By Sheyla Torres
Irish eyes will be smiling on this Emerald Long Island all month long with St. Patrick’s Day parades on Long Island running throughout March. Here is a roundup of some of the top parades not to be missed.
KINGS PARK ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
The parade will have bagpipe bands, floats, and several organizations marching and will also be honoring Grand Marshal Charles Gardner & Diane Gardner. The parade will start at the corner of Lou Ave. and Pulaski Rd., and will end at Old Dock Rd. at the William T. Rogers Middle School. 12 p.m. March 5.
BETHPAGE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Bethpage’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will start in front of St. Martin of Tours Church on Central Ave. and will end on Broadway at the Showmobile. The parade will also honor Grand Marshal Gabe Hickey. 1 p.m. March 6.
EAST ISLIP ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
East Islip’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will kick off in front of the East Islip Library and travel to Main St. to Irish Lane. 2 p.m. March 6.
MINEOLA ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Mineola’s St. Patrick’s parade will start at the County Courthouse on Old Country Rd. and will end one block south of the Center at Jericho Tpke. and Willis Ave. After the parade, there will be an Irish celebration at the Center on Willis Ave. The parade will also be honoring Grand Marshal Brigid McNulty. 1 p.m. March 6.
JAMES ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
St. James annual St Patrick’s Day Parade will start at Lake Avenue and end at the LIRR station. The parade will have piper bands, marching bands, scout troops, dance groups, floats, fire trucks, antique cars, and more. 1 p.m. March 12.
BAY SHORE BRIGHTWATERS ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
The South Shore University Hospital is having its 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Friends and family are invited. The parade will be honoring Grand Marshal Tim Mooney and more. The parade will start at Imbert Cancer Center’s parking lot. 1 p.m. March 12.
WESTHAMPTON BEACH ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Westhampton Beach’s 53rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will have the theme “Back to our Future!” plus floats, food, drinks, and more. The parade will also be honoring Grand Marshal Preston Jankowski. 12 p.m. March 12.
CENTER MORICHES 19TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
On Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. a parade dinner will honor Grand Marshall Kenneth Johnson; tickets are $75 at moricheschamber.org. The parade takes place on March 13 at 2 p.m. and travels down Main St. 2 p.m. Mar. 13.
GLEN COVE’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
The 34th annual Glen Cove’s St. Patrick’s Day is back after two years. The parade kicks off at Finley Middle School on Forest Ave. and Dosoris Lane. The parade will have marching groups, Irish pipers, and other musicians. It will also have vintage cars and costumed performers. This year the parade is honoring Grand Marshal Gerard Herbert. 1 p.m. Mar. 20.
WANTAGH’S 2022 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Wantagh’s St. Patrick parade is back this year with live music by PLUNGE, DJ Savage, and an Irish food menu all day. The parade will be at 3232 Railroad Ave. 12 p.m. Mar. 20.
RONKONKOMA ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Ronkonkoma’s 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at the corner of Patchogue-Holbrook Rd. and Portion Rd. The parade will also be honoring Grand Marshal, Gerry McMenamin. 2 p.m. Mar. 27.
MONTAUK ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Billed as the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade besides the main event in Manhattan, this annual tradition steps off at Edgemere Road before a crowd of an estimated 40,000 spectators. 12 p.m. March 27.
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