Senior living communities nationwide that use Rendever – a virtual reality program built to help reduce social isolation among seniors through shared experiences – are taking their residents to the best Irish places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, including McSorley’s on New York’s lower east side. Rendever is overcoming social isolation through the power of virtual reality andRead more..
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Tourism Ireland has created a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with the Global Greening Initiative where buildings, landmarks, and historical sites will be illuminated green to celebrate Ireland’s National Day. This year the tradition continues with more sites around the world being illuminated green than ever before and we cannot wait to see them all. TourismRead more..
The 2021 New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. The Parade is the oldest and largest parade in the world and has marched on the streets of New York City every year since 1762, fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence that established the United States ofRead more..
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:00 pm EST, 8:00 pm Ireland The New York Irish Center Presents: History Loves A Parade An online Salute to 260 Years of the New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Explore key milestones of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in North America from Colonial times to the present. Featuring archival imagesRead more..
The greening of the Chicago River for St. Patrick’s Day is a tradition that started in 1962. This year it was announced that the river would not be dyed green but Mayor Lori Lightfoot reversed that decision and allowed the river to dyed green in the early morning of March 13, 2021. The river wasRead more..
Pat Fenton takes us back to an earlier time of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on 17th Street in Prospect Park, Brooklyn when the Irish bars overflowed with families, friends, food, and music. It is a time Pat remembers fondly as he not only celebrated St. Patrick’s Day but also his birthday. Happy St. Patrick’s DayRead more..
Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative will celebrate its 12th year on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 with sites all over the world going green on St. Patrick’s Day. The first Global Greening initiative took place on March 17, 2010 with the iconic Sydney Opera House being illuminated green. Since then sites all over the world haveRead more..
A Proclamation on Irish-American Heritage Month, 2021 On Monday March 1, 2021 President Joe Biden proclaimed March as Irish American Heritage Month to honor the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants living in the United States. Irish American Heritage Month was first celebrated by a proclamation in 1991 by President George H.W.Read more..
It was the first time that I knew the full weight of Irish America. Coming from a small country with few people, it’s difficult for an immigrant to grasp that in a place as big as America, the Irish could wield such power. I’m talking about the first Irish-American Presidential Forum in 1992. It wasRead more..
Some of the biggest and best parades celebrating Ireland’s patron saint actually take place in America. New York may have the largest parade in the country, but it’s followed closely by Savannah, Georgia. And while the Boston parade has a long history, the Holyoke, Massachusetts parade rivals it for its sheer color and gaiety. Here’sRead more..