Centered in the Aggieville and surrounding areas, this typically attracts many to celebrate and party on the Saturday before Saint Patrick’s Day.
Riley County police have announced that will establish and maintain an Operations Center in the Manhattan City Park Pavilion for the celebration. They will release information through periodic news briefings, and will be active on Twitter and Facebook throughout the day and this week prior to Fake Patty’s Day. RCPD is encouraging patrons of this fake holiday to follow them for updates.
Police are reminding those who plan to attend this event to celebrate responsibly and not drink past a safe limit, or get behind the wheel after consuming any alcohol. Officers will be out in significant numbers attempting to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the community members of Manhattan who choose to participate, and for those who do not.
Moro Street from North Manhattan Avenue to 11th Street in Aggieville will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Any vehicles parked in that roadway after that time will be towed. The area will still be open to pedestrian and street vending traffic.