Staten Island St Patrick’s Day Parade

Staten Island St Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 06, 2022
Foret Avenue
West Brighton, Staten Island, NY

The annual St Patrick’s Day Parade returned to Staten Island after a covid absence last year. Controversy surrounded the event with the decision by the parade organizers to not allow LGBTQ groups to march. The banned groups held a press conference prior to the parade. In conduction with the parade, there is always a one mile race that precedes the parade. It went on, but many racers ran in a second race in support of the banned groups.
The weather was warm, but mixed with clouds, rain and sun. Only two elected officials participated… Boro President Vito Fossella in a bright green sweater, and Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis in a green Ireland sweater.

Photos by Mary DiBiase Blaich

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