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New York City St Patricks Day Parade

Written on February 27, 2016

The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade can be viewed along 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Parade can also be watched live on NBCNewYork.com beginning at 11:00 a.m. on March 17.


The  New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is our country’s oldest and proudest Irish tradition, marching for the first time more than 250 years ago, on March 17, 1762 – fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence.
Today, the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For 253 years, we have marched up 5th Ave. thanks entirely to the generous support of people like you.
“On the streets of New York since 1762 – the oldest, largest, and best in the world” The parade marches up 5th Avenue, clan by clan.
The Parade starts at 44th Street at 11 am and is held every March 17th, except when March 17th falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated the day before, Saturday the 16th because of religious observances.
The parade marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street to 86th Street, where the parade finishes around 4:30 – 5:00 pm

New York City St Patricks Day Parade 2016

Did You Know?  From its earliest days, right up to the present time, our parade has been run entirely by volunteers, many of whom come from generations of families dedicated to the organization of the parade.  It takes months of preparation and countless hours of time to run the world’s oldest and largest parade and we could not do it without the commitment of these great men and women.