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Bayside Saint Patrick’s Day parade returns after two years
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Queens residents celebrated the return
of the Bayside Saint Patrick’s Day Parade,
which made its comeback on Saturday,
March 26, two years after the pandemic put
a stop to the local event.
Cultural groups, local businesses, elected
officials, civic associations, marching
bands and other community organizations
marched in this year’s parade, traveling
down the Bell Boulevard parade route from
35th Avenue to 42nd Avenue.
Back in January, the parade committee
gave the green light to bring back the parade
for 2o22 “after receiving lots of feedback”
from the community.
This year’s parade honorees included 2022
Grand Marshal Rita Lydon Lenz and Kevin
Cadigan, Sister Kathleen Masterson, Brian
McGuinness, Rory McCreesh and A. Warren
Scullin as aides to the grand marshal.
The Bayside parade started in 2018 to
showcase the community’s strong Irish
pride. In September 2021, the parade committee
held a Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day
Photos by Paul Frangipane
The Bayside St. Patrick’s Day Parade returned in grand fashion on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
Revelers march down Bell Boulevard.
State Sen. John Liu and Queens Borough President
Donovan Richards joined the festivities.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani makes his way down Bell Boulevard. Bagpipers B i march h down d Bell B ll Boulevard.
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Revelersmarch down Bell Boulevard
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The sound of bagpipes provided the ambiance throuhgout the