The Glen Cove Saint Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 1 pm. Founded in 1989 the parade is the premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Long Island. It takes place each year on the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day and is a joyous “first sign of Spring” for Long Islanders and visitors. This is all the more so this year as the Parade returns after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid crisis.
The Grand Marshal of the 2022 parade is Gerard “Gerry” Herbert. Gerry is a native of County Galway, Ireland, and a longtime resident of Glen Cove, where he runs a successful HVAC business and has for many years been deeply involved in organizing the Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Aides to the Grand Marshal are educator Carolyn Masterson McGillicuddy and auto specialist Eric Hill.
The Parade begins to form up at 12 noon in the area of the Finley Middle School at Forest Avenue and Dosoris Lane in Glen Cove. It steps off at 1 pm, proceeds through the streets of downtown Glen Cove to St. Patrick’s Church. There is ample parking at Glen Cove’s municipal parking garages and at the end of the parade route. Shuttle buses will run between the parking areas and the formation area.
The heart of the parade, as always, will be its exciting mix of marching groups, including bands of Irish pipers and other musicians, along with vintage cars, costumed performers, fire and police units, and much more. The parade is a true community celebration with marching groups from Irish and the many other ethnic groupings who live in the area taking part. Come, join the fun!
The Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade receives NO public or municipal financial support. It depends solely on tax-deductible corporate sponsorship and individual donations to the Glen Cove Parade Committee Inc. Please visit glencoveparade.com to review tax-deductible support opportunities. All parade expenses are paid in this way and all funds collected in excess of those expenses are donated directly to carefully chosen charities. Our selected charity for the 2022 Parade is the St. Patrick Glen Cove Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. This worthy charity was chosen because of its dedicated service to the people of our community.
For more information, please visit the parade website at www.glencoveparade.com, call or text 516-782-7494, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Glen Cove Parade Committee, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) charitable corporation, and all contributions are tax-deductible.