St. Patrick’s Day Parade
A week after Organizers of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade announced that they are ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time, the president of the Catholic League said his group will not march in the parade.
Last week, organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade they are ending a ban and allowing OUT@NBCUniversal, a group representing LGBT employees at NBC Universal, to march under its own banner.
Organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade say they’re ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.
After marching in the Brooklyn Pride Parade earlier this weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he and his wife, Chirlane McCray, will not march in any parades that “exclude” the LGBT community.
The spat between gay rights groups and the Catholic League began ahead of the 253rd annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade on Monday.
The world’s largest parade celebrating Irish heritage set off down Fifth Avenue on a cold and gray morning, the culmination of a weekend of St. Patrick’s Day revelry.
Parade organizers have said gay groups are not prohibited from marching, but are not allowed to carry gay-friendly signs or identify themselves as LGBT.
While you may have the luck of the Irish on your side, without a little planning and foresight, you’re day of celebrating could become a bit overwhelming. So here’s our guide to enjoying the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and all that the city has to offer.
Bratton, who’s Irish-American, was asked Thursday if he was planning to march during an unrelated press conference in Manhattan. He simply said “yes” and did not elaborate.
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the council won’t have an official presence at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade because of rules that prevent gay and lesbian groups from identifying themselves while marching.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won’t partake in the parade along Fifth Avenue because of organizers’ refusal to allow participants to carry gay-pride signs.
The flagship parade on Fifth Avenue was held a day early, but two more parades were held in New York City Sunday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
One of the great New York City traditions, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, headed up Fifth Avenue Saturday.
Several major thoroughfares in Midtown will be closed for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums Band will march in Saturday’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade. Immediately after the parade, members of the band will head to John F. Kennedy International Airport to board a flight to Dublin.