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St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
New York’s Irish residents (and those who wish they were!) have strutted their stuff in honor of the Archdiocese of New York’s Patron Saint for 255 years. That’s fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will pass St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue en route to the Irish Historical Society, with six hours of music, marchers, and mayhem. A strict rule forbids oats, so the 150,000+ members of the parade will pass on foot, directed by 2017 Grand Marshal and Limerick native Michael J. Dowling of Northwell Health. Line up anywhere along Fifth Ave. for prime viewing; we’re partial to the edge of Central Park, above 59th St. all the way to 79th.