St. Patrick’s Day Events in 2009
Irish eyes will surely be smilin’ at these local celebrations. Don’t forget to wear green!
They say everyone’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day, and we can’t agree more. Between drinkups and jigs, feasts and Mass, our collection of Gaelic goings-on will guarantee to keep you busy no matter where you are in the Valley.
The festivus begins with traditional Irish dancing and live bagpipe music at Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. Be prepared to party hard for 22 straight hours: the restaurant opens at 6 a.m. on St. Patty’s Day and closes at 4 a.m. the next morn’. Save some room in your tummy — you’ll not want to miss the corned beef and hash. ♦ 35 Main St., Poughkeepsie. 845-471-7026 or www.mahoneysirishpub.com
Irish musicians, step dancers, and bagpipers provide the entertainment as 92.1 Lite FM broadcasts from the Dubliner Irish Pub. Starting at 5 a.m., you can enjoy traditional Irish food — and wash it down with a few pints of Guinness, of course. ♦ 796 Main St., Poughkeepsie. 845-454-7322 or http://www.dublinerpub.com
It’s top o’ the mornin’ to ya with Kegs and Eggs at the Nuddy Irishman! Throughout the day there will be drink specials available, and a live bagpipe band will play all your favorite tunes. ♦ 367 Main St., Poughkeepsie. 845-452-2951
Get your celebrations off to a grand start with live music and a full Irish breakfast at the Keltic House Irish Pub. ♦ 1004 Main St., Fishkill. 845-896-1110 or http://www.thekeltichouse.com
The community dinner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church boasts a traditional meal of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and — naturally — Irish soda bread. Also, you can participate in a silent auction or enter the annual raffle for a chance to win a food basket. ♦ 808 Traver Rd., Pleasant Valley. 845-635-2854 or http://stpaulspv.homestead.com
Celebrate the true meaning of Saint Patrick’s Day at the 9 a.m. Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church. The town parade begins at 1 p.m., with traditional music, dance, song, as well as a display of Irish history. ♦ 71 Murray Ave., Goshen. 845-294-9836 or www.stjohnsgoshen.com
Reflect upon the life of Saint Patrick at Dominican Convent Chapel’s 9 a.m. Mass on March 22. At 1 p.m., attend the second-largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the state, which attracts upwards of 50,000 visitors each year. ♦ (Mass) 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill. ♦ (Parade) Middletown Rd. and Central Ave., Pearl River. 845-735-3682 or http://www.saintpatricksdayparade.com
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