St. Patrick’s Parade
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Despite the gloomy weather, Irish eyes were still smiling at this year’s Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade! The 21st annual
Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 10 featured Celtic-clad marchers and bands traveling on East Tremont
Avenue. This year’s groups consisted of local elected offi cials, schools, the FDNY, pipe and drum bands, community organizations
and families representing this year’s honorary grand marshals journeyed down the route which sported a fresh green
median and massive shamrock as thousands of Bronxites from all over the borough cheered from the sidelines.
(1) FDNY Emerald Society Pipe and Drums marched on with music in their step
(2) (l-r) Joseph McManus, Community Board 11 member; Marjorie Velazquez,
82nd Assembly District Female Leader, District Attorney Darcel Clark, State
Committee member Thomas Messina; Councilman Mark Gjonaj, Assemblyman
(3) Michael Benedetto and Community Board 10 member Lewis Goldstein..
(l-r) Grand marshals former Congressman Joe Crowley; Margaret McKeegan and
Sr. Teresa Barton, CND enjoyed the neighborhood’s cultural celebration
(4) The Colt Family wore their best Gaelic attire for the celebration..
(5) Cardinal Spellman High School Cheerleaders Marching Band enjoyed themselves.
(6) (l-r) Inish Free School of Irish Dance’s Madison Keown, Kylie Garcia and Kaiden
(7) The Perez family took shelter from the rain to enjoy this year’s parade
(8) (l-r) Mary and Louis Moore and Thomas Neilin viewed the parade from the
(9) (l-r) Birthday boy Michael Conlin, Sue and Debbie Donnelly with Donna DiMico
enjoyed the festivitie
(10) (l-r) Kenzie, Connor, Cullen, Liam and Maura Crowley with Bruce the dog
came out in support
(11) Scarlett, a mini-horse, represented Schuyler Hill Funeral Home at the parade.
(12) The Ballman Family had a grand time at the parade.
((13) l-r) Ashley Goldman, Peter Mullane, John Labate and Brendan Burke enthusiastically
cheered on the parade marchers.
(14) (l-r) Grand marshal Sr. Teresa Barton; Chris Dalton, Throgg’s Neck Benevolent
Association; 45th Precinct Community Affairs police offi cer Souhrada and
James McQuade, Schuyler Hill Funeral Home and Parade Breakfast sponsor.
(15) The Lynam and Buckely families traveled from Edgewater Park to view this
(16) Throggs Neck siblings Matthew and Caroline Lennon were dressed for the
(17) Throggs Neck siblings Matthew and Caroline Lennon were dressed for the
occasion. Photos by Laura Stone