amsterdam Ave 2

New York, NY 10024