St. Patrick’s Parade In Rockaway

It was easy being green in Rockaway March 3 as the 37th     annual Queens St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held. Events began with Mass celebrated by Msgr. John Brown at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor. Parade President Michael Benn said the parade included 10 divisions, over 100 units, 25 school, bagpipe and community bands, fire departments and community groups, schools and students.  Kevin O’Brien, vice president of Mission Critical – Gilbane Building Company, led the march as Grand Marshal.

Martin Cottingham, director of the Great Irish Fair, congratulates two of the honorary grand marshals, Eileen Long, director of development for Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, and Thomas Flood, director of development at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights.