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) Start your day with an Irish breakfast - New Jersey style. at 321 Millburn Avenue in Millburn, is again offering green bagels to honor the holiday. It's a great novelty and you can get some corned beef and eggs to go with it.
2) The Garage on Essex Street in Millburn is offering a free scoop of mint chip ice cream with every meal. They are open until 10:00 PM.
3) St. James Gate Publick House on Maplewood Ave, in Maplewood - opens at 8:00 AM for Irish breakfast to accommodate people who are heading to the parade in NY. They have bagpipers at breakfast who will come in and out all day long. There will be live Irish traditional music from 1-4. Kilkenny on tap. All of the traditional Irish fare you would expect at this most traditional Irish pub.
4) Fun for the family at Express Yourself Studios on Springfield Ave in Maplewood. They are having a St. Patrick's Day Arts and Crafts Workshop from 4 - 6:00 PM - for children ages 2 - 10. $15 per child includes one hour of studio time and all materials and treats. Call ahead to secure a reservation 973 763 5256 or, if you are feeling the luck of the Irish -just drop in.
5) Ginty's Irish Gift Shop -2 De Hart Street in Morristown - for every type of Irish ware you can think of, including jewelry, clothing, crystal, tapestries and more. They open at 10:00 AM and will remain open late - until 7:00 PM to handle any and all of your holiday needs.
6) 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.
7) 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.