Guide to the Weekend: Spring Break and St. Pat’s Pre-Game Edition

We have finally reached the promised land, and just in time for one of New York City’s most exciting weekend. For all those not on the road, it’s prime opportunity to paint this town red (or, green as the case may be).


Afterwork Muevete Salsa

Friday 6-10pm, 310 Bowery at 1st Street

Free Soco lime shots before 7pm, and a big group salsa lesson that starts when the shot special ends. All together, a fiesta not to be missed.

Price: No cover with RSVP, $3 coat check, happy hour drink prices

Friday and Saturday

The Pogues

Friday and Saturday 8pm, Roseland Ballroom 239 West 52nd Street (212-777-6800)

The Pogues play at the Roseland Ballroom in celebration of upcoming St. Patrick’s Day.

Price: $65 day of concert


Savoy’s 5th Annual Cassoulet Festival

Saturday 12:30-3:30pm, Savoy 70 Prince St. (212-219-8570)

The month-long cassoulet festival comes to an end with this special lunch. Sample seven different types of this slow-cooked Southern French stew and enjoy the wine included in the price. A highly relaxing lunchtime experience.

Price: $55

All-Star Irish Rock Review

Saturday 6pm door and 6:30pm event, Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street (212-505-FISH)

An event featuring top NYC singers performing the songs of Ireland’s greatest including Thin Lizzy, U2, Van Morrison, Morrissey, and The Pogues.

Price: $20

Saturday and Sunday (and Tuesday)

The World’s Largest St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl

Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday, different registration points and times, see website or call 212-724-3900

3 days, 5 miles, and more than 100 pubs in Murray Hill, Upper East Side, and the East Village. All bars will sell $1 Bud Lights, $2 well drinks, and 2-for-1 Jameson shots. Last year, 4000 people attended and they’re looking to break the record.

Price: $30 for a three-day pass, $20-25 for a single day


St. Patrick’s Open Day at the Irish Arts Center

Sunday 12-5pm, 553 West 51 Street (212.757.3318)

Irish music, dance, language, and song all in one free afternoon. Check out the website for the schedule of events, which includes a tin whistle workshop and a Gaelic conversation circle.

Price: Free

US Pole Dance Championships

Sunday 2:30pm, Bleecker Street Theater 45 Bleecker St (212.253.7017)

The top twelve pole dancers in the country come together to compete for the top prize. It’s an athletic competition, so there’s no nudity allowed.

Price: $50-70

Housing Works Clothes Swap

Sunday 3:30-7pm, 191 Orchard St., b/t Houston & Stanton Sts. (347-749-9824)

Bring a bag of your unwanted clothes for a chance to rummage through others’. Fashion students will be on call to help you assemble your new look.

Price: $5 donation at the door