What to do on St. Patrick’s Day?

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present an Irish trilogy of three and a half shows written and performed by Brian Fleming (pictured) on Monday, March 14 and 21 at Under St. Marks.

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present an Irish trilogy of three and a half shows written and performed by Brian Fleming (pictured) on Monday, March 14 and 21 at Under St. Marks. (Photo by Johnny White)

Historic walks, theater, concerts and more

By Sabina Mollot

The one day of the year when everyone’s Irish is nearly upon us once again, and Town & Village has compiled a list of events taking place on March 17 and throughout the week that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or Irish culture.

The Irish Repertory Theater presents “A Celebration of Harold Pinter,” a show directed by John Malkovich running from March 15 to April 3, including on St. Patrick’s Day at 7 p.m. This solo show featuring Julian Sands will explore the Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet Pinter’s lesser-known poems and prose “devoid of pretension or glittery trappings.”

Tickets are $71 and the venue is the theater’s temporary home at DR2 at 103 East 15th Street, as Irish Repertory’s Chelsea venue undergoes renovations. Tickets are available online at http://www.irishrep.org.

Irish music can be heard throughout the afternoon and evening at Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar at 519 Second Avenue and East 29th Street, starting at 1 p.m. The first band is Triocha Bandits from 1-4 p.m., playing Gaelic music. The Itinerants play from 5-9 p.m. and regular Thursday night house band Irish Seisiun from 10:30 p.m. to closing. Both bands will play traditional Irish music and folk songs. Cover is $10. This event is 21 and up. For more information, visit paddyreillymusicbar.us.

Throughout the afternoon on March 17, Merchants House will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with “A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy.”

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Peter Stuyvesant Little League marches into a new season

Members of the Peter Stuyvesant Little League and their families head out for the annual PSLL Parade on Saturday morning.

Members of the Peter Stuyvesant Little League and their families head out for the annual PSLL Parade on Saturday morning (Photos by Sabina Mollot)

By Sabina Mollot

On Saturday morning, another season of youth baseball was kicked off with bagpipe music and the annual parade of the Peter Stuyvesant Little League through Stuyvesant Town to the freshly replanted Con Ed Field.

Hundreds of little leaguers marched alongside their parents, local pols and a special guest, former hitter Cecil Fielder who played for the Detroit Tigers as well as the New York Yankees and other teams.

Following the march, Fielder, who’s hit 319 home runs in his career, gave the kids tips on how to be a good player.

For one thing, he told them, listen to your coaches. Fielder praised his own high school coach, saying, “That man taught me everything I know. My coach taught me back in 1970 that if that if I can’t look at myself in the mirror every day and say I did my best then I wasted a day.”

That said, he added that that bad days were bound to happen, but “It will always be about how you can be the next day.”

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