New York City is home to many of the biggest celebrations in the U.S. – but St. Patrick’s Day is particularly special. On March 17, the city makes history by continuing its centuries-old tradition of hosting a parade that passes through its streets. NYC was actually the very first American city to host a St. Patrick’s Day parade back in 1762.
Residents of New York City celebrate in different ways. You can visit some of the city’s most famous places with deep Irish history, like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and the Irish Hunger Memorial. Or, you can check out some historic Irish pubs like McSorley’s, the oldest pub in all of NYC.