St Pat's Parade Sunnyside & Woodside
March 7, 2011 / Sunnyside & Woodside / Queens Buzz. The St. Pat's For All Parade in Sunnyside marched up Skillman Avenue to Woodside in spite of a persistent rain and overcast skies. The event was headlined by the Mayor, the City Council Speaker, two city councilmen, a former police chief and a couple of guests from Ireland.
Of note was Christine Quinn's impassioned speech about eliminating discrimination. This speech was in response to a decision by the St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers in Staten Island to prohibit gays from marching in their parade. A similar decision was made about ten years ago by the Manhattan St. Patrick's Day parade organizers. The St. Pat's For All Parade in Sunnyside & Woodside does not prohibit gays from marching in its parade.
Given the inclement weather and shortened parade route [all parade routes have been shortened by 25% this year], there appeared to be far fewer parade watchers, but that didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits [pun intended]. Shortly after the parade ended a great downpour came, telling us all that the parade was over. I guess our Irish guests brought along a bit of weather from the old country.
Click here to view a slide show of St Patrick's Day Parade photos 2011 in Sunnyside, Woodside & Queens.
St Pat's For All Parade 2011 Photos
St Pat's Parade In Woodside, Sunnyside & Queens
March 7, 2011 / Woodside & Sunnyside / Queens Buzz. The introduction to this slide show is in the works. For a brief report on the St Pat's For All Parade 2011 in Sunnyside and Woodside, see the front page of this site. The following is a slide show of the St Pat's For All Parade 2011 photos. Click here to go directly to the photo album to view larger photos of the St Pats For All parade.
St Patricks Day Parade 2011
St Pat's For All Parade in Woodside & Sunnyside
February 28, 2011 / Sunnyside & Woodside / Queens Buzz. This Sunday the St Pat's Parade For All Parade commences at 1 pm in Sunnyside and begins traveling at 2 pm uphill along Skillman Avenue into Woodside.
The parade is usually preceded by remarks from government officials as well as entertainment by some of the parade participants. However due to cutbacks in the city budget, the length of NYC parades has been shortened. Hence the route of the St Patricks Day Parade 2011 in Queens has been shortened so that it begins at 47th Street and Skillman Avenue and terminates at 58th Street.
Click here to view a St Pats For All Parade section which includes the current map, history and photos of prior years parades. Erin Go Braugh.
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