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Show some IRISH PRIDE at annual
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Bayside
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Head to Bayside at the end of the month
for a show of Irish pride at the neighborhood’s
yearly Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
On Saturday, March 28, the annual event
will return to Bell Boulevard for the third
consecutive year. Th e family-friendly event
began in 2018 in order to showcase Bayside’s
strong Irish American community.
Th e parade route begins at 36th Avenue
and will travel down Bell Boulevard
toward 42nd Avenue. Th is year, organizers
have dedicated the parade to the
late Phil Brady, a 2019 aide to the grand
marshal, who passed away in October
Eileen Flannelly Mackell is this year’s
parade grand marshal and will be joined
by aides Tommy Mulvihill, John Golden,
Tom Golden, Robert Lynch, Joe Donovan
and Father Chris Heanue. Mackell is the
vice president of the Container Royalty
Central Collection Fund (CRCCF) of the
International Longshoreman Association
(ILA) and the United States Maritime
Th e grand marshall and aides for the
Although the parade is a one-day
event, one of the event organizers Kieran
Mahoney told QNS that organizing the
event takes all year and the dedication of
over 20 community members.
“It takes a strong, organized and cooperative
committee to organize the parade.
Our committee of over 20 people does
great work throughout the year. Th e
parade might be one day but work is done
year round, such as fundraising, outreach
and community building. Our sponsors
have been vital in our eff orts, without
their support we couldn’t make this happen,”
A shot from the 2019 parade.
Mahoney told QNS.
Last year’s parade featured more than 70
local groups including schools, marching
and pipe bands, dance groups and civic
Th e third annual Bayside Saint Patrick’s
Day Parade is on March 28 at 11 a.m. For
more information, visit baysidesaintpatricksdayparade.
org or fi nd the parade on
Facebook and Instagram.
Photos courtesy of the Bayside Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
The grand marshall and aides for the 2020 parade.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day To All!
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