6. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Sober

Not like the guy above. Photo by Michelle Young/Untapped Cities

If drinking is not your preferred way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, The New York Irish Center offers an alternative (just as fun) activity. Head there for an evening of dancing and music, featuring the Donny Golden School of Irish Dance, singer Donie Carroll, champion accordionist John Whelan, champion fiddle player, Brian Conway, among others.

While there won’t be any booze, a selection of snacks, baked drinks and nonalcoholic drinks will be offered. The event is organized by Sober St. Patrick’s Day, whose mission is “to reclaim the true spirit of the day and to change the perception and experience of what St. Patrick’s Day can be by providing family-friendly, alcohol free events that celebrate the depth of Irish culture…”