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Two for good luck: Brooklyn celebrates St. Patrick’s Day twice with separate parades

Bagpipers do their thing at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Park Slope.
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Don your green, paint a shamrock on your cheek, wave the Irish flag, and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Brooklyn way, with two parades: March 19 in Park Slope and March 26 in Bay Ridge.

Both events begin on their respective days with pre-parade masses. Park Slopers will gather at Holy Name of Jesus Church at 9 am, and Bay Ridge participants will pray at St. Patrick’s Church at 9:30 am.

The 42nd annual Park Slope parade travels from 15th Street and Prospect Park West down 15th Street to Seventh Avenue to Garfield Place and back up to Prospect Park West, ending at 15th Street. This year’s grand marshal is James Houlihan, owner of Farrell’s Bar and Grill in Windsor Terrace.

The Bay Ridge route lines up at Marine and Third avenues at noon, and kicks off at 1 pm, traveling to the reviewing stand at 77th Street and Third Avenue, where a raffle drawing will be held.

The bagpipers will be piping and the marchers marching to celebrate this annual tradition, where everyone is Irish for the day! Slainte!

For additional information, visit NYParenting.com’s calendar.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Park Slope on March 19, beginning with a mass at 9 am, a re-dedication at the 9-11 memorial at noon, and kick-off at 1 pm at 15th Street and Prospect Park West.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Bay Ridge on March 26, beginning with a mass at 9:30 am, followed by line up at Marine and Third avenues at noon and kick-off at 1 pm.

Posted 12:00 am, March 14, 2017
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