March has certainly swept in like a lion, and after 3 nor’easters it feels like it’ll be a while before the lamb shows up. Perhaps a little bit of Irish luck (and whiskey) will help everyone feel better?
If you’re looking for places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Providence, there are plenty of options for taking in some Irish music, art, or a pint of Guinness.
St. Patrick’s Day Gallery at City Hall opening reception
Glás (Green): A contemporary view of the Emerald Isles, an exhibit by Siobhan Cox-Carlos, opens on Thursday, March 15 and runs through May 12 at the Gallery at City Hall, located on the second floor. An opening reception will be held on March 15 from 4:30 – 6:30, and is a convenient stop if you’re out for Gallery Night. A painter from the west coast of Ireland, Cox-Carlos’ work explores what she loves about Ireland, its landscapes, gardens, interiors, as well as abandoned barns and cottages. The shapes she paints blend with, or contrast, the surrounding landscape, and for her represent a sad part of Irish history, one of emigration and loss of history.
City Hall St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Friday, March 16, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza hosts Providence’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at City Hall with a musical performance by Mount Pleasant High School Chorus and a traditional Irish step-dancing performance by Goulding School of Irish Dance. The ceremony’s keynote speaker is 2018 Deputy Grand Marshal, Michael Kelley.
For those looking to pair their festivities with a Guinness, here is a round up of Downtown restaurants and bars with special plans for the holiday weekend. Check out their Facebook events (all are linked) for the details about times and directions for each event.
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at The Rosendale
Live performance by The Tougas Brothers with Triad, followed by a DJ set.
St. Patrick’s Day Party at The Stable
Giveaways, drink specials and more!
St. Patrick’s Day is in 3D at The Dark Lady
Jacqueline DiMera welcomes Jennie Talia and Jealousy Jonz
Pedro & His All Star Band St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza at Providence G Pub
Afternoon live music from PAHASB
St. Patrick’s Day Party at Stout Irish Sports Pub
Doors open at 11, and there is a schedule of live music and giveaways all day and Irish food specials.
St. Patrick’s Day with Elly and The Bear at Murphy’s Providence
Corned beef, Guinness and good music.