The Nutty Irishman ready to party hard and give back for St. Patrick's Day
Long Island business owners are ready for a St. Patrick's Day celebration that has been put on hold for two years due to the pandemic.
The Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale is opening up at 12 p.m. Thursday. It will be offering a full Irish menu and is expecting a big crowd.
"Very excited because we missed the last two with the pandemic," says Joseph Fortuna, owner of The Nutty Irishman. "So, this is kind of like the first one where we are like full-fledged and we are going to have a band, a DJ, it's going to be a really big party."
Fortuna says they are donating part of their proceeds to the Red Cross Ukraine to help people in the country during the Russia's invasion.
"Cause really, that's what St. Patrick is about," Fortuna says.
Long Islanders say they are excited to spend time with friends and family, wear green and eat corn beef and cabbage.
Fortuna tells News 12 they expect to be open as late as 3 a.m.