Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day

September 17 is exactly 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!

Here are some suggestions to get a taste of some Irish party flavor…

Our friend Niall, a multi-talented musician & dancer, kicks off the half-holiday season with an evening of Irish music & dance…
Wednesday, September 16
‘Half-way to St. Patrick’s Day’
Irish Music and Dance Evening
Come to listen, watch, join in the music or join in the dancing
Great Wooden Floor for dancing…no experience required
with performances by:
Niall O’Leary: accordion, keyboards, spoons, shoes
Conor McGuirk: accordion, keyboards
and Friends
The Cupping Room Cafe
359 W. Broadway (Broome St.)
New York, NY
(212) 925-2898
Our friend Terrence throws an annual 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…

Thursday, September 17
10th annual Wee Craic
A one-night festival of live music & the best of short films
Musical Guests:

Michael Brunnock
Mike Powell
Mick Hargan
Tickets & More info at thecraicfest.com

Free PBR from 7 – 8pm
Doors open 7pm
The Studio at Webster Hall
125 E. 11th St.
(between 3rd & 4th Ave.)
New York, NY

Mundy’s new album, Strawberry Blood
Our friends at T.G. Whitney’s will be providing three days of specials in honor of the (half) occasion…
Thursday – Saturday, September 17-19
Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day
Irish music Drink specials all night long
$5 pints Guinness, black & tans & Harp
$5 mixed drinks, Bailey’s, Nuttyirishman, car bombs, baby Guinness
give aways

also late night rock karaoke 10pm till close
call Frank for reservations 212 888-5772

4pm until close
T.G. Whitney’s
244 E. 53rd St.
(bet. Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772
Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day at M.J. Armstrong’s

Thursday, September 17
Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day
$5 appetizers until 9pm
$5 Guinness pints
$5 baby bombs
contests, guest appearances & giveaways all day
Friday, September 18
Live Music
M. J. Armstrong’s
329 First Ave. (19th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 358-9946
What would (half) St. Patrick’s Day be without a little whiskey?
Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Whiskey River
Thursday, September 17
Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Bash

It may be 6 months away, but we’ll party like it’s 3-17!
So get your green gear out and your drinking shoes on because
they’re counting down to St. Patrick’s Day one beer at a time!
Enjoy all you can drink green beer for $15 from 9pm-12am

Think you can chug a beer with the best of them?
Participate in the Fastest Guinness competition
Dying to wear that Leprechaun suit you wore on St. Paddy’s Day last year?
Best costume and funniest T-shirt wins a prize
Or take on some fellow Irishmen in a round of Pot of Gold Pong
RSVP via Going.com

Whiskey River
575 Second Ave. (32nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 679-6799

For our friends in New Jersey…
Thursday, September 17
The Canny Brothers Band

Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day at Molly McGuire’s
featuring live music by The Canny Brothers

Molly Maguire’s
1085 Central Ave.
Clark, NJ

Friday, September 18
Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Party

Live music by Donovan and Carrion
$5 pints of Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout and Jameson shots
No cover charge
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711
(and check out Curtis’ blog, The Diary of Third & Long)

Our friends in Jameson’s Revenge are playing a Friday night gig in NYC…
Friday, September 18
Jameson’s Revenge
“Irish music straight from the bottle”

Hurley’s Saloon
232 W. 48th St.
(bet. Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 765-8981

That takes you right up to the weekend, where there are some fun Irish festivals around the tri-state area:

Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20
The 28th Annual Great Irish Fair of New York
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, September 19
Riverside Park Oyster Festival
(this one was re-scheduled from Sept. 12 due to rain)

Saturday, September 19, Seagirt, NJ
Jersey Shore Irish Festival

Saturday, September 19
4th Annual Milford Irish Festival, Milford, Ct

And you can always check out the MurphGuide Directory of Irish Pubs in New York to find an Irish bar in New York.

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