Special Press Release: Glen Cove 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Cancellation
Glen Cove, NY March 11, 2020 11:00 am – – For Immediate Release— Glen Cove Parade Inc., which runs the annual Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade hereby announces that this year’s parade, which had been scheduled for March 22, 2020, has been cancelled due to the COVID 19 virus situation.
This decision was made after consultation with the office of the Mayor of Glen Cove and informed by local medical experts concerned about the potential risks posed by public gatherings of large groups of people such as the Parade and attendant celebrations. As organizers of the Parade, we feel obliged to take no chance of presenting unnecessary risk to our families, friends and guests who would have attended these events, or to the community at large.
We are presently contemplating the possibility of rescheduling the Parade for the early Autumn, or to hold some other manner of event to honor our Grand Marshal and other honorees and to benefit the charity we had chosen to receive the net funds raised in connection with this year’s event; that charity being the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Decisions about those plans will be announced in coming days. Please visit our webpage at www.glencoveparade.com or our Facebook page @glencoveirishparade. You may also text or call 516-782-7494.