The Glen Cove Hibernians will be celebrating 5pm Mass at St. Boniface Martyr Church in Sea Cliff on the eve of the Parade, Saturday evening, March 22, 2014, followed by a rousing party at the St. Boniface Gym. Full dinner and beverages included in the price; live traditional Irish music, stepdancers, pipers, sing-along, all in the great “Hooley” tradition of AOH and LAOH Divisions 8.
The 25th Annual Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
St.. Patrick’s Day in Glen Cove this year will be even more special than usual for two great reasons. The first is that Glen Cove gets a rare chance to hold its St. Patrick’s Day Parade on St. Patrick’s Day itself, since the Manhattan parade is held on Saturday when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday. The second is that this year’s Parade will be the 25th Annual parade since its inception in 1989. During that time the Parade, always a dazzling event, has grown to be the premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration on the North Shore and the largest annual parade in Glen Cove.
The Parade begins to form up at 12 noon in the area of the Finley Middle School on Forest Avenue. It steps off at 1pm, following the usual route through downtown Glen Cove to St. Patrick’s Church. There is very ample parking in the municipal garages and at the end of the parade route. Click here for more information on the parade route and directions.
The backbone of the parade, as always, will be its exciting mix of marching groups, including many bands of Irish pipers. Further color will be added to the festivities by vintage cars, costumed performers, face painters, fire and police units and much more. The parade is a true community celebration of the coming of Spring with many of our areas ethnic organizations, often in costume, taking part. Come, join the fun!
For more information about the parade, please visit www.glencoveirishparade.org or call 516-782-7494.
Sioban is the third child to Daniel and (the late) Sally Lane. Her dad is from County Cork, Ireland and her mom was from County Tyrone, Ireland. She was raised to enjoy Irish step dancing, music, laughter and the sounds of the bagpipes. Sioban was born in Roslyn, NY and raised in Sea Cliff with her three siblings, Dennis, Patricia and Daniel Joseph, where she attended St. Boniface Martyr School, North Shore High School and ITT Business School. She has been an employee of SCO Family of Services for Thirty-three years.
In all her roles over the last 33 years, one thing has remained constant; year after year Sioban has brought happiness to thousands of children across the agency. With corporate contacts, volunteers and donors she has provided Christmas for hundreds of children and adolescents every year, arranged trips and special outings, and recently, working with the Garden of Dreams foundation, she has even enabled some of our children to perform at Radio City Music Hall.
In addition to all of this Sioban has worked with volunteers, putting together highly successful events that have raised funds to support programs across the agency. Her success in this area is a direct result of the passion she has for the children and families she services.
She has been a member of the LAOH since 2006 serving as Vice President and President. She has been involved with the St. Patrick’s Day dance, Garage Sales and all LAOH fund raising activities. She is also a member of the St. Boniface Martyr Ministries.
Sioban is married to the love of her life Jim Rack and they are enjoying raising their son – James Rack who is 16 years old and a junior at North Shore High School.
Canning was born in Glen Cove and raised in Sea Cliff where he attended North Shore Schools. He has been engaged in civic activities for many years. Present and past community involvement includes: member, Knights of Columbus, Glen Cove; officer, Sea Cliff Auxiliary Police; director, Glen Cove CARES; director, Friends of Raynham Hall Museum, Oyster Bay; treasurer, Sea Cliff Civic Association; president, East Hillside Cemetery Association; lector, St. Boniface Martyr R.C. Church, Sea Cliff; member, North Shore Kiwanis Club; and director, Visiting Nurse Association of Oyster Bay-Glen Cove. John is also an Honorary Member of the Sea Cliff Volunteer Fire Department.
In 1995, Canning was elected to the inaugural Nassau County Legislature where he represented Glen Cove and the northern portion of the Town of Oyster Bay and served as Chair of the Committee on Governmental Services and Operations. He was also a member of two New York State Commissions: the Long Island Sound Coastal Advisory Commission and the Long Island North Shore Heritage Area Planning Commission.
Canning’s Hibernian activities have included being a member of the Irish-American Society and a founding member of Irish-Americans in Government. For the past several years, he has been the voice of the Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Parade, announcing the line of march at the reviewing stand.