St. Patrick’s Day is one of New York City’s oldest celebrations — and one of the best. You’ll never run out of things to do during this Irish festival, where culture and fun abound. If you want to get in on the fun but don't want to travel all the way to the city, Capstone IT has compiled the most authentic and most exciting experiences in Rochester for you! Make this year’s St. Paddy’s Day ultra memorable by checking out these events:
Irish dance performance by the Rochester Academy of Irish Dance Music
St. Patrick’s Day is a source of pride to Irish immigrants in New York, and what better way to celebrate it than getting in touch with Irish culture? On March 15, two days before St. Patrick’s, head over to the Penfield Public Library at 1985 Baird Road to witness an authentic Irish jig performance. It starts at 3:15 PM and lasts for an hour — just enough to warm you up before the feast gets in full swing later in the week. Don’t miss out on this special event; add it to your calendar now.
ShamROC at the Penthouse
It’s not an Irish celebration without ale and lager, so if you’re 21 and above, come down to The Penthouse at One East Avenue (11th Floor, 1 East Avenue, Rochester) on March 14. We start the party early: doors open at 10:30 AM! Quench your thirst with specialty cocktails, Irish coffee, shamrock shakes, and more — plus enjoy live music by Hall Pass and Sisters of Murphy. And when your belly starts rumbling, food for purchase by The Hideaway is also available at the venue. Get your tickets now for $15 — they will be $20 at the door.
Rochester Parade Day Bar Crawl
Eight hours. Six bars. No cover. With an expected attendance of over 2,000, the Rochester Parade Day Bar Crawl is shaping up to be the biggest party in town. If you’d rather get on the move than lounge in a bar, then don your green attire and get ready to bar hop and sample the different beverages Rochester has to offer! The party kicks off at Axes & Ales (349 East Avenue, Rochester) at 10:00 AM on March 14. It’s one of the hottest gigs in town, so grab your tickets before they sell out.
Luck of the Irish 3.17 Mile (5K)
The 2020 Luck of the Irish 3.17 Mile (5K) is an advocacy event organized by Moon Joggers. It’s a virtual race, which means you can choose your starting point and set your own course. You can run, walk, or jog anytime in March — just report your own time to the organizers. Fifteen percent of every registration fee will go to a chosen organization, and this year, the run’s beneficiary is the National Hemophilia Foundation. Register today.
St. Patrick’s Henna Tattoo Event
If you’re the type to wear your heart on your sleeve, then get ready to brandish your Irish pride with safe henna tattoos! These temporary tats typically last for one to three weeks — which means you can wear them all the way to St. Paddy’s Day. You can even match them with your parade outfit! The ink session with guest artist Theresa Keyser starts at 12:30 PM on March 14. Get your tickets now for $15 apiece.
St. Patrick's Day-Themed Cupcake Decorating Class
Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration for the whole family? Then this one’s for you. Kids as young as six may participate in this one-hour cupcake decorating activity, although all children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Each participant gets six cupcakes to decorate, and you can even bring your baked goods home! Although this one isn’t in Rochester but in Clarence, the drive will surely be worth it. Registration fee is $30 per participant. Reserve a slot here.
Take a breather this St. Patrick’s Day — you deserve it. And don’t worry about your technology; Capstone IT got you covered. We offer 24/7/365 proactive protection to businesses in the Flower City, so you can step back and relax. We also provide highly responsive computer IT network support, strategic guidance, managed services, and cloud services to organizations in the surrounding areas like Buffalo and Western New York. Schedule a free consultation with our experts today.