Things to do for March 17, 2011

The Weekender

Nautical Bars, Homemade Pickles and St. Paddy's on a Boat

The weekend is threatening to lock out the week.

St. Paddy’s Day Aboard the Frying Pan

St. Paddy’s Day Aboard the <em>Frying Pan</em>

Maritime laws were made to be broken. It’s why you double-dock your yacht without fear of repercussion. And it’s why you’ll spend today celebrating St. Paddy’s on a nautical barge that’s traditionally reserved for summer. Expect seaside buckets of PEI mussels, alfresco Rum Runners and plank-walking bagpipers.

Open Mar 17-18, 1pm, The Frying Pan, Pier 66 (W 26th St), 212-989-6363

Discovering the Three-Bar Lighthouse

Discovering the Three-Bar Lighthouse

New bar/restaurants: not uncommon. But new tri-bar/restaurants, well, that’s a bit more exceptional. So you’ll fuel up the scooter, head out to Williamsburg and inspect a dining spot where your grass-fed rib eye’s supported by cocktail (curated by the Macao folks), raw and homemade-pickle bars. Consider the permutations.

Now open, Lighthouse, 145 Borinquen Pl, Brooklyn, 347-789-7742

Dining in the Middle of a Farmer’s Field

Dining in the Middle of a Farmer’s Field

This weekend, we welcome spring... and discuss your dinner plans for the end of summer. Which in this case involve you sitting at the head of a 100-person table. That’s in the middle of a field/rooftop garden/mountain cliff. While Michelin-starred chefs man the grill. Now if spring would just end already.

Daily Market Lunches Debut at Ciano

Daily Market Lunches Debut at Ciano

You’ve got the weekday lunch landscape thoroughly mapped out. And by your account, the one thing your rotation’s missing: home-cooked Italian. Enter Ciano, where starting Monday they’ll be serving up exactly that. Only in three-course, market-sourced form. Tell Grandma the pink slip’s in the mail.

Mon-Fri starting Mar 21, 11:45am-2:30pm, Ciano, 45 E 22nd St, 212-982-8422

70% Off Hermès

70% Off Hermès

In many ways, you’re not so dissimilar from a 15th-century explorer. Your cartography skills: off the chart. You’re intimately familiar with a variety of native populations. And after stockpiling scarves, ties and pocket squares at Hermès next week, your stranglehold on the silk trade will be unbreakable.

Mar 23-27, Wed 9am-6pm, Thu 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm, 317 W 33rd St, 717-747-1656

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