NYC's St. Patrick's Day 2008
Everyone's Irish for at least one day of the year. For a true NYC St. Patrick's Day experience, watch the parade go up Fifth Avenue-it's a longtime tradition. For some history, join in Big Onion Walking Tours' Irish New York tour and learn about the "Little Ireland" that once existed downtown. And don't forget to visit a few of the City's most famous pubs for some good ol' Irish beer and fare.
March 15-16: Radio City Music Hall will once again be hosting Celtic Woman after last year's sold-out engagement. Five soloists-four vocalists and one violinist-perform with composer and musical director David Downes for two nights only. March 15, 8pm; March 16, 7pm. (Sixth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets, 212-307-7171)
March 16: The Irish Arts Center is once again hosting its Annual St. Patrick's Open Day 2008, a free afternoon of authentic Irish music, dancing, performances and activities. Workshops will also be available. Noon-5pm. (553 W. 51st Street, 212-757-3318)
March 17: The annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade has become the world's largest parade celebrating the holiday. It marches up Fifth Avenue, starting at 44th Street at 11am, and usually lures more than 100,000 participants! Be sure also to check what other parades are going on in the boroughs-all five have their own celebrations.
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