2019 Suffolk County St. Patrick’s Day Events and Parades  736

From the first weekend of March till the last, it will seem that every one on Long Island is Irish.  Main Streets across Suffolk County will host St. Patrick’s Day events and come alive with bag pipes, parades, traditional food, music, dancing, and more.

Most of these local events are very affordable or FREE, ideal for families, and appropriate for everyone from first-generation Irish-Americans to those who just want to be Irish for a day.

Click links below for details, including parade routes, dates, times, and more.

Irish Dance for Children — Huntington Station
Sunday, March 3
Enjoy a performance by teachers and students of the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site.

St. Patrick’s Day East Islip Parade – East Islip​
Sunday, March 3rd
The parade starts at 2pm. FREE EVENT

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Stony Brook
Sunday, March 3rd
Enjoy live Irish music and dance from 1:30 -4:30 pm at The Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational and Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children under 12.

Irish Heritage Cooking — Bayville
Tuesday, March 5th
Join Chef Barbara Sheridan for this Irish cooking class at Bayville Library. We suggest going hungry as there will be plenty of food to sample.  $5 entry fee, advanced purchase required.

Over the Rainbow Cupcakes – Huntington Station
Wednesday, March 6th
Kids grades K – 5 are invited to come decorate St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes at the Huntington Station Library. Advanced registration is required. FREE EVENT

Bay Shore-Brightwaters Parade — Bay Shore
Saturday, March 9th
The parade starts at 2 pm rain or shine. FREE EVENT

Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade — Cutchogue
Saturday, March 9th
Join local merchants, sports teams, and the Cutchogue Fire Department at the North Fork’s largest parade, stepping off at 2pm. FREE EVENT

52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade — Westhampton Beach
Saturday, March 9th
The East End community recognizes Irish-American traditions and its hometown heroes. The theme for the 2019 Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be “Dawg Days of Summer. FREE EVENT

Bayport-Blue Point Parade — Bayport
Sunday, March 10th
Celebrate Irish heritage at this parade down Montauk Highway beginning at 11am. FREE EVENT

Huntington St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Huntington Village
Sunday, March 10th
The 85th edition of the parade begins near the Huntington Long Island Rail Road station. Be sure to arrive early, more than 50,000 people are expected to attend this year. FREE EVENT

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt – Babylon
Friday, March 15th
The Babylon Library will be hosting themed crafts between 3 and 4:30 pm, including a leprechaun scavenger hunt. No Registration required. FREE EVENT

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – St. James
Saturday, March 16th
Parade Starts at 1pm. The parade goes along Lake Avenue. from Woodlawn to Railroad Avenue. FREE EVENT

Friends of St. Patrick Parade — Miller Place-Rocky Point
Sunday, March 17th
The 68th annual parade starts along Harrison Avenue in Miller Place and ends at North Country Road in Rocky Point. FREE EVENT

“May the Road Rise to Meet Ye” 5K Run, Walk and Parade – Patchogue
Sunday, March 17th
The Patchogue parade is unique in that it starts with the annual running of the May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5k at 11:55am with the parade following immediately. The Parade runs along Main Street from Route 112 east to West Avenue  FREE EVENT

Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Montauk
Sunday, March 24th
Montauk’s parade is one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in New York State. Be sure to arrive early for a good spot. FREE EVENT

Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade – ​Ronkonkoma
Sunday, March 24th
The parade starts at 2 pm on the corner of Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Portion Road. FREE EVENT

Sixth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade –  Jamesport
Saturday, March 30th
Complete your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations by watching the Mattituck Irish Step Dancers, Cathy Stringer Horse Show and more as they march down North Railroad Avenue and Washington Avenue. The parade starts at 1 pm. FREE EVENT

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Bayport-Blue Point Welcomes Students! 226

Bayport-Blue Point School District welcomed students back for the 2019-20 School year, below are a few photos from a successful first day!

Students enrolled in Kimberly Rall’s fourth grade class at Academy Street Elementary School settled in for a day of learning on the first day of school.

 

Students from James Wilson Young Middle School are pictured with new principal John Andruszkiewicz on the first day of school.

 

A number of Bayport-Blue Point High School students are pictured on the first day of school with, from left, Bayport-Blue Point High School Assistant Principal Neil Zarcone, Dean of Students Michael Zafonte and new Bayport-Blue Point High School Principal Robert Haas.

 

Photos courtesy of the Bayport-Blue Point School District

 

Bring Home the “Teacher’s Pet”, Free Back to School Adoptions 113

In celebration of the start of the new school year, the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will offer free adoptions throughout the month of September for dogs and cats over the age of four years-old. The normal adoption fees of $137 for a dog and $140 for a cat will be waived and include free neuter or spay, vaccinations, microchip, license, heartworm test, flea and fecal.

Here are a few of the adoptable pets currently at Brookhaven Animal Shelter:

Zara
Mufasa
Bandit

Those who are interested in adopting a dog or cat should visit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center located at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.brookhavenny.gov/animalshelter or call 631-451-6950.

 

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