Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day in NYC: September 17, 2010

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September 17 is 6 months from March 17, which is, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. It sounds like a lame excuse for a party, but who are we to complain? There’s no such thing as a lame excuse for a party!

Our friend Terence throws an annual Irish music & film festival around St. Patrick’s Day called The Craic Fest. (Craic is Irish for fun). So for half-way to St. Patrick’s Day, how about a wee Craic…
Friday, September 17
The Wee Craic: Irish Short Film Festival

11th annual Shorts Night (aka A WEE CRAIC)
The best of Irish short films and short films from local Irish filmmakers.
This one night festival combines award winning shorts (animation, comedies)
tied in with live music at the after party.
$20 includes short film admission and after party (Stella Artois from 8-10pm).

Special Musical guest: Colin Devlin
Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick St. (at Laight St.)
New York, NY
(212) 941-2001
Our friends at T.G. Whitney’s are celebrating this weekend…
Friday, September 17 & Saturday, September 18
Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day

$5 pints of Guinness
$4 pints of black & tan
$5 Car bombs
$4 Jameson / Paddy shots
$3 Nutty Irishman shots
Food specials & give aways all night
plus the usual 2 for 1 happy hour drink specials
T.G. Whitney’s
244 E. 53rd St.
(bet. Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772
If you are in Westchester, our friend Jim invites you to his first ever half-way to St. Patrick’s Day party…
Friday, September 17
Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Party

Beat-the-clock pricing on Guinness
$4 shots of Jameson
unlimited corned beef and cabbage for $17 all day long
Live music with Chris Brown at 10pm

Murphy’s Law
110 Halstead Avenue
Harrison, NY
Call for reservations

Friday, September 17
Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Party
Drink specials, music and mayhem
RSVP at daniellamjs@gmail.com or 212 358 9946
M.J. Armstrong’s

329 First Ave. (19th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 358-9946

Not U2, but the worlds second best U2 show…
Friday, September 17 2U
Tribute to U2
133 W. 33rd St.
(bet. Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191
Friday, September 17
Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day
A Night of Great Guinness and Great Irish Music
If you can’t wait for Paddy’s Day…well you don’t have to.
Guinness Promotion: 6pm-8pm
Learn to pull your own pint of Guinness with our Guinness Specialist, (everyone receives a complimentary pint) and test your knowledge of Guinness with the Guinness Model to win more free pints in our Guinness trivia. Shenanigans kick off at 6pm.

Live Irish music starting at 7pm:
Sean Mc Nally & Company: 7pm-8.30pm
(energy packed ballads and fired up rebel songs)

Streams of Whiskey: 8.30pm-10.30pm
(the great music of the legendary band “The Pogues”, a must see tribute band)

Prodigals: 11pm-2pm
(jig-punk at its best)
RSVP via facebook

Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar
519 Second Ave. (29th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 686-1210
Just like the real St. Patrick’s Day, half-way to St. Patrick’s Day does not necessarily have to be confined to one day. The folks at The Rambling House in Woodlawn will be celebrating all weekend:
Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 19
Half Way to St. Paddy’s Day

The Rambling House
4292 Katonah Ave.
Bronx, NY
(718) 798-4510
Saturday, September 18
Celebrate the end of summer
and the half way point until St. Patrick’s Day at Marty O’Brien’s
There’ll be plenty of Guinness and Jameson to allow you to get yourself ready for the big day in March. Drink specials during the night also.
Marty O’Brien’s
1696 Second Ave.
(between 87th & 88th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 722-3889

Last, but certainly not least, this weekend is the annual Great Irish Fair of NY in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20 The Irish American Building Society Charities presents…

The Great Irish Fair of NY
A Family Friendly Event Celebrating
New York City’s Great Irish-American Heritage & Culture
Music – Food – Dancing – Irish Goods
rain or shine
MCU Park
1904 Surf Ave. (W. 16th St.)
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

See also our friends at Peggy O’Neill’s for post-fair action…

Peggy O’Neill’s
1904 Surf Ave. (at MCU Park)
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 449-3200

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