This weekend, March 15-17, the biggest show in New York City is St. Patrick's Day. If you're anti-green and want something unrelated to being Irish to do, though, there's much more going on around the city. Read on for more details.
Friday, March 15
The tenth annual Dine in Brooklyn (three-course dinners for $28 and three-course lunches for $20.13), the borough's version of a restaurant week, will be on all weekend and through March 21. The interactive map from Brooklyn's tourism website has detailed information about the 200 participating restaurants.
The Canal Room (285 W. Broadway at Canal Street) is hosting the Pre-St. Paddy's Show: A Tribute to U2 With Unforgettable Fire (10 p.m., $20 at the door). Unforgettable Fire, a U2 tribute band, has been together for over 13 years and is said to be "one of the closest experiences to being at an actual live U2 show."
Saturday, March 16
St. Patrick's Day Parade
The 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will set off from 44th and Fifth at 11 a.m. and continue up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street and on to 79th Street. The entire procession lasts until about 5 p.m., and more information about the route can be found online. For the best views, try north of 66th Street and Fifth Avenue and the upper steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The parade ends and the marchers disperse at 86th Street.
New York City's largest and most robust antiques show with more than 600 exhibits and booths, the Pier Antiques Show returns to the waterfront (Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., enter at Pier 94, 12th Ave. at 55th St., $15 or $10 if you mention Time Out New York at the door). Each pier has something different: Pier 88 is 20th-century collectible items, Pier 90 is Americana and decorative arts, Pier 92 is classic antiques and Oriental pieces.
The Atlantic 10 women's basketball championship game takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn ($20 plus fees, 7 p.m.). Fordham takes on St. Joseph's in a battle for the conference title.
Sunday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day Parties
Take your pick of an Irish pub in New York City for your St. Patrick's Day festivities. If you want something a little extra, check out celebrity photographer Patrick McMullan's 30th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Extravaganza (10 p.m., XL Nightclub at 512 W. 42nd St. in Manhattan, no cover) with DJ Mimi Imfurst and live performances by Irish dancers. They will be serving free Stoli until 11 p.m.
Join Brooklyn's celebrations for St. Paddy's at the Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day Parade (starts at 1 p.m. at 15th Street and Prospect Park West, goes down Seventh Avenue to Garfield Place and turns along Prospect Park West). If you want to march in the parade, you can join the lineup at noon at 14th Street and Prospect Park West.
The Atlantic 10 men meet in their championship basketball game at the Barclays Center on Sunday (1 p.m., from $35 plus fees). Games through the weekend will determine the matchup -- as of publishing, teams still in the running include St. Louis, Charlotte, La Salle, Butler, VCU, St. Joseph's, Temple, and Massachusetts.
Genevieve Belmaker is a New York City-based journalist with more than five years of experience reporting on New York City news, events, people, and happenings around town.
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