Saint Patrick’s Day has come — but not gone — in Bay Ridge!
The streets will overflow with Irish pride this Sunday during the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade — and for a slew of pre- and post–parade celebrations. And we’ve got you covered with a complete list of all the festive shenanigans.
At the top o’ Sunday morning, make like a leapin’ leprechaun for the first ever Shamrock Fun Run, where revelers in Gallic garb will race along the parade route from Marine Avenue and Third Avenue to 65th Street. If you are trying to work off the gallons of beer you consumed last weekend, this run, organized by a hodgepodge of locals gyms, is your answer. Same-day registration is $25 — and it also scores you a t-shirt for bragging rights! Runners kick up their heels at 12:30 pm.
Then it is finally parade time, which for those on the sidelines means a wee bit of walking and a whole lot of drinking! The Celtic cavalcade gets going at Marine Avenue and Third Avenue at 1 pm and will make its way north along Third Avenue until it ends at 67th Street.
At the same time, for stationary celebrants, the “Saint Patty’s Day Parade Party” gets rolling at Baia Bay Ridge (8402 Third Ave. at 84th Street), where you can score $5 Jameson and “wicked little leprechaun” shots, and $7 “fuzzy leprechaun” cocktails, whatever they are.
After the parade, you can unwind at Hunter’s Steak and Ale House (9404 Fourth Ave. between 94th and 95th streets), where the Brooklyn Bards will bring you down to earth with traditional Irish tunes played on guitar and tin whistle. The Bards start serenading the restaurant at 5 pm.
And you can find plenty of Guinness and good times at the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets), where the Irish rockers Shillelagh Law will play a parade after-party at 7 pm.