St. Patrick’s Day is here so it’s time for me to get in touch with my Irish roots while having some much needed fun in my own city that I was born and raised, Brooklyn, New York (where I still currently live). My heritage is about half Irish from my Dad’s side so I am very proud of my Irish roots. My Dad and I have a wonderful relationship, so one family tradition we always had was to go to the annual Brooklyn Irish fair. We always had a great time, eating, shopping, and just enjoying the day with fellow Irish Americans celebrating our heritage and remembering the history of our ancestors. There is nothing like being proud of who you are and learning where you came from while also relating that to the city that your from and love.
Here are some of the many fun events that are going on for St. Patrick’s Day in Brooklyn:
The St. Patty’s Day Brooklyn bar crawl is so much fun because you get to bar hop in all of your favorite neighborhood bars with all your friends dressed like a leprechaun or a green fairy princess. I have done this one year before and I got to meet so many fun people with creative costumes eager to drink and enjoy the day like a joyous Irishmen.
The 25th annual St. Patty’s Day Parade located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is so special because you get to see the whole community coming together to celebrate the Irish heritage and learn more about the culture. One year I did get the opportunity to march in the parade holding a flag with my family while waving at all of the people on the sidelines, smiling and waving back. It was definitely a magical experience that I would never forget.
If you rather spend your time watching the Brooklyn Nets then at a crowded bar you can head over to the Barclays center in downtown Brooklyn to see the game on St. Patty’s Day. Enjoy the game with your friends or colleagues while raising money for Child Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation.
Kilo Bravo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is having a special St. Patty’s Day celebration with free Jameson shots paired with a purchased beer plus free giveaways of “Jameson Swag” with first come first serve bases. If your looking to spend most of the night in one spot with friends and family this choice sounds like lots of fun plus free stuff can’t hurt.
Chef Bee’s Kitchen is having a March Madness game day with good food and drinks in a cool relaxed atmosphere in Bedstuy, Brooklyn on St. Patty’s Day. If your a sports fan and a foodie who is not into large crowds this could be a nice place to celebrate with friends and family.
These are just a few of the many choices you have when it comes to celebrating St. Patty’s Day in Brooklyn or any other city you live in or choice to go. St. Patty’s Day is a special day for me and it brings back so many positive memories with the people I love. Please celebrate responsibility and create lasting memories of your own, who knows you might get the luck of the Irish and find your pot of gold.