St. Patricks Day in NYC

It’s time for that Gaelic pride! The New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade is one of the best (and most fun) parades in the world.  Let’s just say, the Irish know how to do it!  This Saturday, March 17th, the parade will start right outside the doors of The Roosevelt Hotel at 45th Street.  It begins at 11:00 am and marches up Fifth Avenue, past St. Patrick’s Cathedral and ends near the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 86th Street about 4:30pm.  Along the way will be lost of green and lots of shouting and, of course, the blaring of bagpipes!

There are tons of great Irish pubs and restaurants in Midtown, but there is no better place to begin parade festivities than at Vander Bar.  Located at the start of the parade, Vander Bar will open its doors at 10am for those  parade goers who want to get an early start.  Corned Beef and Cabbage will definitely be on the menu, along with great drink specials.  It wouldn’t be a party without a specialty cocktail list with some great themed cocktails like…

Blarney Stone
Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Grand Marnier, Bitters

Wild Irish Rose
Jameson 1780 Irish Whiskey, Peach liqueur, Orange Juice, sweet & sour, over ice with a cherry & orange slice

Plus more..

Another must-see at the hotel is the annual bag pipers performance by the Rockland County AOH Edward V. Larkin Memorial Pipe Band in the hotel lobby at 11:30pm and again at 1pm. This annual tradition is always a treat for guests, associates and local patrons and we welcome all to join us.  Grab a seat at the lobby bar, the Madison Club Lounge, for a Guinness and a front row seat to the show!

Can’t make it to the parade? You can watch it live online at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the highlights!

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