March 11, 2022

Let's Celebrate St. Patricks Day

Hello My Dharma Family!

March is such a fun time of year! With St. Patrick’s Day and Spring happening, the calendar is chock full of events to enjoy. And around every event is a Dharma property where you can prepare beforehand and relax after.
For those of you looking to frolic in New York City , check out the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade , which is a twenty-minute ride from Dharma’s Novia property at Hoboken . According to their site, this parade is one of “New York City’s greatest traditions. The first parade was on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. The first NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade was comprised of a band of homesick, Irish ex-patriots and Irish military members serving with the British Army stationed in the colonies in New York. This was a time when the wearing of green was a sign of Irish pride but was banned in Ireland. In that 1762 parade, participants reveled in the freedom to speak Irish, wear green, sing Irish songs and play the pipes to Irish tunes that were meaningful to the Irish immigrants of that time.

Today, the NYC Parade marches up 5th Avenue and is reviewed from the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Since it began, this tradition of marching past St. Patrick’s Cathedral has remained unchanged with the exception of the address.”
If you don’t feel like venturing into the city, Hoboken has its own St. Patrick’s Day celebration , with a bar crawl on March 12th . Join this fun-filled group as they celebrate the holiday by touring the local taverns.
Looking for the fun of NYC but without the cold of Winter? South Florida has its own St. Paddy’s celebrations. The Field in Hollywood, just a few miles from Dharma’s Sheridan Ocean Club , serves traditional Irish food alongside traditional Irish music and step dancers on March 17 . This year, reservations will be made in three shifts: lunch, afternoon, and dinner , so that everyone can have a chance to enjoy the holiday . For more information, visit.

Another great tradition in Florida in Spring is Spring Break! People come from all over to get out of the cold and into the water. To add to the excitement , there are events going on all month at Miami Beach Live , a “celebration of diverse music, art, culture and people that call Miami Beach home. This four-weekend concert series brings your five senses alive through sights, sounds, tastes and beyond.” Listen to live music performances from talents such as Alanis Morrissette, Juanes, and Bernadette Peters. And best of all, it’s free!
The Calle Ocho street festival is the largest Hispanic festival in the United States and an all-out (20 blocks of fun) party, featuring delicious Latin-inspired street food, dancing, art, and live music along Little Havana’s Calle Ocho.

I hope you all have a great Spring and take advantage of all the great things happening this month. Enjoy life - you deserve it!