Sunday, March 6, 2016

St. Pat's for All Parade

I was so happy to be part of the 17th annual St. Pat's for All Parade on March 6th in Sunnyside and Woodside in Queens, New York, marching with in the contingent behind New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio

The St. Pat's for All parade celebrates the diversity of the Irish and Irish American communities of New York. First held in 2000, St.Pat's for All cherishes and celebrates an inclusive St. Patrick's season. The parade is the first in the 260 years + of Irish parades in New York City to be open and welcoming to all who wish to share in the spirit of the day. They err on the side of hospitality. Their theme "cherishing all the children of the nation equally" is taken from the 1916 Easter Proclamation of the Irish Republic. It is a vision drawn from our past and a guide for our present & future.