NYC’s 10 Best Saint Patrick’s Day Events & Attractions
10. Craic Festival at Tribeca Cinemas. 54 Varick Street, TriBeCa. March 10th through the 14th. There are many events in Manhattan leading up to Saint Patrick’s Day and the New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The 12th Annual Craic Film Festival is one that highlights Irish celebrities like actors and actresses, Irish films, and Irish music. Movies followup with a Q&A session with the actors and after-party. Also featuring documentaries, live music, and film shorts. Tickets cost $25. See thecraicfest.com for more details. Related articles: NYC’s Best of Movies & Television
9. Stout NYC featuring Icewagon Flu & Scythian. Stout NYC, 133 West 33rd Street, Fashion District. Two stellar Celtic music performances are coming on March 17th, Saint Patrick’s Day at New York City’s largest Irish bar, Stout NYC. The band Scythian is comprised of members with Irish born parents and they play a Celtic blend mixed with American and gypsy music. Their eclectic sound appeals to young and old alike. Scythian performances are well known not only for their music but their athletic abilities on stage. Icewagon Flu plays with a unique style whether they perform more traditional or paddy punk Celtic music. See: NYC’s 10 Best Irish Pubs & Bars
8. Lansdowne Road St. Patrick’s Day Lip-Sing-a-Long. Landsdowne Road 599 10th Avenue, Hell’s Kitchen. The name of the famous road and rugbby stadium in Dublin, Lansdowne Road is a traditionally furnished Irish pub featuring a fine collection of beers, 14 on tap, as well as is an ice rail at the bar to keep your beer cold. Full service restaurant for those not on a strict liquid diet. The St. Patrick’s Day Lip-Sing-a-Long event will be led by “Scott the Leprechaun” and we assume is associated with fine beer swigging songs. The event starts at 8:00 pm. See: NYC’s Best Sports Bars
7. Finn’s Fury at The Blind Pig. 233 East 14th Street, Gramercy Park. If you do not to hear traditional Irish music, join the Celtic rock band, Finn’s Fury on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17th. They incorporate traditional irish sounds such as the fiddle, pipes, and flute with rock n roll, blues, and punk. The band has existed for over 10 years and have mastered their sound hard rock sound. Think of Irish rock music similar to the Dropkick Murphys featured on the soundtrack of the movie Departed. See www.finnsfury.com for more details on the band. See: New York City’s Best Shows & Concerts
6. St. Patrick’s Week, Mardi Gras Style at The Mean Fiddler. 266 West 47 Street, Theater District. This party bar celebrates St. Patrick’s Day for an entire week, starting Friday, March 12th. DJs every night of the week for the festivities and Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones will be at the Mean Fiddler March 18th, 9 pm to play some good ole traditional Irish music. If you want to go wild, go here.