256th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC & Other Celebrations

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The Annual St. Patty’s Day Parade to be held on Friday, March 17th, 2017

The parade is the most popular and largest NYC parade around.
It begins at 11:00 am, and goes along Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th Street or there abouts. Please note that the parade used to go up to 86th Street but has progressively stopped short of that turn as time passed. So if you’re up in that area then take note to keep aware of where that turn may actually be.

This year the grand marshall will Michal J. Dowling

Below are other listings and links to assist you in your St. Patty Day Celebrations.

Have a look at our Photo Gallery featuring photos taken at previous years’ St. Paddy Day parades.

Please also have a listen at this gorgeous rendition of Danny Boy

Other St. Paddy’s Day Parades in our area:

The following is the list of this year’s updated listings:

Rockaway Queens County Parade
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Yonkers Parade
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bay Shore / Brightwaters in Long Island Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2017

White Plains Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Staten Island Parade
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Putnam in Northern Westchester Parade
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mount Kisco in Northern Westchester Parade
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Peekskill Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Rochester Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Throggs Neck in the Bronx Parade
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sleepy Hollow -Tarrytown Parade
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Eastchester Parade
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Montauk, NY Parade
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bay Ridge in Brooklyn Parade
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Soundshore, Mamaroneck, Westchester County Parade
Sunday, March 19, 2017

White Plains, Westchester Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2017


History

This holiday marks the anniversary of Saint Patrick who died on March 17th the year of which is unclear. One source cite it as being 460 AD whereas another has it at 492 AD. Regardless of what year he passed, he is the patron saint of Ireland who founded churches and schools there and converted numerous to Christianity. Here in America the day’s been celebrated since 1737 with the very first parade (worldwide?) having taken place on 1762 in New York City.

In the year of 2004 it snowed during the parade and yours truly was of course there. Here’s a big shout out to all those wonderful marchers and other participants who braved the cold temperatures!!!! ‘and in 2006 I stood there for hours enjoying every single minute on a sunny yet extremely cold day. ‘of course there was last year when the temperatures were extremely Spring-like for the bulk of the day. Mind you, for the last few years in a row the weather was beyond beautiful. I mean it was GORGEOUS! So let’s see what this year has in store for us all.

The NYPD is reminding people that public drinking of alcohol is strictly forbidden during the parade. Anyone found drinking can be ticketed and arrested, and police will confiscate all alcoholic beverages.

There will be a live telecast of the Parade on March 16th at 11:00 am on local Television Station, Ch. 4, NBC

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Links to watch as we get closer to the Saint Patrick’s Celebrations in New York City.

nycstpatricksparade.org
Official Manhattan Parade

www.stpatsforall.com


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