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Your lucky days! The borough’s best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s

Stepping up: The National Dance Company of Ireland will perform a two-hour extravaganza of song and dance on March 15 at Onstage at Kingsborough.
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Brooklyn is going green!

Saint Patrick’s Day will fall on a Sunday this year, which means a full weekend of Celtic celebrations! We have found some of Brooklyn’s finest shindigs honoring the Emerald Isle, in order to help you plan your holiday!

Erin go bros

Start your St. Paddy’s celebration a week early with the five-piece band the Cogan Brothers and Mark Farley, who will perform traditional Irish ballads at an afternoon bash supported by Coney Island Brewery.

The Cogan Brothers and Mark Farley at Hamilton’s [2826 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. at E. Fourth Street in Windsor Terrace, (718) 438–0488, www.hamiltonsbrooklyn.com]. March 10 at 4 pm. Free.

Rhythm nation

The National Dance Company of Ireland will roll out a two-hour extravaganza of song and step dancing in “Rhythm of the Dance.” The show uses 22 step dancers, three tenors, and a live band to bring the audience on a journey through Irish history, from ancient mythology in the Old Country to the mass emigration to New York City’s glistening skyscrapers.

“Rhythm of the Dance” at On Stage at Kingsborough [2001 Oriental Boulevard at Quentin Street in Manhattan Beach, (718) 368–5596, www.onstageatkingsborough.org]. March 15 at 8 pm. $32–$34.

Red hot

Instead of green beer and Pogues cover bands, go where the classiness is up and the clothes are down! The annual all-redheads burlesque spectacular known as “Nasty Canasta’s St. Patrick’s Day for Sinners” returns to Gowanus on March 16, and the night promises to be an alternative to drunken douchebaggery. The evening will star Nasty Canasta, assisted by Rita N Wink, and feature performances by burlesque beauties Clara Coquette, Dandy Dillinger, Francine the Lucid Dream, Gal Friday, Gin Minsky, Pearls Daily, and Tigger.

“Nasty Canasta’s St. Patrick’s Day for Sinners” at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com). March 16 at 8 pm. $15–$30.

Gaelic grub

Start your St. Patrick’s Day off right at Fort Hamilton’s Community Club, which will host an Irish-themed brunch. Don’t forget to wear green (and to bring photo identification so you can get on the base)!

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch at Fort Hamilton MWR [207 Sterling Dr. at Grimes Road in Bay Ridge, (718) 765–7368, hamilton.armymwr.com]. March 17; 11 am–2 pm. Free.

Brogue brunch

Bushwick’s prime cider spot will host an all-day brunch with Irish-themed additions to its menu, including “Luck of the Irish” — a shot of Jameson and a glass of house cider — along with green eggs and ham, corned beef and cabbage, and streams of green cider!

St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Brooklyn Cider House [1100 Flushing Ave. at Varick Avenue in Bushwick, (347) 295–0308, www.brooklynciderhouse.com]. March 17; 11 am–11 pm. Free.

Young talent

Singer and songwriter Ryan O’Shaughnessy was Ireland’s entry to the Eurovision Songcontest in 2018, an annual European competition which has produced notables such as ABBA and Celine Dion. You can discover Ryan’s pop catalog and sing along to Irish classics at this music-filled afternoon, presented by Eurovision and New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers.

Ryan O’Shaugnessy at C’mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave. at Clifton Place in Bedford-Stuyvesant, www.cmoneverybody.com). March 16; 3–7 pm. Free.

A Wicked time

If you want to hear some classic Irish anthems while you sip a perfect pint of Guinness, head to the Wicked Monk in Bay Ridge, where local act the Canny Brothers Band will play Irish rebel and freedom songs, along with Celtic and bluegrass tunes. There will also be an earlier Irish session at the pub that anyone can join, starting around 2:30 pm.

The Canny Brothers Band at the Wicked Monk [9510 Third Ave. at 95th Street in Bay Ridge, (347) 497–5152, www.wickedmonk.com]. March 17 at 5 pm. Free.

Shamrock out!

Come on out to see Too-Rye-Ay, a tribute band for the Brit outfit Dexys Midnight Runners, who mixed Irish influences with soul. The cover band, fronted by vocalist Ted Leo, will delve into the Dexys catalog tonight, including the smash hit “Come on Eileen” as well as deep cuts from the 1970s and 1980s.

Too-Rye-Ay at the Bell House [149 Seventh Street, between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. March 17 at 6 pm. $15.

Seeing double!

Unlike other boroughs, Brooklyn is lucky to have two St. Patrick’s parades a week apart, so Kings Countians can go green twice! The first is in Park Slope on March 17, and it sets off at Prospect Park West and 15th Street, traveling in a circle back to its origin. The Bay Ridge parade will kick off on March 24 at Third Avenue and Marine Avenue.

Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade (starts at Prospect Park West and 15th Street in Park Slope, www.brooklynstpatricksparade.com). March 17 at 1 pm. Free.

Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade (starts at Marine Avenue and Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, www.bayridgestpatricksday.com). March 24 at 1 pm. Free.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Posted 12:00 am, March 5, 2019
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