from the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, Easter 1916
Hailed as "the parade the Irish should celebrate" by NY Daily News columnist Denis Hamill, it is described as "a mix of "street theater, puppets, stilt walkers, bands, ethnic and community groups, labor, religious and political contingents, banners, dancers and youth groups and is open to all New Yorkers, which means the whole human family."
Take a look at the "Saint Pat's for All!" website for more details, history, directions and such.
So if this all sound like great fun but you don't know anyone to go with, we know two (2) Great Groups who are looking for people to march with them . . . the Queens Chapter of PFLAG and the New York Area Bisexual Network (NYABN).
If you'd like to participate you can email Larry at: willhelp @ pflag-queens . org or willhelp @ nyabn . org and arrange to meet up in advance and all go to the parade together.
Or just meet up at 1:30 next to the Torsney Playground (aka Skillman Park) at the corner of 43rd St and Skillman Ave in Sunnyside Queens.
It is easy to get to get there by subway,take the number 7 Flushing line to the 40th St. stop and walk to 43rd St. and Skillman Ave.
The Sunnyside Queens Saint Patrick's Parade kicks off at 2:00 pm this Sunday will proceeded East on Skillman, then North on 56th St, then goes East on Woodside Ave and it ends at 61st St and Woodside Ave.