Top Of the Mornin' To Ya! For the Irish in Everyone, Here's a lucky number of seven area St. Patrick's Day activities.
1) The gift giving luck o' the Irish awaits you at n Church Street in Montclair. All week this fantastic shop has had a smorgasbord of Irish gift items spread out on tables in front of the store. Irish & More boasts everything from all things Celtic and classic to the downright quirky.
2) Head to a big parade—in New York City. NJ TRANSIT will provide extra trips on a dozen bus routes to the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Thursday, March 17, to accommodate customers traveling to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City. For more information go here.
3) Well, it doesn't get a lot better than Tierney’s Tavern, which always draws huge crowds to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. The Bedlam Boys are back and they’ll play Irish folk music in the bar at 4 p.m. and again upstairs at 9 p.m. The chef will prepare 250 lbs. of corned beef and there will be “tons” of Guiness to wash it down. Tierney’s Tavern is at 136-138 Valley Road in Montclair.
4) Over at Egan & Sons, St. Patrick's Day starts at 11 a.m. There will be plenty of contemporary Irish farmhouse food served all afternoon in the tent area at the back of the restaurant, along with a fully stocked outdoor draft bar. The pub will have a DJ, live bands, Irish dancers, fraternity step teams, and give-aways. Egan & Sons is at 118 Walnut Street in Montclair.
5) The Cloverleaf Tavern in nearby Caldwell is offering corned beef, Irish stew, cottage pie, and green beer—and loads of live entertainment—all week. For more information go here.
6) If you want to have a really great time and don't mind a bit of a trek, head out to McSorley's Old Ale House in New York City—the city's oldest continuously operated saloon. Step inside the swinging doors and onto the sawdust strewn floors and toast St. Patrick's Day with McSorley's Light or Dark ale; they are the only options! For more information go here.
7) No, this isn't "Irish" ... but it is "green." Indeed, the Montclair Environmental Affairs office and Community Green present another eye-opening environmental movie from their Green Film Series. “Deep Green” will be shown at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, on Thursday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. All events at the Library are free. For more information go here.