5 Weekend Events Not To Miss

Every week Long Island Pulse editors help you plan your weekend. From Montauk to Manhattan these are the events you can’t miss. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using #LIPulse.


What: The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Where: 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street
When: Saturday, March 17, 11am-5pm
Why Go: Head to Midtown for the 257th celebration of Irish culture. See more than 150,000 marchers and enjoy the sounds of bagpipes. Afterwards, head to an Irish bar near the parade. We have you covered with five awesome onesClick to go

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What: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Mirabelle Tavern
Where: Mirabelle Tavern (150 Main Street)
When: Saturday, March 17, 12-3pm
Why Go: Enjoy Irish specialties like corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread and Irish lamb meatballs at Chef Guy Reuge’s spot. It’s $22 for two courses, $27 for three courses and an additional $9 for Irish beer pairings. Reservations are recommended. Click to go


What: The Beach Boys
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury (960 Brush Hollow Road)
When: Saturday, March 17, 7:30pm
Why Go: Have a musical night to remember. Sing along to some of your favorite tunes from this famous rock band. Click to go


What: Dessert Goals
Where: Sound River Studios (4-40 44th Drive)
When: Saturday, March 17-Sunday, March 18, 12-6pm
Why Go: Enjoy desserts all day long at this tasty event. Expect more than 20 vendors including Tipsy Scoop, Bar Pa Tea and Danny Macaroons. General admission is $17. There’s also an option for the “extra sugar rush” ticket for $35, which comes with 30 more minutes of indulging and a gift bag. Click to go


What: Mac & Cheese Smackdown
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street)
When: Sunday, March 18, 2-8pm
Why Go: Yup, this is really a thing. Time Out New York is bringing New York City’s best restaurants together for a mac & cheese competition. Try different twists of this classic dish along with booze and music. Tickets range from $45-$65. Click to go

anna halkidis

anna halkidis

Anna Halkidis is a senior web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.