Long Island St. Patrick's Day Celebrations


St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, March 17th, and millions of people, dressed in traditional green, will celebrate the day with parades, festivities and good cheer.

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Long Island St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday, March 17th, and millions of people, dressed in traditional green, will celebrate the day with parades, festivities and good cheer. The holiday was originally observed in honor of St. Patrick, a Catholic bishop who advanced the cause of Christianity throughout Ireland at great personal cost and who died on March 17, 461. According to a 2011 National Geographic article, the holiday as we know it has become a way to honor the saint and to confirm Irish ethnic identity, creating bonds of solidarity. St. Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and in Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, among others, making it, perhaps, the most widely celebrated saint's day in the world.

So, don your green and get ready to enjoy some of the fun (and unusual) ways Long Islanders will be celebrating the holiday!

The 16th Annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade
Corner of Long Beach Road and Maple Avenue

Rockville Centre, New York
Saturday, March 24, 2012
12 noon

Come out and enjoy one of the biggest St. Patrick’s celebrations on the Island! The Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade Committee is dedicated to promoting Irish heritage and culture and family and patriotic values; promoting and financially supporting three charities (National, Irish and Rockville Centre) and contributing to the welfare of the residents and businesses of Rockville Centre.” For More Information Contact Suzanne Sullivan (516) 297-6033 or Kelly Collins (516) 764-8729.

Rockville Centre's St. Patrick's Parade
265 Sunrise Highway ~ Suite 1-350
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration/Karaoke Night at Pub 1910
Glen Cove Mansion
200 Dosoris Lane
Glen Cove, New York
Saturday, March 17, 2012
7 pm – 11 pm

Enjoy a traditional Irish meal at Pub 1910, located in the original Pratt family billiard rooms and servants quarters on the third floor of the Glen Cove Mansion. Enjoy delicious ethnic cuisine like Guinness braised short ribs, corned beef and cabbage or shepherd's pie, bangers & mash, or grilled salmon with Jameson Irish whiskey sauce amid breathtaking views of Long Island Sound and the mansion’s beautiful grounds.
For more information or to make reservations, call (516) 674-2990 or visit their website.

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Class
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall
449 Stewart Avenue
Plainview, New York
Saturday, March 17, 2012
11:30 am – 12:45 pm

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a class where you and your kids can learn to make “Icing Grass” and “Candy Rainbows”.  Enjoy some family fun time! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Admission:  All ages $30 + tax/2nd child discount.
Call to make a reservation.

Celtic Fun with Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band
Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Avenue
Garden City, New York
Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18, 2012-03-07
2 pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an exploration of traditional Irish music with Darlene Graham and The Shades of Green band. Graham has brought her child-friendly music program “Stomp It” to the Long Island Children’s Museum many times. Now she is back to celebrate Irish culture. Come prepared to sing along and to have fun!

Ages 3 and up: $4 with museum admission/$3LICM members/$8 theater only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. General museum admission: $11 adults and children over 1 year old/$10 seniors.

St. Patrick’s Extravaganza
160 Adams Avenue
Hauppauge, New York
March 16, 2012
9:30 pm – 4:00 am

Perennial Records Entertainment is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party at Barringtons. Enjoy specials all night long! $3 Coors Light and Bud Light Music by DJ Slice. Must be over 21. Admission $10.

St. Patrick’s Day Party
The Nutty Irishman
323 Main Street

Farmingdale, New York
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Open at 12 noon

The Nutty Irishman will be offering a "liquid lunch" during happy hour, which will run from 12- 8 p.m. The establishment will be serving traditional Irish food specials all day as well as green beer. After 5 p.m. there is an admission charge of $5, after 8 p.m. the admission charge is $15. The band, The Green Machine, will start playing at 10:30 p.m. Only those 21-years of age and older will be admitted.

Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub
St. Patrick’s Day Party
15 East Main Street
Smithtown, New York
Open at 10 am

Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub is Long Island’s St. Patrick’s Day headquarters with traditional Irish Fare:  corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, Irish chicken and Irish salmon. Enjoy bag pipers, Irish step dancers and the Irish band, King Keltic, all performing live!

Corned Beef & Chaos 2012
Mulcahy’s of Wantagh
3232 Railroad Avenue
Wantagh, New York

Saturday, March 17, 2012
12 noon – 5 pm

The 12th Annual Corned Beef & Chaos 2012 at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh will be hosted by Roger & JP “The WBAB Long Island Rock’n’Roll Morning Show”—BROADCASTING LIVE!!!

  • $1.02 Beer (noon-5pm)
  • Free Corned Beef & Cabbage buffet (noon-2pm)
  • Free “Corned Beef & Chaos” T-Shirts and “Roger & JP” Pint Glasses (while supplies last)
  • Games, Prizes, Rock’n’Roll, Special Guests and more!
  • Free Admission — RSVP on Facebook
  • Be one of the first 250 people through the door starting at noon and score a free “Double Your Luck” Instant Game from the New York Lottery.


St. Patrick’s Day Goes to the Dogs
Fido Fitness Club

910 Railroad Avenue
Woodmere, New York
Sunday, March 18, 2012
12 noon – 5 pm

LIDog.org is inviting dog owners to bring their well-behaved dogs to Fido Fitness Club for an afternoon of fun, games and socializing. The event includes a St. Patrick’s Day Doggy Parade, a 50/50 raffle, a talent show and games. Dog owners are requested to participate in the events. DJ music, snacks and refreshments will be on hand. A number of local businesses will be donating generous prizes for the raffles. All proceeds will go to LIDog.org, a non-profit organization. Admission $20.

St. Patrick’s Day Vines and Canines Educational Vineyard Walk
Martha Clara Vineyards
6025 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, New York
Saturday, March 17, 2012
11 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t forget to wear green, and bring your dog for a walk through the Martha Clara Vineyards with winemaker Juan Micieli-Martinez and his dog, Satchmo! A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item along with gently-used pet supplies will be accepted. Admission: Free.

The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Starting at 44th Street
Saturday, March 17, 2012
11 am – 5 pm

On the streets of New York since 1762, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the oldest and largest worldwide! The parade starts at 11 am at 44th Street and marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street, past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street to 86th Street.