1. Unconventional St. Patrick's Day at Brooklyn Bowl, Bell House
OK, so you think St. Patrick's Day is as corny as corned beef and cabbage? Here are a few alternate ideas for marking the holiday in 2014:
Skip the crush of people in Manhattan, and head to one of Brooklyn's local, picturesque parades! You'll get a mini version of the whole thing: bagpipes and kilts, lots of shamrocks and green.
3. Rent a Kilt
4. Explore Brooklyn's Irish Heritage
Certain Brooklyn neighborhoods retain an element of the once-sizable population of Irish immigrants who settled in the borough, and helped build both Brooklyn and New York City.
It's hard to believe how many interesting people are buried in Brooklyn's Greenwood Cemetery: famous Irish men and women, romantics, rogues, politicians and poets.
- There are no scheduled Irish tours in 2014, but you can easily entertain yourself with stories of the interred. Read Green-Wood's terrific write up of it's Irish "permanent residents"--and then go visit them!
7. Eat Irish Food
Yuum. Where to Eat Corned Beef and Cabbage in Brooklyn. (You might be surprised where you'll find it...)
Every St. Patrick's Day, the Brooklyn Central Library marks the occasion with something special: a reading, a concert, a talk.
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:00 PM : Captain Jam and FunikiJamin a Celebration of Ireland!
Especially wonderful for children age 5 and under, the Brooklyn Children's Museum introduces fun, loving elements of Irish music, food and culture for a St. Patrick's Day special program.
- Friday March 14th, 2014. See their website for details.