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Just 30 miles from Manhattan, Rockland County offers many ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s this March. Events are spread throughout the month. So with a little luck of the Irish, you’ll get to experience more than one!

Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance/ Clarkstown

Come see centuries-old Irish dancing and dine on corned beef and cabbage. Co-hosted by the Pearl River Ceili Dancers featuring the Verlin Irish Dance School. Raffles will be offered. Admission: $15 in advance – $20 at the door. 

Friday, March 8, 2019; 7pm

Clarkstown Reformed Church

107 Strawtown Rd, West Nyack, NY

Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party at DoubleTree by Hilton/Nanuet

Pack in the fun with a traditional Irish buffet, live Irish band Big Paddy, and unlimited wine and draft beer. Add in Irish step dancing, a bagpipe trio, and special Irish dessert table. You can even have your photo taken with a leprechaun!

$49 per person plus tax and service charge. Children 10 & under $24.50, plus tax and service. Add deluxe overnight hotel room with full hot breakfast for $129. Call 845-623-6000 for reservations.

Saturday, March 9, 2019; 5pm – 10pm

Windsor Grille Restaurant

425 East Route 59, Nanuet, NY

 Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Van Houten Farms/ Orangeburg

Get into the spirit inside a heated greenhouse with live Irish music by Blarney Stew, drinks for purchase from Growler & Gill and yummy eats from Dill Fresh Mediterranean Grill. 

Sunday, March 10, 2019; 1pm – 5pm

Van Houten Farms and Garden Center

68 Sickletown Rd, Orangeburg, NY

Irish Coffee House at Rockland Community College/Suffern

Join in at this open-mic event featuring old-fashioned Irish sing-alongs, poetry, readings and music. Look forward to light refreshments and a little Irish coffee. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019; 12:30pm – 1:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Studio, Room 7100

Rockland Community College

145 College Rd, Suffern, NY

For more information, contact Rosemary Witte at 845-574-4471.

Rockland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade/Pearl River 

Rain or shine, this popular parade kicks off from the Pfizer parking lot, makes it way onto East Crooked Hill Road, North Middletown Road, East Central Avenue, and South Main Street, before ending near the Pearl River Post Office. Expect bagpipes, shamrocks, and a bunch of folks wearing green!

Please check for any full time or temporary parking restrictions before leaving your car. You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this spectacular event and get some amazing photos!

Sunday, March 17, 2019; 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Pearl River, NY

CrossRoads Ceili at Rockland Community College/Suffern

Experience the old and new songs and dances of Ireland while Performing Arts faculty and students perform. Bessie Award-nominated company Darrah Carr Dance joins in to add unexpected flair to traditional Irish dance with high-energy step footwork and spatial patterns that are sure to please everyone! Light refreshments.

$10 minimum donation.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 ; 7pm  – 9:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center Theater

Rockland Community College

145 College Rd, Suffern, NY

For more information, contact Rosemary Witte at 845-574-4471.

For more information visit https://explorerocklandny.com/