St. Patrick’s Events

Saturday, March 4

The 22nd Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with more than 3,000 participants, kicks off rain or shine at 1 p.m. along Route 9D in Wappingers Falls. For a map and lineup, see

Sunday, March 5

The Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison will host a free Irish dance performance at 2 p.m. by students from the Kelly Oster School of Irish Dance. At West Point’s Eisenhower Hall Theatre, Rhythm of the Dance will take the stage at 3 p.m. Tickets are $40 at

Saturday, March 11

The annual Parade of Green will be held on Main Street in Beacon starting at 11 a.m. See In Peekskill, the Paramount Theater presents Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $35. See

Stinson’s Hub at 439 Fishkill Ave. in Beacon will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from 1 p.m. to midnight with an appearance by the Hudson Highlands Pipe Band from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and pints and pancakes from 9 a.m. to noon.

The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Peekskill will kick off at 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 12

The Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison will host its annual corned beef and cabbage buffet at about 12:30 p.m. (after the 11 a.m. liturgy at the Chapel of our Lady of the Atonement). The buffet is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 and older. (Children ages 5 and younger are free.) Call 845-424-2111 for reservations.

At the Paramount Hudson Valley, Celtic Crossings with Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney will share “an evening of Celtic tranquility” at 3 p.m. to benefit the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement at Graymoor. Guests include Geraldine Branagan and the Irish Pops Ensemble. Tickets are $30 to $55.

Friday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day)

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum invites children to its program on St. Patrick’s Day Snakes at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Cornwall. It begins at 6 p.m. See The Butterfield Library in Cold Spring will host a St. Patrick’s Day edition of its monthly Minecraft Mania at 6:30 p.m.

Joe’s Irish Pub at 455 Main St. in Beacon will have live Irish music all day and corned beef and cabbage from noon to 6 p.m.

A free St. Patrick’s Day dance party will take place at 8 p.m. at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Route 9 in Cold Spring, with a group lesson at 7 p.m. Call 845-424-6353.

The New McKrells will perform their Celtic-influenced “folkgrass” at the Towne Crier at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. The following week, on March 18, the Irish family band Clancy Tradition will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. See

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