FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 12, 2020
From: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Inc.
For Immediate Release
The board of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade announces with a heavy heart, that at the direction of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, the 2020 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) activity in our region. The health and safety of the Parade’s marchers which includes many members of our armed forces, first responders, schools and colleges, as well as spectators, volunteers, and staff is paramount. We thank the Governor for his leadership and concern for our community’s safety.
We look forward to working with the Mayor and his staff to celebrate our 259th parade at a later date.
The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the world’s oldest and largest parade honoring the patron saint of Ireland, having marched on the streets of New York since 1762.
For the latest news, updates and events please visit www.nycstpatricksparade.org.