White Plains goes green this weekend for the on Saturday, March 10, as residents honor Irish culture and the Irish spirit.
The parade kicks off at noon at the intersection of Mamaroneck Ave and Old Mamaroneck Rd., then goes down to Main Street in front of .
After taking in the musical performers and traveling floats, you can continue the celebration at many different venues in the city—on a "cultural tour" of participating White Plains establishments.
Later, at 6:30 p.m., you can join a “A Friendly Gathering” in honor of a meaningful foundation.
Open from 11:30 a.m. on parade day, the Sports Page will offer special Irish food menu items including: Shepard’s pie, corned beef sandwiches, fish and chips, Irish Nachos and more. Wash it down with a selection of Irish beers like Harp, Guinness and Smithwicks while listening to live bagpipers. Free parking for any checks over $25.
These side-by-side restaurants at 166 Mamaroneck Ave are popular post-parade hangouts. They will offer Guinness stew, corned beef sandwiches, entrees and more. Bands from the parade and bag-pipers will come to play there, as well as performances by Irish step-dancers. There are also family-friendly dining areas upstairs. Open from 11 a.m. on Saturday.
This establishment welcomes all parade-goers—doors open at 10 a.m. There will be Irish music and food specials including Irish bacon, corned beef and cabbage. There will be a DJ later on in the evening and dancing too.
This opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday, with food being offered from 11 a.m.—items like lamb stew, fish & chips, Shepard’s pie, corned beef and cabbage and of course Irish coffee. Check out the live Irish music as well.
At 201 E. Post Road, this stop on your post-parade afternoon will include an Irish buffet, where kids under twelve can eat for free. There will be special $3 Guinness beer and specials on Scotch. Also, a U2 cover band, Unforgettable Fire, will perform live from 3-5 p.m.
On Saturday from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Kearney Gymnasium on the , A Friendly Gathering Irish is hosted by RDC—a non-profit organization that offers counseling services.
The Msgr. Ed O’Brien Community Service Award will be given to Peace Outside Campus, The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation, for their dedication to promoting peaceful and safe living environments in off-campus college communities nationwide. Lindsey Marie Bonistall, a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy High School, lost her life to violent crime in 2005; the organization was founded in her honor.
The Friendly Gathering features a corned beef and cabbage dinner, Irish songs by premier Sligo-style fiddler, Brian Conway, and his group with Liz McNicholls, and a performance by The O’Rourke Academy of Irish Dance as well as a live auction.
Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door; seniors: $30 in advance/$35 at the door. Reservations are recommended: 798-1106.
Other participants in the White Plains Business Improvement District “Cultural Tour” following the parade include:
- , 175 Marmaroneck Ave
- , 15 Shapham Pl.
- , 161 Mamaroneck Ave.
- , 165 Mamaroneck Ave.
- , 199 E. Post Road
- , 154 Mamaroneck Ave.
- , 152 Mamaroneck Ave. Ron Blacks, 181 Mamaroneck Ave.
- , 171 Main St.