WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.-- St. Patrick's Day cheer is in the air as folks gear up for shamrocks, parades and let's face it -- corned beef, cabbage and beer, not necessarily in that order.
The holiday ranks as one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the U.S., with towns and cities across our area boasting their own traditions. A bunch of events have already taken place across Westchester but more are scheduled for this week.
Chime in and tell us where you're going. And don't forget to send us your photos (email email@example.com). In the meantime, here's a sampling of what's coming up next.
Saturday, March 19
Show your Irish pride when the Yonkers parade kicks off on McLean Avenue at 1 p.m. The event starts near Bronx River Road, before marching west on McLean Avenue, ending at Coyne Park. This year's Grand Marshal is Patrick Quinn, advocate for ALS and Ice Bucket Challenge. Information: www.yonkersstpatricksparade.org/ .
Sunday, March 20
Mamaroneck's Sound Shore's parade kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue and features Grand Marshal Jim Sullivan. Information: www.soundshoreparade.com/ .
Watch Irish stepping at its best with a performance by the Rhythm in the Night dance troupe. The 90-minute spectacle features a tale of good versus evil at the Academic Arts Theatre on the Valhalla campus at Westchester Community College. Information: (914) 606-6262 or www.sunywcc.edu/SmartArts/ .