St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Events in and Around SOMA

by Georgette Gilmore
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Newark's St. Patrick's Day parade 2015.

Newark’s St. Patrick’s Day parade 2015.

 

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and there are several local parades and events to celebrate:

Parades

Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Friday, March 11
Newark’s 81st annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will start at the Prudential Center at 1 pm and proceed north on Mulberry Street, past the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Center Street, and conclude at Washington Park. There will be Reviewing Stands located at Mulberry and Clinton Streets as well as Central Avenue and Washington Street.

Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 12
The 2016 Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at noon in Morristown. The route moves west from 200 South Street, loops around the Green, then heads west on Washington Street and turns onto Atno Avenue to end at Morristown High School.

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 13
The 65th annual parade will step off at 12:15 pm on Main Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Thursday, March 17
NYC’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, our country’s oldest and proudest Irish tradition, can be viewed on 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street beginning at 11 am.

 

Events

 

corned_beef_cabbage_125330900Learn how to make a tradition Irish dinner for St. Patrick’s Day at Kings Cooking Studio in Short Hills on March 10 from 6 pm – 9 pm.  The menu includes Corned Beef and Cabbage, Dunmore Scallop Tartlets, Colcannon Potatoes, Baked Leek Gratin with Smoked Gubbeen, and Eton Mess. The cost is $60. Register online here

 

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Pubs in West Orange will open early on the day of the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day, March 13, to continue the celebration. Thom’s Saloon opens at 11 am and  The Pour House Pub & Grub opens at noon.

 

st. patrick's day

The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of Essex County (648 Prospect Ave, West Orange) will throw a St. Patricks’ Day and Irish Heritage Celebration on March 16. Enjoy Irish cheer, food, drink and music!

 

St James's Gate Publick House

The celebration starts early at St. James’s Gate Publick House in Maplewood! Doors opens at 8 am for Irish Breakfast with Piper, celebrations all day, Irish Session noon-2 pm, special menu, t-shirts, hats, giveaways, and more!

 

St. Patrick's Day

Celebrate the holiday at The Snug Irish pub, located downstairs from Ricalton’s Village Tavern in South Orange.  The Snug will be cooking up all your favorites like Irish Shepherd’s Pie and their own Irish nachos, plus you’ll enjoy beer, drinks, and lively music.

 

CelticNights

Enjoy a spirited St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom at the MAYO Performing Arts Center on March 17 at 8 pm. Through music, song, dance and storytelling, Celtic Nights tells the story of Irish independence, honoring the triumphant struggle of a people fighting to gain freedom and democracy. Tickets are $39 – $69 and can be purchased online here.

 

 

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