Love Saint Patrick’s Day but you’re looking for a lower key or cultural plan to celebrate those Irish roots? Check out one of these five alternative plans to celebrate the season of the Luck of the Irish.
Irish Arts Center, Annual St. Patrick’s Day Open
On Sunday March 11th at 12 pm, the Irish Arts Center is putting on its annual St. Patrick’s Day kick off event. It’s a free day of Irish arts and culture for the whole family. Throughout the day enjoy authentic music and dance performances, learn the basic of the Irish language or get creative with traditional arts and crafts. Check it out here.
2. Irish New York Walking Tour
Check out this historic walking tour in the Lower East Side and immerse yourself in 19th century “Little Ireland.” The tour takes you through the district between City Hall and Houston Street where the first wave of Irish immigrants came to settle in New York. Learn a bit of history before the celebrations begin. Check out this tour here.
3. Learn about traditional Irish food
Come learn a little bit about that Corn-beef and Cabbage at this course taught by “historic gastronomist,” Sarah Lohman. At this event you will learn everything about the backstory of Irish food. The mission of the Brooklyn Brainery is to offer cheap classes taught by local experts, come share your knowledge and learn something new! Check it out here.
4. Make your own Mug
Looking to explore your creative side? How about making your own mug to sip that green beer on the 17th? At the Brooklyn Glass Studio you can take a one day class, working directly with 2100 degree molten glass to form and shape it into your very own St. Patrick’s Day mug! No experience is necessary for this unique experience. You can make a booking here.
5. Stout and Whisky Tasting Class
Think you know about whisky? Think again. During this class on March 14th, you’ll discover what it is the Irish actually drink. Enjoy two stouts and two whiskies paired perfectly with four cheeses. This is the perfect class for a low-key St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Ring in the celebration with this classy take on the day’s festivities.
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