NYC  St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Marching On The Streets Of New York Since 1762

NYC  St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Marching on the streets of New York Since 1762

About

The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. The first parade was on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. The first NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade was comprised of a band of homesick, Irish ex-patriots and Irish military members serving with the British Army stationed in the colonies in New York. This was a time when the wearing of green was a sign of Irish pride but was banned in Ireland. In that 1762 parade, participants reveled in the freedom to speak Irish, wear green, sing Irish songs and play the pipes to Irish tunes that were meaningful to the Irish immigrants of that time.

Today, the NYC Parade marches up 5th Avenue and is reviewed from the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Since it began, this tradition of marching past St. Patrick’s Cathedral has remained unchanged with the exception of the address.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the world’s oldest and largest parade and has become a tradition that is enjoyed by all!

2021 Parade Information

Since we can’t be together this year in-person, we hope that you will join us virtually as we honor First Responders and Essential Workers who have made enormous sacrifices this past year during the pandemic.  

2021 Parade Information

Since we can’t be together this year in-person, we hope that you will join us virtually as we honor First Responders and Essential Workers who have made enormous sacrifices this past year during the pandemic.  

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Our Sponsors

Because of their generosity each year the celebration goes on!

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image: logo of St. Patrick's Day Foundation, NYC
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image: Fordham University seal
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image: Ford logo
image: Manhattan College logo
image: Manhattan College logo
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May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

All Photography by Dominick Totino

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