Irish Eyes Are Smiling a Day Early in NYC

Updated: Mar 19, 2019

The 258th annual NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade "Marching on the streets of New York since 1762 - the oldest, largest, and the best in the world." as advertised on the official parade program lived up to its billing yesterday as New Yorker's of all backgrounds came out to celebrate the cities Irish Heritage. It is often said that everyone is Irish in NYC on St. Paddy's Day. The incredibly beautiful display of diversity at yesterdays parade is simply a microcosm of the overall diversity of New York City, truly the greatest strength of The Greatest City in The World. Enjoy a few photos below from yesterday festivities. Included is large gallery of photos of participants and spectators alike. More Photos will be added to the gallery this evening. Please check back later on tonight for final update.


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Port Authority Police Department Drummers march up Fifth Avenue during the 258th Annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. Marching on the streets of New York since 1762 the parade is the nationals oldest, largest, and the best in the world. Photo by Brian Hester

NYPD Emerald Society bagpipers march up Fifth Avenue as NYC celebrated the 258th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo by Brian Hester

Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of the Diocese of New York gives a bless to US Serviceman that is scheduled to deploy overseas this week. Photo by Brian Hester

Two women dressed to celebrate wave as they cross Fifth Ave during yesterday NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo by Brian Hester

An NYPD Officer and Proud Papa holds his little girl as she waves an Irish flag during the NYC St. Paddy's Day Parade. Photo by Brian Hester

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlassio, flanked by NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neil, waves an Irish flag as he marches up Fifth Avenue during yesterday 258th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo by Brian Hester

A very happy NYPD Officer gives a wave a big smile as she marches in yesterday 258th annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo by Brian Hester


Members of the FDNY stand ready to step off into yesterday St. Patrick's Parade in NYC. Photo by Brian Hester

Members of the FDNY Pipe and Drum Corp adjust uniforms prior to stepping off in yesterday St. Patrick's Day Parade in NYC. Photo by Brian Hester