Entertainment Irish parades, pubs and events in Brooklyn By Keira Alexander email@example.com Updated February 29, 2016 3:31 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email There’s no need to be Irish by blood to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit -- and no need to wait until March 17 either. Brooklyn, the most Irish borough -- tens of thousands have emigrated from The Emerald Isle to its nabes since the 19th century -- has a lot of Irish to offer, with special events taking place all month, in addition to some of the city’s oldest Irish watering holes. Scroll through for some of our picks. Nitehawk Cinema's 'Irish Thrills' Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Every Saturday and Sunday in March, Nitehawk is presenting classic films with Irish stars. See Colin Farrell in the dark comedy "In Bruges" (19 & 20) or the Neo-noir classic "The Usual Suspects" with Gabriel Byrne (26 & 27). 136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, 718-782-8370 Pubs Photo Credit: Farrell’s Bar & Grill via Facebook Irish Haven This place is so Irish that Martin Scorsese filmed scenes from the Boston-set mob movie "The Departed" here. 5721 Fourth Ave., Sunset Park, 718-439-9893 Farrell's Bar & Grill A Windsor Terrace landmark, Farrell's has been a home-away-from-home for Irish immigrants since it opened in 1933. Among its oft-told folklore, the first woman to be served at the bar after much protest was Shirley MacLaine in the '70s. 215 Prospect Park West, Windsor Terrace, 718-788- 8779 The Wicked Monk Take a pilgrimage to this monastery-themed watering hole, which hosts live Irish Seisiuns most Sundays, as well as on St. Patty's Day itself. 9510 Third Ave., Bay Ridge, 347-497-5152 Parades Photo Credit: Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade via Facebook Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day Parade Celebrating its 41st year, the Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day Parade will this year step off at Prospect Part West and 15th Street at 1 p.m. March 20. brooklynstpatricksdayparade.com Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade Following Mass at the nearby St. Patrick's Church, Bay Ridge's 23rd annual parade will step off from Marine Avenue and Third Avenue around 1 p.m. It is then set to travel down Third Avenue to 67th Street. March 20. bayridgestpatricksday.com By Keira Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.