We’re holding our breath as we type this, so we don’t jinx what we’re about to say. Yes, we’ve become quite superstitious during the pandemic.  Our world seems to be inching towards some degree of normalcy and there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. It comes as an appropriate time as we cross the one-year mark of COVID-19. The weather is changing for the better, the days are getting longer and there are some great events that signal spring that are happening again along with the bar and restaurant capacity going to 50%. We’re talking about St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, and Spring!

For us, this time of year and in particular this week signifies it all. We change our clocks, turn Irish, glue ourselves to the TV while we cross off our brackets in disappointment and then become very hopeful fans as baseball kicks off. By the time the Mets are out of it, Memorial Day is here and we’re loving Summer.  It seems like that may be happening in 2021 and we’re pumped!  We already changed the clocks and while COVID-19 has forced many St. Patrick’s Day events in the virtual realm, we can still experience live music in an Irish pub at select venues and look forward to the beginning of the NCAA Tournament.

NCAA’s March Madness, the annual college basketball tournament that sweeps the nation kick off this week and runs through April 6th. March Madness Live will stream the games. Of course, our city is home to plenty of great viewing spots–from quiet and intimate to rowdy and wild – depending on which experience you’re looking for. Many venues are offering special discounts on drinks and pub grub, so get out and cheer on your favorite teams!

We already gave the staff off on Friday to park themselves in a chair to support their local. They need it and so do we. Cheers to the March to Summer!