St Patrick’s Day NYC commemorates the traditional death of the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. St Patrick and the Irish who followed him have been the great evangelizers of Roman Catholicism. Irish established Roman Catholicism in New York City and still lead it.
St. Patrick’s Day NYC 2023
The next St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17, 2023.
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St Patrick’s Day NYC
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue is New York City’s big Irish festival.
Irish suffered terrible discrimination when we came to New York as in “No Dogs Or Irish.” Locals threw stones at us when we stepped off of boats into the Lower East Side. A lot of blood was spilt as beautifully dramatized in Scorcese’s “Gangs of New York” (2002).
We overcame discrimination by joining the police. It was our way out of poverty and marginalization. We still control the NYPD.
There used to be an Irish bar on almost every corner of New York City. On St. Patrick’s Day, the city streets turn green early in the day from overenthusiastic celebrants. Take it easy.