Glen Cove, NY February 25, 2013 – St.. Patrick’s Day in Glen Cove this year will be even more special than usual for two great reasons. The first is that Glen Cove gets a rare chance to hold its St. Patrick’s Day Parade on St. Patrick’s Day itself, since the Manhattan parade is held on Saturday when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday. The second is that this year’s Parade will be the 25th Annual parade since its inception in 1989. During that time the Parade, always a dazzling event, has grown to be the premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration on the North Shore and the largest annual parade in Glen Cove.
This year’s Grand Marshal is renowned Irish activist and Sea Cliff resident Daniel J. Lane. He will be accompanied by Aides Robert and Pamela Panzenbeck, Lisa Forgione and Joseph McDonald.
The Parade begins to form up at 12 noon in the area of the Finley Middle School on Forest Avenue. It steps off at 1pm, following the usual route through downtown Glen Cove to St. Patrick’s Church. There is very ample parking in the municipal garages and at the end of the parade route.
The backbone of the parade, as always, will be its exciting mix of marching groups, including many bands of Irish pipers and other marching bands.. Further color will be added to the festivities by vintage cars, costumed performers, face painters, fire and police units and much more. The parade is a true community celebration of the coming of Spring with many of our areas ethnic organizations, often in costume, taking part. Come, join the fun!
For more information about the parade, please visit www.glencoveirishparade.org or call 516-782-7494.