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NEW YORK’S BEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVITIES, RANKED

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity to party with your friends and enjoy New York! The Big Apple and surrounding areas offer a variety of great events to consider adding to your St. Patrick’s Day agenda, like parades, bar crawls and more! Of course, Executive Ground Transportation of Long Island reminds you to drink responsibly and reserve safe, reliable transportation before the big day arrives. Depending on the size of your St. Patrick’s Day party, hiring a car service to handle your transportation throughout the day and night could mean safety and security, as well as being able to keep your group together. After you book your car service vehicle, all that’s left is selecting the St. Patrick’s Day events that are most appealing to you. Here are a few of our favorites.

1. NYC SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Friday, March 17, 2017 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fifth Avenue, from 44th Street to 79th Street The NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Parade is, in fact, one of our country’s oldest traditions: it’s been held annually since 1762. Approximately 150,000 people march in the parade, including bagpipers and high school marching bands. This year’s Grand Marshal is Michael Dowling, a native of Limerick, Ireland. Come be one of 2 million who celebrate this historic New York City event.

2. OFFICIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PUB CRAWL

Thursday, March 16 - Saturday, March 18, 2017 Manhattan For just $15, you can purchase a 3-day all access pass that puts you in the middle of the Official New York City St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. You’ll be roaming all over Manhattan, from the East Village, to Chelsea, to Murray Hill and Midtown West. This just might be the greatest pub crawl in the history of pub crawls.

3. MONTAUK FRIENDS OF ERIN ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Sunday, March 26, 2017 11:30 a.m. Montauk, NY If you live on Long Island, you might be interested in attending the 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Expect traditional Irish music, dance and clam chowder. This is Montauk, after all. Starting at 10 a.m. on the green, you’ll be able to enjoy a hot cup of clam chowder served in a commemorative St. Patrick’s Day parade mug.

4. CUTCHOGUE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Saturday, March 11, 2017 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Cutchogue, NY The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department will host the 13th annual Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11. The parade will start at 2 p.m. and march from the traffic light at Cox Lane, down Route 25 and into Cutchogue Village.

5. PATCHOGUE VILLAGE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Sunday, March 19, 2017 12 p.m. Patchogue, NY If you’re feeling ambitious, this St. Patrick’s Day celebration kicks off wat 11:55 a.m. with the “May the Road Ride to Meet Ye” 5K run/walk. The parade, which starts at noon, runs through Patchogue and will showcase bagpipers, floats, dancers, fire trucks and more. If you’re near Patchogue and want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this free event is perfect for you! There are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New York this year. From pub crawls to vibrant parades, we hope you find the event that best suits your interests and schedule. And don’t forget to find safe transportation for the ride home!