Queens, NY: St. Pat’s for All Parade
WHEN: March 2nd, 2014 1:00pm Assembly & Remarks; 2:00pm Parade Step-off
WHERE: Sunnyside/Woodside, beginning at Skillman Ave & 47th Street and ending at Woodside Ave & 58th Street.
"cherishing all the children of the nation equally…"
Proclamation of the Irish Republic, Easter 1916
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. Ours 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. We err on the side of hospitality. Our 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 is our 15th annual St Pats For All celebration. Soon we will gather once again in Sunnyside and Woodside to celebrate our Irish culture and heritage. Whether in exile, fleeing famine, or pursuing dreams and hopes for liberty, equality and happiness, the Irish through the centuries have scattered across the globe always enhancing the communities they join.
On March 2nd, 2014 children and youth and the call of the bagpipes will lead the 15th annual St. Patrick’s parade & Irish fair in Sunnyside/Woodside, Queens. We will welcome all who celebrate our diversity, including public officials, community groups, unions, pipers, dancers and puppeteers, religious communities, youth groups, seniors, and gay and straight groups. Visitors from Ireland will again be joining us along with many contingents. We will proudly showcase other contingents representing the great people of the Caribbean, Latino, Native American, and Korean communities.