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Just when you thought it was over — Bay Ridge Nights is bringing more Saint Patrick’s Day revelry your way.

In the Ridge, Saint Patrick’s Day lasts all month — or at least until the neighborhood’s two-decade-old parade on March 21.

If you are still detoxing from the previous week, we recommend resting up Friday night to prepare for the rest of the weekend.

Saturday, hit the Greenhouse Cafe [7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets] to hear the classic ’60s sounds of the Rockinghams. The band starts playing at 9:30 pm.

That should get you just pumped enough for parade day on Sunday. Start your Irish jig early at Yellow Hooke Grill [7003 Third Ave. at the corner of Ovington Avenue] at 3 pm, to hear the Emerald Isle stylings of the Canny Brothers Band. The Dyker-based group plays a set of original tunes equal parts classic rock and traditional folk. After that is over, stumble on up to one of the neighborhood’s finest Irish pubs, the Wicked Monk [9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets]. The party there starts at 1 pm and lasts until midnight. Raise a glass first to Irish folk act Jameson’s Revenge, then stick around to hear Shilelagh Law play a mixed set of old reels and originals.

Or, if you would rather observe Saint Patrick’s Day’s dry history, stay outside on Third Avenue and watch the fantastic marching bands and dancers on parade — or head over to Saint Anselm’s Church [356 82nd St. at the corner of Third Avenue] to hear the Band of Rogues. The group is equal parts Irish and American, belting out traditional ditties, blues, and rock ’n’ roll.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.
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