There are many events coming up to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The Clubhouse in East Hampton has scheduled a fun weekend of events from March 15 to March 17.
Here is a list of upcoming parades across the East End:
The 15th annual Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day (www.hbaohdivision11.com) will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 11.m. Grand Marshal Steve Lemanski will be on hand to kick off the event at Hampton Bays Elementary School on Ponquogue Avenue. The parade continues to Montauk Highway and will end at the Hampton Atrium parking lot.
The 57th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade (www.montaukfriendsoferin.org) will take place on Sunday, March 24. The event begins at Edgemere Road at 12 p.m. and marches up on to Main Street and culminates at the end of Main Street by the IGA. Treat yourself to hot soup ladled by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce on the green starting at 10 a.m. Served in a St. Patrick's Day Parade souvenir mug, the soups are made and donated by local eateries.
The 16th Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at the The Point Bar & Grill is on Saturday March 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Behan's Annual Grand Marshal Luncheon, honoring "Gordon Ryan Esq," takes place on Friday, March 22 from 12 to 3 p,m. at Gurney's Inn. The Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade Gala Cocktail Party will be held at at Gurney's Inn Saturday March 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. Open food buffet, open bar and a live band with Remember September are part of the fun.
East End Emerald Society (eastendemeraldsociety.com) will present its Sixth Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in the town of Jamesport on Saturday, March 30. Grand Marshal, Former Chief of Police, Joseph Grattan Sr., will lead the march that launches at North Railroad Avenue and Washington Avenue at 12 p.m., ending at the Jamesport Fire Department.
Closed for the winter season, the Montauk Point Lighthouse will reopen to welcome visitors on March 23. Check out the Museum, the Tower and the Gift Shop.
The Montauk Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in New York State. The Lighthouse was authorized by the Second Congress, under President George Washington, in 1792. Construction began on June 7, 1796, and was completed on November 5, 1796. It still serves as an aid to navigation.
The Montauk Point Lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of the property’s national significance in the history of the United States on March 5, 2012, by the Secretary of the Interior.
* Children up to 12 years old. Minimum height requirement to climb tower is 41”.
There is an $8 parking fee; visitors 62 and older with a valid NYS driver's license may park for free.