How are you today? It's another cold one here on Long Island and let me tell you, there is no shortness of ice.
I didn't even attempt to have the girls walk to the bus stop today. I drove them to school - so worried that they could slip and fall, even if only walking 1/2 block to the bus stop.
Well, getting right down to the travel business at hand, I wanted to help you plan for your St. Patrick's Day celebration by giving your some insight into what is going on in and around the NYC-Metro area tomorrow in the way of celebrations and fun events!
St. Patrick's Day Parade, NYC (credit: youtube)
It seems like everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day - and why not - it is cause for great celebration!
St. Patrick was a most remarkable man, preaching and converting all of Ireland in 40 years!
Born of Roman Citizens living in modern day Scotland, Patrick was captured by Irish raiders at the age of 16 and sold as a slave. He escaped at age 22 to a monastery where he studied for twelve years He used the Shamrock to teach about the Holy Trinity and today the Shamrock is the official symbol of Ireland!
March 17th (tomorrow) is the day we celebrate St. Patrick, commemorating his death in 461AD.
Today, there are so many celebrations throughout the world - parades, parties - just general fun.
If you are trying to figure out how to spend this holiday, consider the biggest event in all of New York - The St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City!
St. Patrick's Day Parade - NYC
The St. Patrick's Day Parade can be viewed all along Fifth Avenue, beginning from 11:00AM to 5PM from 44th Street through 79th Street.
This year, the Grand Marshall of the parade will be Limerick native Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO of Northwell Health.
The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. The very first parade was on March 17, 1762
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE NYC 1914 (credit: vintageeveryday)
In that 1762 parade, participants reveled in the freedom to speak Irish, wear green, sing Irish songs and play the pipes to Irish tunes that were meaningful to the Irish immigrants of that time.
Since it began, this tradition of marching past St. Patrick’s Cathedral has remained unchanged with the exception of the address. In the early years, the Parade would march past the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral (now Basilica) located at the corner of Mott and Prince Streets in SoHo.
So grab your hat, dress in green and cheer on the parade!!
Here are a few other events, courtesy of TimeOut New York:
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
This annual pub crawl is a three-day event! If you are interested in cashing in on some drink specials at multiple locations around NYC, then be sure to purchase a green wristband for $10 at the Village Pourhouse to get in on the crawl!
St. Patrick’s Day Cruise
If you are more about celebrating on water than on land, why to celebrate St. Pat's Day on the Hudson with Coney Island Brewery.
Cruise around and take in the views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge, all while enjoying tasty brews, complementary grub including corned beef and cabbage pinwheels, potato croquettes, Irish nachos and more while enjoying the music of a live DJ.
Throwback to March 2015 - Gianna and her St. Patrick's Day hat (credit: travelincousins.com)
The rest of my day is pretty exciting - we are going to our new gym - Lifetime Fitenss today!!
it will be the first time for us and I'm so excited!
I'll take a few pics and tell ya all about it tomorrow! Have a great one! -E xoxo
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Where to go on St. Patrick's Day
Greetings from a rather warm SoCal.
While Elisa and the girls and trying to keep warm, I am over here struggling to stay cool.
As you probably remember, I still have the east coast habit of changing out my summer & winter duds. It's a big ordeal to do the switch out and being that it's only mid-march I didn't quite have it on my schedule of things to do...yet
And because of such, the past few days I've been stuck wearing gym clothes just in order to not be sweltering in long sleeves and long pants.
The forecast actually looks like the weather is going to be a bit more mild as of next week - which is great for the fam bam, but doesn't do much for me or Cosette - since we'll already be on our way to the much cooler destinations of Park City, Utah - Lake Tahoe, NV - and San Francisco, CA
Park City 2015 (c)travelincousins.com
San Francisco 2015 (c)travelincousins.com
Cosette managed to do her own packing last night. I have no problem having her do her own packing when we do a trip like this upcoming one.
I'm not exactly anal when it coming to short (1 week-ish) hiking or skiing getaways. It's the longer and less rugged trips that I get all crazy and detailed about the planning and packing. These are locations that we've been to countless times before and it's a much looser and relaxed itinerary.
But before any of that gets underway we still have 4 more days of plenty of fun planned right around here in Southern California...
We always have a big family celebration to ring in St. Patrick's Day! The Irish "works" (veganized of course) will be whipped up in the kitchen followed by a big festive family dinner.
Here for W2GW (Where to go Wednesday) are some California Irish Festivals that might interest you:
DUBLIN: St. Patrick's Day Festival March 18-19, 2017 St. Patrick's Day Celebration , St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Dublin Civic Center Festival 100 Civic Plaza Dublin, CA DublinStPats.com
Parade route: Starts at Amador Plaza Road at the corner by Safeway, east on Dublin Blvd., turn north on Village Parkway, and then head west on Amador Valley Blvd. ending at the entrance to Target on Donlon Road, Dublin, CA.
JACKSON: St. Patrick's Day Dandelion Days Celebration March 18-19, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 -p.m. Location: Jackson, CA jacksonlionsclub.org This annual St. Patrick's Day celebration features street entertainers, 5K run, pancake, ham and egg breakfast (at the Jackson Civic Center, 7 a.m. both days).
Credit: Farmer's Market
LOS ANGELES: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Original Farmers Market - March 17th, 2017 - ALL DAY EVENT Stop by the Original Farmers Market on St. Patrick's Day for corned beef, cabbage and green beer at Magee's Kitchen. Glen "the strolling bagpiper" will be playing Celtic tunes during lunchtime, while Stuart Marks and the Paddy O'Dors Band park themselves on the West Patio during dinner.
MURPHYS: Irish Day March 18, 2017, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Parade - 11 a.m.
SACRAMENTO: O'Sac St. Patrick's Parade March 18, 2017 Parade marches down the streets of Old Sacramento each year with bagpipes, dancers, horse and carriage, and more.
SAN DIEGO: shamRock March 17, 2017 shamRock in Gaslamp Quarter is a ticket event in which the streets are closed to 21+ participants who have blocks filled with bands and entertainment to enjoy.
SAN PEDRO: St. Patrick's Day at Ports O Call Waterfront March 17, 2017, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Innisfree Irish Band performs, free admission, free parking
SIMI VALLEY: Saint Patrick's Day Celebration March 17, 2017 The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065 ReaganFoundation.org Lots of fun happenings going on that is for sure!
As for us, this year we'll be home on St. Patrick's Day. But as of early Saturday morning we are heading on down to San Diego for the day. Originally I had thought we stay over night and come back on Sunday. And with Sunday being my birthday and us leaving on Monday - things just got too hectic and it'll be easier to wake up at home on Sunday morn.
This trip down to San Diego will be filled with lots of fun and new food finds as well as heading to Petco Park to go watch one of the World Classic Baseball games!
As for today, I still have lots-o lots-o to do and packing is one of them. I also plan to head out and finish the shopping (for St. Patricks Day, My birthday, and the trip), as well as hopefully find a birthday outfit - I can't believe that I still don't know what I'm wearing on my birthday!