The Glen Cove Hibernians are sponsoring the Twenty Ninth Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The parade is the premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Long Island and a cultural event celebrating the contributions of the Irish people to our society. Grand Marshals of this year’s parade are Julie Albin and Christopher Albin, who will be accompanied by Aides to the Grand Marshal Sophie McCabe and Fred Hill.
The Parade has taken place annually since 1989. It has grown to be the largest annual parade in Glen Cove and a joyous celebration that is eagerly awaited each Spring by all residents of the North Shore and the entire Irish community of Long Island.
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 heart 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, please visit the parade website at www.glencoveirishparade.org or call 516-782-7494.