STATEN ISLAND — Get your green clothes and pints of Guinness ready.
From sing-a-longs, to beer tastings and a even a House of Pain cover band, Staten Islanders are planning to celebrate in style.
The island's annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Forest Avenue will be on Sunday and will feature bagpipes, Irish step dancing and more, according to the borough president’s office.
The parade will start at 12 p.m. at Forest and Hart avenues, and run for two-miles until Jewett Avenue.
If you’re looking to keep the party going after the parade, or get into the spirit before, check out these events around the borough over the weekend.
Bob Conroy & Norm Pederson Go Irish Concert at Guyon Tavern
Start the weekend with some Irish music on Friday at Guyon Tavern, in Historic Richmond Town. Bob Conroy and Norm Pederson will put their own spin on traditional Irish stories and tunes. Show times are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., tickets are $10. To check ticket availability call 718-351-1611 ext. 281.
Sing-along with Patrick! at the Staten Island Children’s Museum
Children’s musician Patrick Rafferty will be on hand at the Staten Island Children’s Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday to lead an Irish-themed sing-along. Children can bring their own instruments, or use one of Rafferty’s, to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Event is free with admission.
Irish Pub Dinner and Beer Tasting at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island
Visit the Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore St., after the parade for Irish food, beer and poetry readings. The event will start at 5 p.m. and feature a beer tasting and a family buffet of Irish food. After dinner, visitors can enjoy a “poetry smack down” featuring Malachi McCormick, Marguerite M. Rivas and more. Price is $6 for children, $12 for adult, $25 for a family of four. Reservations and payments can be made after Sunday services at 12:00 p.m., or call (718) 447-2204 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick’s Day at the Full Cup
The Full Cup, 388 Van Duzer St., will be hosting a free St. Patrick’s Day concert starting at 4 p.m. Sunday. The party will feature corned beef, cabbage and potatoes and will feature local band The Melonfarmers playing House of Pain songs. The night will also feature a super group of Staten Island musicians playing traditional Irish songs.
The Happy Tones at Killmeyer’s Old Bavarian Inn
If you want to stay on the south shore but want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, head down to Killmeyer’s Old Bavarian Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Road, for food and music. They’ll be serving traditional Irish food all weekend, and on Sunday will have the Happy Tones polka band playing traditional Irish folk tunes in lederhosen.