Glen Cove’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be stepping off on Sunday, March 22, at 1 p.m. from Robert M. Finley Middle School.
The parade, put together by Glen Cove Hibernians, has chosen The Very Reverend Dom Elias Carr, Headmaster of All Saints Regional Catholic School, to be the parade’s grand marshal.
Other parade honorees include Robert Ottaviano and Laurieann DeFilippo in the capacity of “Aides to the Marshal.”
This year’s parade theme is “the heritage of Catholic School education on the Gold Coast.” The theme is in recognition of two approaching anniversaries: the 25th anniversary of All Saints Catholic School and the 100th anniversary of catholic school education in this area. The parade, a Glen Cove tradition since 1989, is the premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration on the North Shore.
Participants in this year’s parade will include several marching bands, Irish pipers, ethnic and civic organizations, vintage cars, costume performers, fire and police units and much more. The parade will take its usual route through downtown and will end at St. Patrick’s Church. There is plenty of parking in the municipal garages to accommodate anyone who wishes to come and cheer on the parade.