Get your Irish on for St. Patrick’s Day
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The 26th St. Patrick’s Day parade, sponsored by the Glen Cove Hibernians, has grown to be the largest annual parade in Glen Cove and a civic celebration eagerly awaited by the region’s Irish community each year. It is regarded as one of the most colorful in the country, featuring a large number of pipe bands, marching bands and other attractions. This year’s festivities are held Sunday, March 23, at 1 p.m.
The heart of the parade, as always, is its exciting mix of marching groups who participate in this jubuliant event. A true community celebration, antique cars, motorcycles, twirlers, Scouts, Irish Dance Academies, and costumed performers, along with fire and police units, also take part. The parade forms behind the Finley Middle School on Forest Avenue. Led by Grand Marshal John O’Connell, Executive Editor of Herald Community Newspapers, it moves from the designated formation areas around Finley Middle School, weaving through the streets of the city, ending at St. Patrick’s Church, which is located at the corner of Glen Street and Pearsall Avenue.
If the weather cooperates, two to three thousand spectators are expected. For more information, visit www.glencoveirishparade.org.