The Hamptons are home to one of the greatest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the Northeast, but Montauk’s famous parade isn’t the only place to observe the holiday and rejoice in everything Irish on the Twin Forks. Locals will be wearing green, imbibing in Ireland’s favorite libations and delving a bit deeper into the country’s rich culture and history all weekend.
Here are a few ideas beyond the standard parades and pubs most already know and love. Want more? Check out our Calendar.
Saturday, March 16
Montauk Chamber of Commerce Pot ‘O Gold Treasure Hunt
Main Street, Montauk
A brand new kids’ event for St. Patrick’s weekend! The Montauk Chamber is hosting its inaugural Pot ‘O Gold Treasure Hunt for kids ages 6–11. Captain Kid’s Toy Shop is providing prizes for all who find their treasures and there will be additional prizes for the team that finishes first. Register in advance at the Chamber’s office, call 631-668-2429 and ask for Pat, or email email@example.com.
Lucky the Leprechaun Visits the Quogue Library
90 Quogue Street, Quogue
Children are invited to meet Lucky the Leprechaun! Don’t forget your camera to take pictures. Snacks will be served and Irish themed games played. Please call the library at 631-653-4224 ext. 4 to let them know you’re coming. quoguelibrary.org
Irish Cheer and Pints of Beer at Waters Crest Winery
22355 County Road 48, Unit 6, Cutchogue
Meet Montauk Brewing Company—one of the hottest new craft beer makers on the East End—and taste their wares at Waters Crest Winery. The guys will be on hand at the winery with their latest Irish Red, along with plenty of other pints and pulled pork sliders. The winery will also be pouring Montauk Brewing Company’s Driftwood Ale (an American style ESB) and a brand new, never before poured on East End, ale called East Bound Brown. Brewmaster Joe Sullivan will also create a delicious one of a kind blend using MBC’s tasty brews, for all to sample. There will be lots of good old Irish merriment to go around! $15, $10 for club members. RSVP required to Waters Crest Winery, call 631-734-5065.
Irish Voices: In Song, Poetry and Prose
Shelter Island Historical Society
Havens House Barn, 16 Ferry South Road, Shelter Island
A St. Patrick’s celebration of Ireland’s greatest wordsmiths, directed by Carol Galligan in the historic Havens House Barn. Adults: $20; Children under 16: $10 shelterislandhistorical.org
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Custer Institute
7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Custer Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road Southold
Relish in a home cooked Irish feast prepared by Chef Chuck O’Cardona (feel free to bring your favorite dish or dessert to add to the meal) at Custer, then sit back for some after-dinner stargazing. Suggested Donation: $20 members, $25 non-members, $10 students, $5 kids under 14. Call 631-765-2626. custerobservatory.org
Erin Go Mardi Gras Party at Bay Street Theatre
Bay Street Theatre, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor
Dance to Joe Lauro’s Hoodoo Loungers and East End favorite Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks! These bands will deliver a wide range of sounds and good times, right off Long Wharf in the heart of Sag Harbor. Dress in your best St Pat’s Mardi Gras Finery! Tickets are $25 or $15 in advance (purchased at the box office or online). 631-725-9500, baystreet.org
St. Paddy’s Day at Southampton Publick House
6–9 p.m. Saturday, 5–8 p.m. Sunday
40 Bowden Square, Southampton
Enjoy a traditional Irish menu all weekend long at Southampton’s popular microbrewery and resto pub. Knock back Sullivan’s Irish Ale and Cream Stout draft specials, and Jameson drink specials. Live entertainment from by AM Radio and Keyboard Charly on both Saturday and Sunday. Come early to get a free St. Patty’s Day T-shirt designed by local artist Adam Baranello, participate in contests to win other prizes! Battle it out for best Irish jig, best dressed, best Irish step dance and best pub singer. Join DJ Brian in the Taproom on Saturday night for the after party starting at 9 p.m. Call 631-283-2800. publick.com
Sunday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day!)
St. Paddy’s Bowling at The All Star
Saturday: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday: 7 p.m. to close
96 Main Road, Riverhead
Stroll on down to The All Star on St. Patrick’s weekend for Leprechaun Bombs, family bowling and drink and food specials galore! Unlimited bowling and free shoe rental, green bagels and coffee for just $18 ($15 for kids). The All Star is also airing the NCAA bracket selections for those too… ahem… “tired” to bowl.
From Galway to Graceland:
Featuring the Maclean Avenue Band & Emerald Fire Dancers
Suffolk Theater, 118 Main Street, Riverhead
McLean Avenue has worked with Emerald Fire for many years now, so when they hit the stage together it comes alive! The band is an eclectic mix of musicians that blend to create a dynamic, vibrant and memorable musical experience for audiences everywhere. Dublin born Emerald Fire Dance director and choreographer Joanna Barr presents traditional Irish dance on the most appropriate day of the year. Expect this professional, talented and extremely entertaining lineup to bring the very best in Irish, country, rock and pop music, along with thrilling dance! 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com
The Celtic Tenors at WHBPAC
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street
Straight from Ireland, these incredibly hip and handsome lads are as authentic as the grass is green. Excelling in tight three-part harmonies and quick-witted banter—delivered with their Irish brogues and charming good humor—these international phenoms are taking the public by storm with a new style of cool never before seen on the classical stage. Grab your kilts, shine your shamrocks and enjoy an eclectic mix of classical Irish, folk and pop music in this special St. Patty’s Day performance. 631-288-1500, whbpac.org