St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This is a weekend when everyone claims to be Irish, and it was a time to “go green” on Friday afternoon at the city’s 77th St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade won’t be the only event shutting down city streets this weekend. The New York City Half Marathon is Sunday.
In a letter on its website, the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade Committee said, “The City of Hoboken’s inability to protect our spectators, bands and participants led us to this heartbreaking decision.”
A sea of green flooded Fifth Avenue as spectators and marchers took to the streets for the country’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
For many, it’s no laughing matter. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s joke about the Irish and drinking has drawn boos from the crowd.