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Talk Like a Pirate Day in NYC: Where you can celebrate

Arrr! Get your swords and sea chanteys ready: Friday, Sept. 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day.

While some can simply change their Facebook language to pirate, NYC offers plenty for the pirates inside all of us.

If you want to get into the spirit, we've rounded up some events around the city and some pirate-themed places where your costume and voice will not be out of place.

Krispy Kreme Talk Like a Pirate

If you talk like a pirate at Krispy
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If you talk like a pirate at Krispy Kreme, you will be treated to a free doughnut. If DRESS like a pirate (no weapons allowed), you will receive one dozen free glazed donuts.

New York has one Krispy Kreme, located in Penn Station on the Amtrak level. For more information, go to krispykreme.com/pirate.

Heavy Seas Beer

Celebrate with Heavy Seas Beer at Pine Box
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Celebrate with Heavy Seas Beer at Pine Box Rock Shop in East Williamsburg, where a cask will be tapped at 6 pm. The cask tapping will occur at participating breweries up and down the East Coast, with the goal of being the largest simultaneous cask tapping in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Get your puns ready: Heavy Seas will publish the best pirate jokes submitted to them on social media -- and the best joker gets a prize! For more information, go to hsbeer.com/itlapd-blogpost/.

Annual NYC Pirate Ride

Motorcycle fans have a chance to celebrate too.
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Motorcycle fans have a chance to celebrate too. Biker Entourage, a group that describes itself as a "gonzo motorcycling think-thank with an outside-the-box ethos," will be holding a pirate ride where all participants are encouraged to ride in full pirate gear. The ride kicks off on Friday at the Ear Inn at 326 Spring Street at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, go to bikerentourage.com

Sing Like a Pirate

The Folk Music Society of NY is holding
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The Folk Music Society of NY is holding "Sing Like a Pirate" at 7:30 p.m. at OSA Hall, 220 23rd St., suite 707. "Sea chanteys are one of the easiest and most fun types of traditional folk music to get into," said Folk Music Society President Evy Mayer in a press release. Wearing a pirate costume is optional -- although there will be prizes for the best get-up. Admission is "any pieces of silver one might wish to spare."

For more information, call 718-549-1344 or go to folkmusicny.org/#pirate.

Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

For the kids, head to Seaside Wildlife Nature
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For the kids, head to Seaside Wildlife Nature Park on Staten Island, which has a pirate-themed playground. The pirate-themed outfits will not be out-of-place at all!

For more information, go to nycgovparks.org/parks/seaside-wildlife-nature-park.

Gambrinus Seafood Cafe

This Russian sushi restaurant in Brighton Beach has
Photo Credit: Facebook / Gambrinus Seafood Restaurant

This Russian sushi restaurant in Brighton Beach has a massive pirate ship for a bar. We assume a little pirate speak is pretty common here, especially after a few drinks.

For more information, go to gambrinusny.com.

Wicked Willy's

Named after pirate Wicked Willy's, this Greenwich Village
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Named after pirate Wicked Willy's, this Greenwich Village bar is perfect for pirate enthusiasts any day of the week. Located at 149 Bleecker Street, visitors should be prepared to drink plenty of rum.

For more information, go to wickedwillys.com.

PirateCon

Keep the pirate spirit going until Saturday with
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Keep the pirate spirit going until Saturday with PirateCon. Similar to SantaCon, PirateCon is celebrates the city's best pirate dressers (and includes drinking). PirateCon requires all participants to "dress like seafaring bandits," "talk like seafaring bandits"--and recommend you "don't be that pirate. Your friends want to have fun, not bail you out of jail or take you to the hospital."

PirateCon will be held Saturday. The exact locations will be released 24 hours ahead on the group's Facebook page. For more information, go to facebook.com/groups/116752008409818/.

Bonus! Medieval Festival

Okay, the Medieval Festival is not until Sept.
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Okay, the Medieval Festival is not until Sept. 28. But if you don't want to give up being a pirate JUST yet, head to Fort Tyrone Park at 11:30 a.m. You'll feel like you're back in the Middle Ages and there will even be jousting between four knights on horseback. While not EXCLUSIVELY for pirates, your costume will most likely be welcome.

For more information, go to whidc.org/festival

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