Items tagged with 'St Patrick's Day'
St. Patrick's Day is a big holiday in the Capital Region -- there will be various celebrations throughout the upcoming weekend.
So, here are a bunch of local ways to celebrate the holiday over the next week. From the parades, to food and drink, to music for the time of year where everyone is Irish, if only for a day.
I'm interested in the best place to get corned beef and cabbage in the Capital District - preferably in or close to Schenectady would be a bonus since that's where I live.
Also - somewhere where one can eat corned beef and cabbage without having to deal with people who have been drinking green beer since the early A.M.
There are a more than a few options this time of year. So if you have a favorite, please share!
By the way: St. Patrick's Day or not, cabbage is very New York State.
It was an excellent weekend for parading.
Sebastien's sent along a few photos from the St. Patrick's Day parade in Albany. (Yes, in black-and-white -- he was feeling a bit contrarian.) Be sure to check out his entire set.
A few other sets worth a look:
+ MIKECNY's set has a lot of good parade photos.
+ And Bennett documented the day a bit differently.
North Albany: After the jump, video from North Albany parade by YouTube user BillyOrbit...
Last St. Patrick's Day was a memorable one, to say the least, but for all the wrong reasons. It's a great holiday -- just one better celebrated without destruction, arrests, and bunch of other regrettable behavior. The celebration shouldn't leave an unsightly pockmark on a city and region with a proud Irish history.
So, to help reset the course of St. Patrick's Day in the Capital Region, here are a bunch of local ways to celebrate the holiday. From music, to food and drink, dance, history, and shopping, use this guide to make the most of the time of year where everyone is Irish, if only for a day.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we thought it would be fun to have a limerick contest. And to make it a bit more interesting, we put up a $20 gift certificate to the Ginger Man as a prize.
The results are now in! Daniel Nester -- author, poet, professor, admirer of things inappropriate -- was nice enough to serve as the judge. His selection -- plus the Editors' pick and all the entries -- after the jump.
Thanks to everyone who entered!
Okay, we know -- as a form of poetry, the limerick appears to be only tangentially connected to Ireland. But we're presenting it here as a way to get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day without the need for rioting. And you people are just so clever, we know you'll come up with something great.
Our limerick contest will be judged by Daniel Nester. He's a poet himself -- and we have a feeling he's enjoyed a limerick or two. (Did they ever involve a small island off the coast of Massachusetts? We wouldn't rule it out.)
And yes, there shall be a prize. How's a $20 gift certificate to the Ginger Man strike you?
Rules -- and a few sample limericks -- after the jump.
Irisira emails with timely question:
My boss thought it would be fun for those of us of Irish descent to share some goodies with the rest of the office on March 17. I volunteered to bring in soda bread (because I love it and wanted to see it represented), but I'm not sure where the best place to buy it is!
I figured you guys would be good to ask, especially since I'm not going to be the only one jonesing for soda bread on 3/17.
Got a suggestion for Irisira? Please share!
photo: Flickr user J Wynia
The photo above is from a nice photoset by Sebastien from the St. Patrick's Day parade in Albany over the weekend. A few more are after the jump -- and, of course, the photoset linked above has many more.
Also: Flicker user MIKECNY has also posted a parade set -- it includes some good people shots.