ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. --They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and no doubt Rockland residents would agree. A sampling of events follows. Feel free to add your own by sharing your comments on our Facebook page or post to our calendar listings (it's free!).
Wednesday, March 16
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day a day early with your kids at the Rose Memorial Library in Stony Point starting at 4:30 p.m. Make a coloring craft, then enjoy a short performance of Irish step-dancing by the students of the McLoughlin School of Irish Dance. Registration required. Information: www.rosememoriallibrary.org/ .
Thursday, March 17
Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library in Garnerville offers crafting fun for kids ages three to nine from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration necessary. Information: www.hkdpl.org/ .
The fun lasts all day at O'Malley's in Nyack where there will be a special Irish menu along with bagpipers and an Irish DJ starting at 5 p.m. Information: (845) 727-0514, www.omalleysofnyack.com/ .
Sunday, March 20
Celebrate the Emerald Isle with Pearl River's infamous parade -- one of the largest in the Hudson Valley -- beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Grand Marshal is Dermot Moore. Information: www.rocklandcountyaoh.com/ .