The 55th annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade is around the corner, and there are several events, starting this weekend, leading up to the big day.
The parade will be on March 26 this year.
The annual corned beef and cabbage dinner to benefit the Montauk Friends of Erin will be held at the Point Bar and Grill on Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. There will be live music by Todd the Guitar Guy, raffles and prizes.
The Behan family’s annual luncheon honoring the grand marshal of the Friends of Erin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on March 24 at noon at Gurney’s Resort. This year’s grand marshal is Ed Ecker Jr. Tickets, which cost $60 per person, are available now through March 17 at 631-668-3381 or through Joan Lycke at the Montauk Laundromat. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
The night before the parade will be the gala cocktail party at Gurney's Resort. There will be a buffet, open bar, and live music by Billy and the Barfights, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased in Montauk at Becker's Home Center and the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, or in Amagansett at Atlantic Wines and Liquors. Tickets will also be available at the door for $80.
On the day of the parade, starting at 10 a.m., the Montauk Chamber of Commerce will serve soups made and donated from local restaurants in St. Patrick's Day parade souvenir mugs. The parade will begin at about 11:30 a.m.