St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Marchers make their way up Fifth Avenue during New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade 
on March 17, 2015.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New St. Patrick’s Day Parade Chairman Anticipates Second Gay Group Will Join Festivities

The vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been named chairman of the board.

07/01/2015

Protesters shout slogans during the St Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2015. The group was protesting the exclusion of gay groups from the parade. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Shops TV Rights, May Exclude Gay Groups In 2016

Speaking at parade lunch in April, Chairman John Dunleavy said gay groups will “have a problem” securing a spot in next year’s march, the Irish Voice reported.

06/10/2015

Revelers watch the 251st annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

A Guide To The Fifth Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Here’s our guide to enjoying the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and all that the city has to offer.

CBS New York–03/13/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others march in the St. Pat's for All Parade in Sunnyside, Queens, on March 1, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Hasn’t Decided If He’ll March In 5th Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Associated Press is reporting that de Blasio will not march in this year’s parade. However, CBS New York has been informed by mayor’s office that he has not made a final decision.

03/02/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others march in the St. Pat's for All Parade in Sunnyside, Queens, on March 1, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Marches Through Snow In LGBT-Friendly St. Pat’s For All Parade

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the LGBT-friendly alternative to New York City’s main St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which excluded official gay groups for years.

03/01/2015

Revelers march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

City Council Members Continue Boycott Of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Irish and LGBT community groups and a number of elected officials are continuing their boycott of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in spite of a concession by the event’s organizers.

02/17/2015

Gay rights supporters protest against the exclusion of the gay community from the St. Patrick's Day parade during the annual event in New York on March 17, 2014.  (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP PHOTO/Getty Images)

De Blasio Says He Hasn’t Decided On Whether He’ll March In St. Patrick’s Parade

Organizers of the Manhattan parade announced in September that they are ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.

02/12/2015

People attend the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York on March 17 2014. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP PHOTO/Getty Images)

Catholic League Says It Will Not March In 2015 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.

09/11/2014

Activists on Sept. 9, 2014, demand St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers allow more LGBT groups to march in the event. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Activists: NBC Group Should Skip St. Patrick’s Parade If Other LGBT Groups Not OK’d To March

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.

09/09/2014

Revelers march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Gay Group To March In NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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.

09/03/2014

De Blasio Budget Proposal May 8 (CBS 2)

De Blasio Says He Won’t March In Any Parade That ‘Excludes’ LGBT Community

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.

06/15/2014

Gay rights supporters protest against the exclusion of the gay community from the St. Patrick's Day parade during the annual event in New York on March 17, 2014.  (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP PHOTO/Getty Images)

Catholic League President Blasts Gay Pride Parade Organizers Over Mandatory Rules For Participants

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.

03/21/2014

Revelers march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Marches Up Fifth Avenue Amid Controversy

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.

03/17/2014

A band marches down Fifth Ave. during the St. Patrick's Day parade March 17, 2009 in New York. Thousands turned out for what is billed as the world's oldest and largest parade. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT

Guinness Pulls Sponsorship, LGBT Groups Plan Protests For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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.

03/16/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks at a news conference on Feb. 27, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Bill Bratton Bucks Trend, Will March In St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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.

02/27/2014

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