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Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade 2017

Written on March 15, 2016

2017 Brooklyn St Patricks Day Parade

Sunday March 19th, 2017 at 1.00pm

SUNDAY MARCH 19th, 2017 – 1:00 PM


12:00 Noon: Bands & Marching Units should assemble on Prospect Park West

between 9th Street & 15th Street

12:45 PM “Re-Dedication Ceremony” to the Heroes & Victims of 9/11 – WTC

At Prospect Park West & 15th Street, before Parade “step-off”

Reviewing Stand: Bartel Pritchard Circle/PPW/14th Street

Parade Route:

From 15th Street & Prospect Park West > Down 15th Street to 7th Avenue > Along 7th Avenue > To Garfield Place > Up Garfield Place To Prospect Park West > And Along Prospect Park West To 15th Street

Parade Grand Marshal:  – James J. Houlihan,
Owner of Farrell’s Bar and Grill, Windsor Terrace

Aides to the Grand Marshal:
Rita Lydon-Lenz (United Irish Counties of New York, County Mayo)
James O’Leary (Grand Council of United Emerald Societies; Con Edison Emeralds)
Julia Ann Dineen (Irish Culture – Buckley School of Irish Dance)
Lt. Joseph Heegan Jr. (Uniformed Services – FDNY, Ladder Company 149)
Alice B. Casey (Gaelic Sports- NY Young Irelands Camogie Team)
Heleana O’Driscoll-Ryan (Public Education-PS 10)
Mary DiServio (LAOH-Kings County Board, Div 6, Greenpoint)
Det. Jerry Galante (Aide-At-Large – NYPD 78th Pct, Community Affairs)

Marc Reilly (AOH-Kings County Board, Div. 12) 

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There are several accounts of Saint Patrick’s death. One says that Patrick died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, on March 17, 460 A.D. His jawbone was preserved in a silver shrine and was often requested in times of childbirth, epileptic fits, and as a preservative against the “evil eye.” Another account says that St. Patrick ended his days at Glastonbury, England and was buried there. The Chapel of St. Patrick still exists as part of Glastonbury Abbey. Today, many Catholic places of worship all around the world are named after St. Patrick, including cathedrals in New York and Dublin city. A toast for St Patrick’s Day, “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”Saint Patrick’s Day?

Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide. Why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.

The most important element of Saint Patrick’s Day, after mass, is the Saint Patrick’s Day Parades. Over 300 Saint Patrick’s Day Parades around the world celebrate this famous Saint Patrick’s Day .

The beating  heart of these Saint Patrick’s Day Parades are the Pipe Bands with their stirring music & powerful presence.