Photograph by Matt Zaller courtesy Madame Morbid

Trying to avoid the typical St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in New York City? Usually the pomp on Fifth Avenue is ruined by the drunken antics along the sidewalk. Good news for Untapped readers – there’s a lot to do off-the-beaten path this Sunday, along with the much anticipated opening of Hudson Yards. Read on for 10 alternative ways to take in St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

1. The Vessel Opens to the Public

Along with the official opening of Hudson Yards on Friday, the highly anticipated bee-hive shaped structure at Hudson Yards known as the Vessel, is opening with ticketed advance access this weekend starting Saturday, and full public access starting Monday. The structure was created by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio, and is an interactive outdoor climbing experience. The Vessel is comprised of 154 flights of stairs, about 2,500 flights of stairs, and 80 landings. Visitors can climb the spiral staircases of the Vessel to experience exceptional views and new perspectives of the city. Reserve your tickets here.