It’s Time We Start to See Green

It’s that time of the year again, when everything starts to turn green!  Springtime! We’re in the middle of a winter snow storm, but we’re all looking forward to spring, and the “green” we’re referring to is St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s day, when we celebrate the contributions of the Irish people including their rich culture of Irish music, Irish dancers and bagpipes.  Celebrate their indomitable courage and spirit, including that spirit of green beer, and their warmth and humor, including one of our favorite songs “When Irish Eyes are smiling!”

New York City will host their parade on Saturday, March 17th, along Fifth Avenue but we like to celebrate in Westchester County! Here is a list of our upcoming St. Patrick’s day celebrations.

White Plains – Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 12pm

This year St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, March 17th but since we’re all looking to get our luck going, the 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will begin on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in White Plains.  The Parade will be along Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, as in every year, the street of Mamaroneck between Post and Maple will be closed and have a live music starting at 12 noon. White Plains Restaurants & Bars will also feature the traditional corned beef and cabbage specials, along with lots of Irish music and dance.

Eastchester – Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 3pm

Eastchester’s 14th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3pm. The parade starts at 3pm from the Immaculate Conception School and proceeds north on Main Street, Eastchester. At the White Plains Road intersection, it continues north on White Plains Road to Lake Isle Country Club.

Mount Kisco – Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 2pm

The 27th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be on Main St. in Mount Kisco, NY. The celebration is northern Westchester County’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A solemn mass is held prior to the parade at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mount Kisco, NY. The parade begins on Main St. and Moore Avenue and ends at South Moger Ave. and Green St. in Mount Kisco, NY.

Peekskill – Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 3pm

The 29th Annual Peekskill St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 3pm in Downtown Peekskill. This year’s Grand Marshal is WHUD Radio’s Kacey Morabito Grean. The 2018 Aides are James Bertoline from D. Bertoline & Sons, Former Peekskill Mayor Frances Gibbs, Peekskill High School Band Director John Hahn and Community Volunteer Marianne Oros.

The parade is held rain or shine. The parade steps off near Assumption Church, makes its way down Union Avenue, then right on South Street, left on Division Street, right on Main Street and right on James Street. The reviewing stand is on the corner of James and Park Streets.

Tarrytown to Sleepy Hollow – Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 1:30pm

Sleepy Hollow NY and Tarrytown NY host their annual (and super fun!) St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the Sunday, March 10th. The parade kicks off at 1:30pm on Main Street in Tarrytown, heads north on Broadway, and concludes around 3:00pm on Beekman Ave. in Sleepy Hollow.

The Sleepy Hollow side of the parade (on Beekman ave.) is usually more crowded and more “happening.” This is due to the fact that JP Doyle’s, the one true irish joint in town, really draws a crowd.  JP Doyle’s hosts a live band playing sham-rockin’ Irish music ($10 cover charge for the band), and they open up their beer garden out back with additional seating and tents.

When the festivities are over, there’s also crowds drinking and eating at Bridge View Tavern, and the Huddle, also on Beekman ave in Sleepy Hollow.   On the Tarrytown side you, if you set ourself up along Main Street or Broadway, you can catch the beginning of the parade with Little B’s, the Oath, and the Tapp, are all fine options for some drinks and a bite to eat.

Mamaroneck – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1:30-3:30pm

7th Annual Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 18th. Beginning at Mamaroneck Avenue School, the parade proceeds down Mamaroneck Avenue to Harbor Island Park. This year’s parade will be led by former New Rochelle Fire Chief Raymond “Doc” Kiernan, who serves as grand marshal. The Sound Shore parade features many bagpipers, marching bands, Irish dancers, numerous area Fire Departments.

Yonkers – Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1pm

The 63rd Annual Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on McLean Avenue on Saturday, March 24, 2018 and Annual Dinner Dance on March 10, 2018. As you know, the 2018 Annual Dinner Dance and Changing of the Sash will be held on Saturday, March 10th at Empire City Casino in the Good Time Room at 6:30pm.  Tickets for the dinner are $95 and include the Gus Hayes Band along with traditional Irish dancing. The Annual Dinner Dance and Parade Journal provide the majority of the funds needed to run the Parade. All our funds come from our loyal supporters. We do not accept any State or Federal subsidies and are extremely grateful to the City of Yonkers who provides Police, Recreation and DPW services.

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