One of the most fun events of the season is coming up in just eight days. I am talking about Paddy on the River next Saturday, March 11, from noon - 5 pm at Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie. Last year's Paddy was so much fun, I can't wait to go to this year's.

Paddy on the River is a great way to get ready for St. Patrick's Day. There will be all kinds of vendors with great food and other wares, live music from The Mighty Ploughboys and Ireland the Band, and plenty of delicious beer. And all with the backdrop of the beautiful Hudson River.  It's an event that you can bring the family to, but only those 21 and older will be permitted in the Beer Garden and VIP area.

You can get general admission tickets or Mahoney's Irish Pub VIP tickets, but get them now before they sell out.  For more information and to get your tickets, go to

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
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