Valley Stream Fire Department marches on at RVC St. Patrick’s parade


Despite the blustery winds and rainfall, festive onlookers and marchers gathered along the streets of Rockville Centre on Saturday, March 25, to celebrate the 25th annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day Parade tradition dates back to March 22, 1997, and has continued to grow over the years to become one of the largest and most supported St. Patrick’s Day events outside of New York City.

There was no parade in 2020 or 2021 on account of the Covid-19 pandemic but no amount of inclement weather was going to stop parade goers from picking up where they left off.  Joining in on the festive spirit were the Valley Stream Fire Department and 3rd Battalion Departments led by the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums along with the Elmont Fire Department. Marshal Tommy McNicholas served as the parade’s Grand Marshal.