2019 Suffolk County St. Patrick’s Day Events and Parades  181

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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May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5k & St Patrick’s Day Parade 40

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be Sunday, March 17

Patchogue’s 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.

Click Here to register for the 5k

Or download registration form

This years Grand Marshal is Paula Murphy. Paula is the Chair of our Foundations’ Beautification Committee, among many community endeavors.

The Parade runs along Main Street from Route 112 east to West Avenue.

If you are interested in entering the parade, click here for terms and registration form 

The parade is run by the Village of Patchogue Parks & Recreation Department.

 

United Methodist Church Awarded Sacred Site Grant 102

The United Methodist Church of Patchogue was among 16 historic religious properties in New York to receive a Sacred Site grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The New York Landmarks Conservancy awarded $65,500 in Sacred Sites Grants to the Long Island congregations to pay for damage assessments and repairs. Five churches across Long Island, many built back in the 1800s, will receive funds to restore their properties. These five grants were underwritten by new Conservancy supporter the Robert David Lion Foundation. The grants went to the United Methodist Church of Patchogue (1890), Bethel A.M.E. Church in Setauket (1909), St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Northport (1873), First Congregational Church in Riverhead (1836), and First Congregational Church in Southold (1803)

The United Methodist Church, located at 10 Church Street, received a $20,000 grant to help fund window, roof, masonry and waterproofing repairs. The building is a Romanesque Revival brick structure designed by Oscar S. Teale and built in 1889. It has opal stained-glass rose windows by Tiffany Brothers Studios. The church — the second-oldest Methodist church on Long Island — was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

“Long Island’s long history is reflected in its religious architecture. Religious buildings anchor communities providing a sense of history and place. They are among our most important landmarks,” said Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy. “Preserving them also allows congregations to continue to offer social service and cultural programs to their communities.”

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private nonprofit that helps preserve significant architecture around the state. The conservancy has loaned and granted more than $50 million over 45 years, according to its website.

Since 1986, the Conservancy’s Sacred Sites program has aided more than 750 congregations across New York with grants totaling $12 million, according to a news release. These grants have contributed to more than $740 million in total restoration projects. The program is one of a few in the country aiding landmark religious institutions and the only one assisting an entire state.

 

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