The Saints are “March” ing into Rochester, NY

happyStPatricksOh when the saints come “March”ing in.  Oh when the Saints come “March” ing in…we’ll know Spring is coming right?  Not so much.  Since, we can’t rely on Rochester, NY weather, at least we can rely on the calendar to tell us when Spring will be here, which happens to be Friday, March 20th.  Unfortunately, it will feel more like winter.

Fear not, you can bring the Spring anyway!  St. Patrick’s Day is an awesome way to celebrate all things green and full of life!  Everyone is Irish for a day and there’s plenty to do around Rochester, NY, indoors and out.

Wearin of the Green–  St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This event has its own website!  Tops is a proud sponsor!  Check out the details to find out where to park, what streets will be closed and who’s who in the line up.   Don’t think you want to brave the weather (not the best forecast), watch it on Time Warner Cable!

If you do venture out to enjoy the parade, don’t forget the Celtic Faire at the Radisson Hotel.  It’s held inside and will include cookie decorating, face painting, Celtic jewelry and more.  All proceeds benefit  Camp Good Days and Special Times.


Runnin of the Green-

Johnny’s Pub Annual Runnin of the Green— 9:30 am start   This is the real deal, outside, come rain, come shine.  17th Annual Race!  Even if you don’t want to run you can watch and donate to the Irish Children’s Program.

The Lucky Leprechaun Virtual Run–  Remember this for next year, as registration is now closed but you can choose your distance and your track:

Nothing says lucky more than a leprechaun with a pot of gold and beer. Join us for this fun St. Patrick’s Day virtual run.  This is a virtual race, so run/walk/crawl where ever you are whenever you can. You can even complete this race on the treadmill. Every runner will receive a 4″ Lucky Leprechaun bottle opener medal.

Everyone’s Irish When You Visit Your Local Irish Pub

Irish Eyes are Smiling in everyone of these great businesses in the Penfield/Webster Area and the celebration is happening now through St.Patrick’s Day and then some.

TP’s (Timothy Patick’s) Irish Restaurant and Sports Pub  30 Year Anniversary

Check out the Old World charm:

My goal for T.P.’s, simply stated, is to carry on for the next generation the traditions my uncle, Timothy Patrick Baumer, established in his design and operation of Timothy Patrick’s for thirty years.

The building was designed and built by my uncle to be nothing less than an enduring architectural landmark – an authentic Irish Pub in Upstate New York.

That’s why he insisted on the use of old-world construction methods and time-honored materials such as hand-formed copper gutters on a cedar shingle roof, hand-laid stone walls two feet thick, and a hand-plastered exterior.  Read more….

Flaherty's_LogoFlaherty’s Three Flags Inn

Experience the difference:

OUR menus are unique, our service is impeccable, and our attention to detail is legendary.
THE commitment as always, is to provide you the customer, with the best dining experience possible at all three of our fine restaurants.


Barry’s Old School Irish Pub, Bakery and Cafe

From their website: Inspired by the quaint countryside pubs deep in the hills of Ireland, Danny and Jessica Barry wanted to bring a piece of the old country back to their hometown. The Village of Webster offered the perfect location for their “little place” and since the doors opened in the Fall of 2011, Barry’s Old School Irish has been bringing joy – and a lot of green – to the closeknit community.

St. Joseph’s Day

Now, faith and begorrah, if you’ve read this far, you’re wondering who the other saint is that is “March” ing in.  It’s St. Joseph, on March 19th.  Poor guy, sometimes he get’s lost in all the hoopla of St. Patrick’s Day.  Who is he?  I’m glad you asked!  Wikipedia has the scoop and we’re happy to share.

Many local churches will include a Feast of St. Joseph:

Holy Cross in Charlotte-

Check out this photo of Fr. Whelan and the kids.  Turns out he’s the honorary Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick’s Day parade this year!  That’s a two fer!  Much like everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is welcome to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day and many do in their own homes with friends and family and glorious food.  Here’s some great ideas from Delish!

The Saints are “March” ing in and spring is on its way! The calendar says so!  If you would like to celebrate this season of new beginnings by making a move, we are happy to assist.   Contact us today to create a custom plan for the price range that fits you best, and then we’ll find your pot of gold.  Happy Spring from Dudek Real Estate.


Penfield is a lively town, located on the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay and just outside of the City of Rochester. Follow this blog to discover more of what our town has to offer; from great local businesses to awesome events, we'll cover it all!

Courtney Dudek Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


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