St. Patrick's Day in the City

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By Syd Baran, Head of Community

If you’ve ever wondered what NYC would look like if it transformed itself into a modern-day Emerald city? Get ready because on March 17th,  Manhattan will be turning GREEN in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

In the simplest of terms it marks the death of Saint Patrick; Ireland’s most celebrated patron saint. The  Saint Patrick’s festivities commemorate Saint Patrick but also created the impetus for the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. So, whether you’re are new to the city or have been in the big apple for years; the Roomors Community Team wants you to find out  how to best celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with these ideas.

By far, the most popular event is none other than the NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade. The first official St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC was held in 1766 by Irish military men serving in the American colonies. The parade begins on 44th street  running up 5th avenue at 11 am. With prohibiting floats, autos, or exhibits, and there are more than 150,000 performers every year.

Some other events not to miss this week include:

If you came to NYC to live your Broadway Dream

Monday March 12: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Broadway Style 1604 Broadway, New York, NY Midtown West

Check the Opry City Stage to see members of musicals from Waitress, ONCE and Carousel sing their heart out to raise money for VH!’s Save the Music Foundation. The event is free of charge but we highly recommend that you give them a ring to save you and your roommate a spot ahead of time  212-388-5565

If you’re reminiscing about your year abroad in Berlin

March 15-18  Lorely Beer Garden 7 Rivington St, New York, NY Lower East side

Check out this heated outdoor beer garden for an entire weekend of celebrations. Thursday night: Ceremonial green beer tapping. Saint Patrick’S Day Eve includes a happy hour from 6-8pm. $7 Guinness, green lager, Jameson and Jager , followed by a free Guinness glassware engraving.

If you wish to explore NYC’s bars

March 16-18 Various Locations ( Drink Your Way Around NYC During a PUB CRAWL

If you enjoy day drinking then this is the event for you. Join the annual pub crawl which gets you access to drink specials at over fifty locations around the city.  $20 for a three day all access pass

If you are curious what a 150 year old pub looks like in NYC

March 17: Drink a Pint at McSoley’s Old Ale House 15 E 7th St, East Village

The only options at this renown pub is “light” or “dark” beer

If you’re more of a whiskey drinker

March 17th: Whiskey Factory Tour, Brooklyn Navy Yard 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY

In honor of the 19th century “whiskey wars”, when Marines from the Brooklyn Navy Yard prohibited illegal whiskey distilling, Kings County Distillery will open its doors for a special 90 minute Saint Patricks Day tour. It will give you the opportunity to look at distilling and taste numerous whiskeys.  The tour begins at 4:30pm, and tickers are available for $20 at the following address:

If you’re a foodie

March 17: Eat corned beef and cabbage at Molly’s Pub and Shebeen 287 3rd Ave, New York, NY Gramercy

Need something to soak up all the booze from the week? Skip the pizza this one time and head to this classic Irish joint for a traditional Irish meal consisting of corned beef and cabbage.


If you’re a romantic

March 17: Do green shots on the Haven Rooftop 132 W 47th St, New York, NY Midtown West

Get glammed up and enter the magical Haven Rooftop where they will be serving Jameson shots, Car Bombs and a $5 special green shot and Guinness

Starts at 12pm


If you came into this world to DANCE, DANCE, DANCE

March 17th : Emerald Kingdom w/ Eli Escobar vs. Eli Soul Clap House of Yes 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Imagine a world of saints, Kings and Queens in Castles built by legends put on your gold and emerald royal cloths and head to House of Yes. Don’t forget to adorn yourself with treasures and crystals of all kinds. Expect libations and potions galors; a world of fairies and fortunes, dragons and princess jousting and much more…

21+ Free before 11pm with RSVP only on Eventbrite; 10pm to 4pm

If DIY is your life

March 17th: Make your own St. Patty’s Beer Mug at Brooklyn Glass 142 13th St, Brooklyn, NY Gowanus

Prefer to explore the vessel through which people enjoy St. Patrick’s? Then get creative and make your own beer mug at this glass working class. 

Starts at 11am-Tickets:


Above all, we hope you will take this opportunity to reach out to your Roomors community and share your experience with us. Don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts! Happy St. Patties!