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Irish Music Festival Returns to Sunnyside for 6th Year on Sunday

From a past Irish Music Festival event.

Feb. 27, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

The Irish Music Festival is returning for a sixth time to Sunnyside this Sunday, immediately following the famed St. Pat’s for All parade.

The music festival will feature live music, food and drink specials, and dancing through the nine bars that form part of Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars.

The first bands and musical acts will begin playing at 3 p.m., with other groups and performances planned through the night.

Musicians performing at 3 p.m. include Brian Halloran, who will play at Sidetracks, and Michael Brunnock, who will play at Bar 43 until 6 p.m. Other bands include The Thirsty Bandits at The Gaslight, and JD & the Invisible Band at Jack’s Fire Dept.

More information on the musical lineup for the festival can be seen in the flyer below.

All the nine bars will also offer discounted prices for drinks and food.

Past events have seen upwards of 300 to 400 people stop through the night.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early and experience everything that the bars have to offer,” said Melissa Navia, the social media manager for Boulevard Bars. “We encourage people to check out as much music as possible and bars that might be new to them.”

Boulevard Bars invites attendees to visit their Facebook event page for updates and details.

Participating bars include Sidetracks, Jack’s Fire Dept., Bar 43, The Gaslight, Maggie Mae’s, McGuinness’s Salloon, Ida’s Nearabout, The Courtyard Ale House, and Arriba Arriba.

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Great to see the traditional Irish culture and Irish bars still holding strong in Sunnyside.


The negative comments are not appreciated. The Irish helped build NYC. When I grew up and we had a lot of Irish NYC was a much better place.


I’m half Irish but can’t we agree that we’re all children of God? Do we need to take sides on what group is better?

LIC Neighbor

Sunnyside LIC Post: Want to win a Pulitzer prize for Investigative Reporting and bring down our corrupt Mayor, then report on the connection between the Brooklyn power brokers who raised $10 Million dollars for DiBlasio’s campaign, the Hotels Owners and their LLC’s and the not-for-profits who manage the hotel homeless shelters providing services at inflated prices and how they are all interconnected and it all leads back to the Mayor and his relationship which started back when he was a councilman. Using homeless people to enrich themselves and fleecing NYC Taxpayers to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Brian johnson

The next mission will be to find Irish people in the area,alas the high rents in the past 10 years have decimated that ethnic group.


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