Every othPicture 11er city has their St. Patrick’s Day Parade situated nicely on the weekends, but in New York, they shut down the streets of New York to party in the middle of the week! On Wednesday March 17, the self-proclaimed oldest (since 1762), biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the WORLD takes over Manhattan. Starting at 44th street and moving uptown on 5th Avenue, the parade passes landmarks like St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the American Irish Historical Society before ending at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 86th Street and 5th Avenue.

The parade is always a loud and lively event, and regardless of your nationality, a “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” pin will always be greeted with a warm reception here!