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St. Patrick's Day events: NYC parades, parties and more celebrations

Shamrocks and green-everything has taken hold, so it's time to think about your St. Patrick's Day plans.

It won't be hard to find drink specials across the city, and there is no shortage of parades. Whether you're looking for a pub crawl, a concert, a parade, a historical tour or a wee bit of silliness, the city has it.

And since the holiday falls on a Sunday (March 17), there's more of a reason to get out and celebrate with a drink, authentic eats, great music and more.

Twists on Irish classics at The Chester (March 16-17)

The Chester is offering a menu of traditional
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The Chester is offering a menu of traditional Irish eats with unique twists, including corned beef and cabbage sliders, Irish nachos with Guinness-infused queso, and green seasonal cocktails like the Irish mule with prices ranging between $15 and $25. (18 Ninth Ave., Manhattan, 646-253-2284, thechester.com)

Corned beef hash for $16 at Boulton & Watt (March 17)

Your St. Paddy's Day brunch doesn't have to
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Your St. Paddy's Day brunch doesn't have to be expensive -- Boulton & Watt is offering corned beef hash with all the fixings for $16. (5 Avenue A., 646-490-6004, boultonandwattnyc.com)

Green chicken wings at Brother Jimmy's (March 11-17)

You read that right -- Brother Jimmy's is
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You read that right -- Brother Jimmy's is offering green-colored chicken wings for St. Paddy's Day for $12 a basket or $22 for a bucket of 20. They'll be served with a Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey barbecue sauce. (416 Eighth Ave. and 181 Lexington Ave., Manhattan, brotherjimmys.com)

Shamrock cupcakes at Sprinkles (through March 17)

For a limited time, Sprinkles will be offering
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For a limited time, Sprinkles will be offering a mint dark chocolate M&M-studded chocolate cupcake with green mint frosting for St. Paddy's Day. In addition, green waffle cones will also be available for those who go for ice cream. ($3.95-$4.95 depending on location, until 10 p.m. on weekdays, until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and until 8 p.m. on Sundays, Manhattan, sprinkles.com)

Green food and drinks at Mustang Harry's (March 11-17)

If you've enjoyed green beer and shamrock shots,
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If you've enjoyed green beer and shamrock shots, you might like what Mustang Harry's has for St. Paddy's this year -- phytoplankton-infused green cuisine. The midtown eatery wants you to hear them out, calling it "an elevated departure" from the typical green foods and drinks that come out at this time of year. On its menu will be the following: shamrock beignets stuffed with corned beef and cabbage; Irish sausage and cod; a fisherman's basket of phytoplankton-and-beer-battered Emerald Isle fish and chips; steamed mussels with Irish sausage; and a "Forty Shades of Green" crushed ice cocktail (named after Johnny Cash's ode to Ireland). Prices range from $10 to $23 for the specials. (352 Seventh Ave., mustangharrys.com)

Baileys Chocolate Mint cupcakes (through March)

For the month of March, those wanting an
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For the month of March, those wanting an extra special treat for St. Paddy's Day can savor a chocolate mint-based cupcake filled with mint chocolate ganache topped with a Bailey's-infused green vanilla frosting, mint chocolate ganache drizzle lattice and mini shamrock confetti at Georgetown Cupcake (111 Mercer St.) for $3.50 each.

Grand Central Terminal celebration (March 11-17)

Grand Central Terminal will celebrate St. Paddy's Day
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Grand Central Terminal will celebrate St. Paddy's Day all week with food and retail specials, including a green nylon watch strap giveaway by Central Watch on March 15. Vineyard Vines will have ties, hats and pants in festive prints and Central Market will offer green beer and corned beef on March 16. Bien Cuit will have traditional Irish soda bread for sale and Central Cellars will offer Irish Whiskey specials. (89 E. 42nd St., grandcentralterminal.com

Shamrock Stroll St. Paddy's Pub Crawl (March 15-17)

If you're looking to get your drink on
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If you're looking to get your drink on St. Patrick's Day weekend, this pub crawl will do the trick. Enjoy drink specials from a slew of bars, including Bar None, PS 450, Raise and Blarney Stone. Pick up your wristband and a map to venues that will get you deals for the extended take on the holiday. (pubcrawls.com)

Corned beef and cabbage at Virgil's Real BBQ (March 17)

For $19.95, get a healthy helping of homemade
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For $19.95, get a healthy helping of homemade Irish corned beef and cabbage with potatoes simmered in corned beef broth at Virgil's. (152 W. 44th St., Manhattan, 212-921-9494, virgilsbbq.com)

'777 Special' at Clinton Hall (March 17)

Clinton Hall's five locations are running specials all
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Clinton Hall's five locations are running specials all day -- $7 Jameson, $7 Guinness, and $7 classic Clinton Hill burgers.

Irish music and cuisine at Porterhouse Brew Co. (March 17)

Enjoy live music from an Irish folk band
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Enjoy live music from an Irish folk band as you munch on housemade soda bread with smoked salmon that was flown in from a small fishery in Ireland, Irish braid bread (made with spinach, potatoes, corned beef all rolled into a puff pastry) with beer cheese. The folk band performs from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. (36 Water St., Manhattan, porterhousebrewconyc.com)

Parklife's Drunken Jenga Competition (March 17)

Try your luck at Parklife's Drunken Jenga Competition
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Try your luck at Parklife's Drunken Jenga Competition with Broadly Entertaining on St. Paddy's Day, which will offer drink and food specials all night. (Free, 7 p.m., 636 Degraw St., Brooklyn, parklifebk.com)

Poetry Brothel: St. Patrick's Day Drag Ball (March 17)

Glam Queen Momo Shade is co-hosting the inaugural
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Glam Queen Momo Shade is co-hosting the inaugural Poetry Brothel, which is an interactive poetry experience set up as an "end of the century" brothel, where poets perform under pseudonyms and offer one-on-one readings of their work in candlelit back rooms for money while the main room has immersive poetry, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, performance art, magic and more. This event is St. Paddy's Day themed. ($50-$250, 6:30 to 11 p.m., The Back Room, 102 Norfolk St., thepoetrybrothel.com

All-day brunch at Brooklyn Cider House (March 17)

It's your lucky day -- Brooklyn Cider House
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It's your lucky day -- Brooklyn Cider House is having brunch all day long on St. Patrick's Day, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with favorites like ciderosa (fresh OJ and Brooklyn Cider House's Bone Dry cider) and rib-eye steak and eggs. There will also be specials -- "Luck of the Irish" (a shot of Jameson and a glass of Brooklyn Cider House cider) for $9, Green Eggs and Ham ($12), Corned Beef and Cabbage ($14 entree, $9 small plate), and lots of green cider ($7-$8).

St. Paddy's Day Brunch at Haven Rooftop (March 16-17)

Head to the top of The Sanctuary Hotel
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Head to the top of The Sanctuary Hotel for a celebratory brunch on Saturday and Sunday, which will feature a green cocktail special, car bombs, Guinness and fish n' chips. (RSVP to events@sanctuaryhotelnyc.com, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 132 W. 47th St., havenrooftop.com)

Irish fare and music at Grace's

The newly opened Irish pub's menu is full
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The newly opened Irish pub's menu is full of family recipes that have been around for generations and updated by chef Dermot Walsh, including soda bread that is baked daily, in-house cured salmon, Guinness beef stew and an Irish cheese board. Weekend brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., which includes a full Irish breakfast and freshly baked scones. If you're looking for Irish entertainment, Grace's has that, too. Every Wednesday, there is a traditional Irish music session beginning at 7:30 p.m. with musicians who rotate weekly. Its St. Patrick's week sessions are on March 12 & 17. (252 W. 14th St., gracesnyc.com)

St. Paddy's Day menu at Lillie's Victorian Establishment (March 17)

Lillie's classic St. Patrick's Day menu is back
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Lillie's classic St. Patrick's Day menu is back with comfort food, including corned beef and cabbage, Irish lamb stew and Irish soda bread. The bar will offer a $15 special for a 20-ounce pint of Guinness with a shot of Jameson. (249 W. 49th St., lilliesnyc.com)

Set sail for St. Patrick's Day (March 16-17)

Classic Harbor Line New York is hosting a
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Classic Harbor Line New York is hosting a St. Paddy's Day brunch cruise set to the sounds of a Celtic bagpipe and Irish fiddler. The menu includes some Irish favorites, including fingerling potatoes O'Brien, corn beef hash, Irish soda bread and more. Drinks include Emerald Isle made with Irish whiskey. ($108, which includes one alcoholic drink and brunch, 10 a.m., Chelsea Piers, sail-nyc.com)

Hornblower is offering two St. Paddy's cruises -- a happy-hour cruise on March 16 and 17, where there will be a live DJ, food, an open bar and more; and the "Rock the Yacht" celebration at 9 p.m., which is a two-hour party with a live DJ and a drink package. The cruises depart from Pier 15 at South Street Seaport. (From $35, 78 South St., Manhattan, hornblowernewyork.com)

Irish gangs of Hell's Kitchen tour (through April 28)

Hidden New York Tours is holding a special
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Hidden New York Tours is holding a special tour for St. Patrick's Day about the Irish gangs of Hell's Kitchen. These groups ruled the neighborhood from as far back as the late 1800s, first with The Gophers and later with the Westies, who kept their business going for nearly 30 years, from about 1960 to 1988. The tour stops at a number of pubs and tenements, including Hellcat Annie's, which used to be Mickey Spillane's headquarters. ($35, various dates and times, the southeast corner of 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, hiddennewyorktours.com)

Bingo Loco (March 17)

This is a bingo night like you've never
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This is a bingo night like you've never experienced. The House of Yes is hosting Bingo Loco, a bingo rave from Ireland, complete with foul-mouthed hosts, DJs, crazy games, dance-offs, confetti and prizes .. and much more. Previous prizes have included a vacation to Las Vegas and Coachella, a convertible car, a lawnmower, 8-foot-tall Teddy bears and a boat. (2 to 6 p.m., 2 Wyckoff Ave.,  eventbrite.com)

Whiskey Wars Tour & Tasting (March 17)

The 19th-century
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The 19th-century "whiskey wars" began when Marines from the Brooklyn Navy Yard cracked down on illegal whiskey being distilled in the city. Explore the city's moonshine past, as well as the industry's resurgence today, on this tour and whiskey tasting with Kings County Distillery, located in the Navy Yard. ($20, 4:30 p.m., BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, eventbrite.com)

Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 24)

Following Mass at the nearby St. Patrick's Church,
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Following Mass at the nearby St. Patrick's Church, Bay Ridge's 26th 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. This year's grand marshal is Sister Febronia Loewenstein. (bayridgestpatricksday.com)

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