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2008 -  247th New York City  Saint Patrick's Day Parade


Slide Show of the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Over 500Photos


Monday, March 17th 2008

Starting @ 44th Street and Fifth Avenue @11:00 a.m.

The Solemn Pontifical Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral

50th Street and Fifth Avenue @ 8:30 a.m.


Chairman of New York’s St. Patrick Day Parade To Be Honored By Bronx Community College


Bronx, NY – John T. Dunleavy, Chairman of the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, and member of the Parade Celebration Committee for 38 years, will be the featured guest Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Bronx Community College’s annual Irish Heritage Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at 1-3 p.m. in BCC's Colston Hall, Lower Level. The Irish Heritage Committee will also honor Milagros Torres who works in the Health, Physical Education & Wellness Department at Bronx Community College. BCC is located at University Avenue & West 181st Street.


Bronx Community College President Carolyn G. Williams will inaugurate Irish Heritage Day and welcome Dr. John L. Lahey, Vice-Chairman-Director of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration Committee  and President of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, who will introduce Mr. Dunleavy.  Dr. Lahey is among the past awardees of the annual luncheon which have included people such as author Frank McCourt, journalist Pete Hamill, TV news reporter Magee Hickey, and Rev. Joseph O'Hare, Past President of Fordham University.


Recognition of the contributions of the Irish people to society is the theme of the event. 

Bronx Community College has 8,500 students from over 100 different countries. For more information on the luncheon which will include traditional Irish fare and drink, please call James Quigley (718) 289-5334. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.


Last year, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade included over 400 marching bands, 200,000 marchers, and some two-million spectators lining the sidewalks from St. Patrick’s Cathedral up Fifth Avenue to 86th Street.  Among the various bands and pipe & drum corps, marchers also included county societies, police and firefighter brigades, and scores of other groups.  Billed by parade organizers as "the oldest, largest, and best in the world," this year's parade will be held Friday, March 17th, starting at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue at 11 A.M. It is preceded by the Solemn Pontifical Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 8:30 A.M. Begun fourteen years before the birth of the United States, the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates its 245th year as an annual right of spring welcoming all the citizens of New York and the world. 


Born in County Westmeath, Ireland, John Dunleavy, 67, lives in Riverdale. He was married in the Bronx and has two daughters, both teachers who graduated from Lehman College. “I love the Bronx,” said Mr. Dunleavy, who visited Bronx Community College last week. “I drove around the BCC campus and never realized how spectacularly beautiful it is,” remarked Mr. Dunleavy who was hired as a bus driver for the New York City Transit Authority in 1965, shortly after serving in the U.S. Army.  He worked his way up to General Superintendent of the New York City Transit Authority in 1990 before retiring and starting a gardening business.


At Bronx Community College, Mr. Dunleavy said that he is going to talk briefly about the wonderful opportunities America offers for everybody, no matter where you come from and who you are. In 1992, when he was elected Parade Chairman, he stated that his goal would be to continue to preserve, protect and promote the traditions of the Parade that have been handed down since 1762. Also, he said that he will share some of the dramatic and colorful stories he’s collected in 38 years of serving the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration Committee in every elected position.


Complete Irish Food & Drink, Irish Step Dancers & Piper, BCC Singers


Reservation Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2006



Please detach and return to:


James Quigley, Chair

Irish Heritage and Culture Committee

Bronx Community College

Gould Memorial Library 102



Reservations must be accompanied by check payable to: "BCC Irish Heritage"



Number of Guests or Table­­­­­­­­­­­­­___________________________

Prepay: $20 per person, $140 for table of eight;  Payment at Door on March 2: $25


H. James ("Jim") Quigley, Jr., Ph.D
Bronx Community College
City University of New York
Hall of Fame Terrace, GML104
Bronx NY 10453
Voice: 718-289-5334
  Fax: 718-289-6443