Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in New York City and the Upper West Side

Already one of the most festive days of the year, St. Patrick’s Day in New York City takes the celebration to the next level. If you’re thinking about visiting Manhattan, plan your stay to include the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day, featuring plenty of events and things to do on the Upper West Side near our hotel, and beyond.

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The world’s biggest and most historic St. Patrick’s Day parade returns to the streets of New York City for its 256th year on Friday, March 17, 2017. The oldest celebration of its kind in the world, the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 11:00 am in Midtown Manhattan, marching up Fifth Avenue to the Upper East Side, just across Central Park and minutes from The Lucerne Hotel. Join in the revelry along with tens of thousands of spectators in this iconic gathering.

Irish Bars & Pub Crawls
The party starts early on St. Patrick’s Day, and often goes all night, across the Irish bars and restaurants in New York City. Pour yourself a pint at a casual Irish bar on the Upper West Side, join in on the raucous and unforgettable Luck of The Irish Pub Crawl, or enjoy home-style Irish comfort food and drink at a classic pub on the Upper West Side.

Kid-Friendly Events
St. Patrick’s Day in New York City isn’t just a fun time for adults. Kids can also join in on the celebration with special family-friendly activities on the Upper West Side, including the Children’s Museum of Manhattan located just minutes from our hotel, where your little shamrocks can create their very own “Lucky Leprechaun” hats while learning about Irish traditions and culture on March 17 & 18, 2017.

Looking for more things to do in Manhattan? Browse our NYC events calendar and plan your stay on the Upper West Side to include the city’s most thrilling happenings.