Irish eyes are smiling

Grab your pipes and don your green, for Irish eyes are smiling and celebrating New York City’s oldest parade — St. Patrick’s Day — on March 17.

New York celebrates the saint from the Emerald Isle with a grand parade kicking off at 44th Street and working its way up Fifth Avenue, passing St. Patrick’s Cathedral and ending on E. 79th Street.

The pipes are piping, the drummers drumming, and the banners are flying high. All eyes will be smiling along the route to enjoy the annual parade.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, from 11 am to 5 pm. Free.

Kick off (44th Street and Fifth Avenue in Midtown and ending at E. 79th Street and Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side).