Let's try this again. It's time for Utica's St. Patrick's Parade - Saturday, March 25, 2017. There's still going to be lots of fun as that green line runs down Genesee Street and everyone moves along to the post-parade festivities on Varick Street.

But are you looking for a family friendly place to watch the parade without the massive party?

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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is always a great place to take the kids for a little history and culture. Take a stroll through the many masterpieces in their collection. And it's free with the exception of the special exhibitions. In case you still don't know where we're going with this - it's prime real estate along the parade route. Park safely in the back and make your way to the front stairs. It's warm and there are even convenient and clean restrooms inside.

When the parade is over, be sure to spend some time in the galleries. Their current exhibition - American Quilts, is only here until April 30th so make sure to check it out.  There is an $8 admission charge for non-members. You can find out more about it at the Institute's website.


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