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Irish Eyes will be smiling as Peekskill and Cortlandt celebrate St. Patrick’s events

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There are many events that are planned as St. Patrick’s Day nears. The biggest highlight will be the annual Peekskill St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 9. Here is your Peekskill Herald roundup of St. Patrick’s and Irish events in and around Peekskill.

On Thursday, March 7, Paramount Hudson Valley presents Andy Cooney’s Irish Celebration with George Casey and Ciara Fox. The evening will be full of Irish Music, Song, Dance and Comedy! Andy Cooney will perform his hit recordings and sing for you all of your Irish favorites, The Emerald Fire Irish Dancers will dazzle, Ciara Fox will be a sensation with Celtic singing, and George Casey will keep you laughing. The evening will be filled with the Spirit of the Irish as we warm up for St. Patrick Day! For tickets visit Paramount Hudson Valley.

 

On Saturday, March 9, the Peekskill St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, in cooperation with the City of Peekskill, will hold an Irish National Flag Raising at Peekskill City Hall at 10:30 am in recognition of Irish Heritage month.

On Saturday, March 9, Run PB is sponsoring the first O’Peekskill’s Crawl to the Craic Treasure Hunt from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. Run, walk or crawl your way through Peekskill collecting leprechaun treasures along the way. This 2 mile run/walk will start at 12:00 PM at Slainte and participants will receive a map to guide them through Peekskill to discover various Irish themed accessories and treats along the route. There will be drink specials at all stops! Every participant will also receive a drink token to redeem back at Slainte where you can also grab brunch at their Kegs and Eggs. Stick around to enjoy the Peekskill St. Patrick’s Day parade which will pass right in front of Slainte starting at 3pm.

This is a fun run. It is not timed and the streets are open to regular traffic. Please follow all local pedestrian laws while participating. Tickets cost $25 for adult and the kids version is $10. For more information click here.

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At 1:30 pm, the St. Patrick’s Committee and the Church of the Assumption will hold a Parade Mass.

 At 3:00 pm the annual Peekskill St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off as the community celebrates Irish pride. The parade steps off near Assumption Church, makes its way down South Division Street continues up North Division street. It then makes a right turn at onto Main Street and travels up Main until it gets to James street where it will make a right turn onto James Street. The parade will then proceed up James Street passing the reviewing stand, located on the corner of James and Park Street, and then make a quick turn onto Broad street where the parade will end. The rain date for the Peekskill St. Patrick’s Parade this year is Saturday, March 23, 2024 following the same route and the same starting time.

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  • 2024 Peekskill St. Patrick’s Parade route

  • 2024 Peekskill St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshal and Aides

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On Sunday, March 10, the annual Village of Buchanan St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 2:00 pm. The annual parade will march down Tate Avenue ending at the Buchanan Pavilion. For more information visit the Buchanan St. Patrick’s Day Parade Facebook page.

On Sunday, March 10, at 7:00 pm the Paramount will host the Hudson Valley Irish Fest & Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration featuring the Daisy Jopling Band and the Narrowbacks. This Irish music celebration is a joint effort which will help benefit the Hudson Valley Irish Fest & Center and will also benefit the Daisy Jopling Music Mentorship Foundation, which brings musical instruction, musical instruments and the Ovation Peekskill Strings program into the Peekskill City School District.

Violinist Daisy Jopling, who calls Peekskill home, has toured the world performing solo in many iconic venues including the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, Lincoln Center and the Royal Albert Hall in London when she was 14 years old. Daisy’s deep love of Irish music springs from the great tunes and artists who influenced her own skills during her many visits to her childhood family home in Kerry, Ireland. In this special performance, Daisy will feature local young talent, including the Peekskill City Singers directed by Larry Del Casale and Ovation Strings directed by Susan Feldman.

The Narrowbacks are the other performers of the evening. The Narrowbacks bring fresh voices for song and stories, old and new. From late-night sing songs, a couple whiskeys and a few lost jobs they’ve brought a young punk attitude that finds itself running through the veins of an old-time folk band. Between the two performances, special guest bagpipers, dance numbers and performances, this Irish Festival will be an event that will not be forgotten.

On Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm Eisenhower Hall at West Point will host Celtic Woman: the 20th Anniversary Tour. Celtic Woman is comprised of four young Irish women whose performing skills bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to life. In concert, their angelic voices and instrumental virtuosity are accompanied by a robust ensemble that includes Irish dancers, bagpipers and a full band playing an array of traditional Celtic instruments. Celtic Woman has sold over ten million CDs and DVDs, making it the only all-female act to achieve multi-platinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade. Tickets are $48 and can be purchased by visiting IkeHall.com.

 


Visit the Peekskill Herald Events Calendar Features and the Peekskill Herald Event Calendar to see more local events.

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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]