You don’t have to wait until March to celebrate (and drink) in the name of Irish heritage! Pack a green shirt and head to Long Beach for the annual Irish Day festival, held this year on Oct. 5.
Officially the “St. Brendan the Navigator Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival” it’s known to locals as simply Irish Day. The Ancient Order of Hibernians will be hosting the festival’s 30th year in Long Beach, located less than an hour from Manhattan by train.
The festival kicks off with a parade at 11 am at Washington Boulevard and W. Beech St. Arrive on an empty stomach so you can enjoy Irish food staples, like corned beef. The street will be the site of vendors, music, rides and food until 5pm.
The city will also present a Kids Fun Zone for the little ones from noon until 4pm. The designated zone will be held at West School on Maryland Avenue. Kids can enjoy rides, games, a live DJ, and more. $5 per child under 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of rain, the kids zone will be held inside the gym of West school.
Looking for a weekend away from it all? Make a weekend out of it and enjoy the sites of Long Beach, located just outside the city.
Allegria Hotel is located right near the action and is the only luxury hotel on the boardwalk. It fuses timeless sophistication with a chic beach vibe. Book your room with us for a weekend of rest, relaxation and a wee bit of revelry. Dine at Atlantica on the Ocean, which sits on the iconic boardwalk, or amidst the buzz of a fashionable crowd at L'Onda Lounge.