Don your green, paint shamrocks on your cheeks, and get ready for an Irish fest in Brooklyn on March 20.
There are two great ways to celebrate the Emerald Isle in the Borough of Kings! Two parades will take place on March 20 in Bay Ridge and Park Slope.
Revelers in Park Slope can start the day with a mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church at 245 Prospect Park West at 9 am. After the mass, pay tribute during a re-dedication ceremony of the 9-11 victims memorial. Then, the parade begins as marchers wind their way from 15th Street and Prospect Park West down Seventh Avenue, Garfield Place, and then back up to the reviewing stand at Bartel-Pritchard Circle, at Prospect Park West and 14th Street. This year’s Grand Marshall is Mary Hogan, the national president of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Park Slope St. Patrick’s Day Parade (kicks off at 15th Street and Prospect Park West) March 20, 1 pm. Free.
Irish eyes in the Ridge can start off the day at mass held at St. Patrick’s Church at 9511 Fourth Ave. and 94th Street at 9:30 am. Parade marchers will step off from Marine and Third avenues at 1 pm. For children, volunteers will be on hand to paint a shamrock or two upon their faces at 1 pm. The parade makes its way up Third Avenue and ends at the reviewing stand on 77th Street and Third Avenue.
Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Marine and Third avenues) March 20, 1 pm. Free.