By Ellie Schoeffel
St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday this year, but revelers will have the entire month to show off their Irish pride. Enjoy the festivities at a local parade, eatery, party, or fair. Whether you are looking for fun with the kids or just letting loose, St. Patrick’s day is the perfect excuse to get out and have fun. Go green!
Glen Cove Parade
Marches from Finley Middle School to St. Patrick’s Church at the corner of Glen St. and Pearsall Avenue. 1 p.m. March 20.
Holding the title of New York’s second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, it marches up Edgemere Road and finishes at the end of Main St. 11:30 a.m. March 20.
Marches down Main Street. This year’s theme is Hope House Helpers Make Spring Eternal. 10 a.m. March 19.
Rockville Center Parade
Grand Marshal Michael O’Reilly to lead the march down Maple Avenue. 12 p.m. March 19.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
With themed stories, playtime, pizza, and cupcakes, this is a great opportunity for kids to play and have fun. Time slots (sign up!): 10am-12pm, 1-3pm or 4-6pm. March 17. Le Play Cafe, 2465 Merrick Rd., Bellmore.
Hampton Bays Parade
Starts at Hampton Bays Elementary School on Ponquogue Avenue and ends in Hampton Atrium Parking Lot. 11 a.m. March 19.
Marches from Washington Avenue to Ross Memorial Park. 1 p.m. March 19.
Bangers and Mash Gigs
With great craft beer and “Celtic insanity”, the band Bangers and Mash makes its acclaimed return to Long Island once again, with gigs after many parades for those looking to continue the party, or those wanting to hop on for the ride. Performances: March 17 at 7 p.m., Manning’s Pub & Grill, 377 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, NY 11514; March 19 at 11 a.m., That Meetball Place, 52 West Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772; March 19 at 6 p.m., Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St., Route 25, Riverhead, NY 11901
Parlay Gastropub Irish Day
With a full brunch menu for early birds, and a D.J. and drinks from 4 p.m. until closing for party animals, this is a good place to let loose. Starting at 11 a.m., March 19. 210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Boasting a photo station, take-home art project, dance party and themed snacks, this is a perfect place for kids to have fun on St. Patty’s day. 4-5:30 p.m., March 16. Kidville, 250 South Service Rd., Roslyn Heights. $18 members, $22 non-members.