2016 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Tuesday March 17, 2016
The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is our country’s oldest and proudest Irish tradition, marching for the first time more than 250 years ago, on March 17, 1762 – fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence.
Today, the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For 253 years, we have marched up 5th Ave. thanks entirely to the generous support of people like you.
“On the streets of New York since 1762 – the oldest, largest, and best in the world” The parade marches up 5th Avenue, clan by clan.
The Parade starts at 44th Street at 11 am and is held every March 17th, except when March 17th falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated the day before, Saturday the 16th because of religious observances.
The parade marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street to 86th Street, where the parade finishes around 4:30 – 5:00 pm