The Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade sponsored by the Greenwich Hibernian Association will take place on Sunday March 19, 2023. This will be the organization’s 47th annual parade.
The parade will be led by Grand Marshal Kevin McFadden. The Parade will start at Town Hall at 2:00 when Greenwich Police Sergeant Ryan Carino blows the ceremonial starting whistle.
Ryan’s Irish ancestors came from County Cork.
This year’s parades promises to be one of the largest in recent memory. There will be seven Bagpipe Bands included in the 11 total bands: Greenwich Pipe Band, Fairfield County Police Pipes and Drums, Westchester Firefighters Pipes and Drums, Essex County Emerald Society Pipe Band, Pyramid Shriners Pipes & Drums, Pelham Regional Pipe Band, Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums, Port Chester High School Marching Band, Tappan Zee Bridgemen, Nash Drum Corp, and Wholly Brass Band.
In addition there will be at least 50 groups of local schools, scouts, fire and police departments and civic organizations marching.
There will be Irish Step Dancers from three local schools – Lynn Academy of Irish dance, Anam Cara Irish Dance and Harney Pender Keady Academy of Irish Dance. A number of antique and vintage vehicles will be in the parade including an antique van sponsored by Sam Bridge Nursery. The always popular Pyramid Shriners Motor Patrol will perform in their miniature cars.
It sounds like the weather will cooperate and the Greenwich Hibernian Association is very excited to once again share and celebrate its Irish Heritage by sponsoring the Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade.
Parade information and updates will be posted on the Greenwich Hibernian’s website: www.greenwichhibernians.org
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