Thousands of green-clad Glen Cove residents lined the city’s streets last Sunday to enjoy the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in all its grandeur. From the corner of Dosoris Lane and Forest Avenue to St. Patrick’s Church on Glen Street, the parade’s hundreds of marchers were clearly delighted to take part in one of the city’s biggest events of the year.
Led by Grand Marshal Patsy Furlong and Aide to the Grand Marshal Marina O’Neil, the parade featured a multitude of marching bands, bagpipers and drummers, engines from six fire departments, city and state dignitaries, members of Glen Cove organizations and cheering spectators.
Atop a platform about a block shy of St. Patrick’s Church, Glen Cove Hibernians announced each group of marchers who reached the end of the route. They were soon joined by Furlong and O’Neill, as well as U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, State Sen. Jim Gaughran, Mayor Tim Tenke, members of the City Council and Sea Cliff Mayor Edward Lieberman, all of whom waved to the crowd of paraders.
During its hour-and-a-half run, the parade proved to be yet another great success in Glen Cove’s long history of celebrating Irish culture. Whether residents continued on to the post-parade party at the church or made their way home, the spirit of the holiday was sure to be in their minds for the remainder of the day.