March 5: St. Pat’s For All Parade

The St. Pat’s for All parade celebrates the diversity of the Irish and Irish American communities of New York. First held in 2000, St.Pat’s for All cherishes and celebrates an inclusive St. Patrick’s season. The parade is the first in the 260 years + of Irish parades in New York City to be open and welcoming to all who wish to share in the spirit of the day. St. Pat’s for All errs on the side of hospitality. The theme “cherishing all the children of the nation equally” is taken from the 1916 Easter Proclamation of the Irish Republic. It is a vision drawn from our past and a guide for our present & future.

This will be the 18th annual St Pats For All celebration. 

IAW&A Board Member Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy is the co-chair of St. Pat’s For All with another member, Brendan Fay. Both were honored in December by Irish President Michael D. Higgins in a ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain.
IAW&A members march every year with our banner in this progressive, inclusive celebration of Irish culture and heritage. Info about parade and concert is on the website:
Join New York’s fun, festive, diverse & inclusive celebration of Irish culture,  “St. Pat’s For All 2017,” on Sunday, March 5 at 1pm.
Parade Route: Starts at 43rd St & Skillman Ave to 58th & Woodside Ave

Whether you are 2, 20 or 200, REGISTER your support & your group here.

*The concert to raise funds for the parade will be on March 3 at the Irish Arts Center, produced and hosted by IAW&A member Honor Molloy.
[Featured image by Ruth Fremson, NY Times]