Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 7th, 2010 2:00 pm
A list of all NY Saint Patrick's Parade in the State of
New York (NY)
County Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 6th, 2010 2:00 pm
2010 Grand Marshal
What some refer to as The
Queens Parade is actually called The "St. Pats Parade For All." Sundfay,
March 7th, 2010. It begins at 43rd. Street and Skillman Ave. In Sunnyside,
On behalf of the organizers of the inclusive St. Patrick's
celebration in New York we are happy to invite you to join our festival on
March 7th, 2010 in Queens, New York.
(Click here for directions on getting to the parade!)
Our 2010 St. Pat's For All Parade and Festival
extends for a week of community forums, film screenings, local schools concerts
of traditional music dance and storytelling. The highlight of our festival will
be our 10th annual parade and Irish fair on March 1st.
Many people in the communities here enjoy the energy and
spirit that the St. Pat's For All parade and fair
brings to the schools and streets of Sunnyside and Woodside!
As for the past seven years the theme of the 2010 St Patrick's
festival is "cherishing all the children of the nation equally". Taken from the
proclamation of Easter 1916, it is as meaningful today, 92 years after it was
We celebrate Irish heritage and culture. Whether for spiritual
quest, banishment, exile, a longing for adventure or in the pursuit of dreams
the Irish diaspora have gone from the small isle of Eire to all corners of the
globe. So we gather on March 2nd in Sunnyside as diverse communities of New
Yorkers to celebrate Ireland. Among the puppeteers, dancers and stilt walkers
will be community groups reflecting the ethnic diversity of Queens celebrating
Ireland.Â Queens NACCP will carry the banner of Frederick Douglas recalling his
visit to Ireland during the famine. The Mexican community honors the San
Patricios, Irish immigrants who defended the Mexicans in the U.S. Mexican War of
1846-1848. Others will recall Thomas Charles Wright founder of the Ecuadorian
Navy, who hailed from Drogheda, Ireland. The presence of Choctaw and Shinnecock
representatives will refect the generous outreach in 1847 by native peoples to
the starving Irish during the great famine.
Among the sponsors and supporters of the parade are Local
1199, Dignity NY and of course locals who donated time and talent as well as
many dollars. The Queens branch of the Red Cross will once again bring tea and
hot chocolate for everybody. Banners will honor the memory of Irish women
peacemakers from Brigid to Dorothy Day, from Catherine McCauley and Margaret
Anna Cusack to Mother Jones and Eileen Egan. Religious participants include
Methodist Church, the Episcopal Franciscan “Society of St. Francis”, Catholic
Worker, Dignity/NY, Metropolitan Community Church. Alumni of Notre Dame and St.
John’s University will march. Students from TCI will carry giant puppets. The
children of the community represented by Irish dancers and boys and girls clubs
will lead the parade up the avenue. Backing for the parade has also come from
city unions and labor leaders - LOCAL 1199, the United Federation of Teachers,
The Central Labor Council and Local 375 DC 37.
The Irish community of Queens hosts the city's only parade to
welcome lesbian and gay contingents. The March 1st parade continues a rare
spirit of hospitality and welcome that began with the 2000 parade historical
breakthrough. Other participating Irish groups and businesses include the Niall
O'Leary School of Irish Dance, Lavender & Green Alliance, a New York - based
Irish lesbian and gay group, the Brehon Law Society, the Irish Parades Emergency
Committee, The Keltic Dreamers and the All City School marching Band and Irish
marriage equality pioneers, Drs. Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan!
Community youth groups will join as drummers and puppeteers.
We look forward to drawing on your creative community and artistic leadership
skills. We also hope to get you on the airwaves on some of the local and
national television and radio stations. We are looking to do a broadcast via
the internet so that friends in Ireland and around the world can link up as the
celebration takes place.
All of this ensures maximum visibility.
On a limited budget wise we are doing everything we can to
bring a vibrant and unique expression of Irish and spirit and culture to New
York’s Skillman Ave.
We invite you to join us.
Kathleen Walsh D'Arcy
tele #: 718-721-2780 www.stpatsforall.com e-mail:
St. Patrick's Parade &
22-22 28th St., Astoria, NY 11105