Parades Usher In St. Patrick’s Day

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A pair of festive participants in last year's South Amboy St. Patrick's Day Parade (Photo by Diane Norek Harrison)

A pair of festive participants in last year’s South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Photo by Diane Norek Harrison)

STATE – Area St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin on Saturday, March 9, with South Amboy’s annual parade starting at 2 p.m. on Broadway. Jamie Downey is the grand marshal. For more information, visit http://southamboyparade.com

The celebrations continue on Sunday, March 10, with Woodbridge’s annual parade beginning at 1:30 p.m.  The route begins at Woodbridge High School, 25 Samuel Lupo Place, and ends at Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street. The grand marshal is Ed Mullen. For more information, visit http://www.amerirish.com/

The parades continue next weekend with Newark’s, billed as New Jersey’s “First and Finest,” on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m. The route proceeds from the Prudential Center to Gateway Center, NJPAC, Military Park, St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, and Washington Park. The grand marshal is Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Esq. For more information, visit http://newarkparade.org/2013Parade

Finally, Union County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. The marching units gather at Morris Avenue and along Commerce and Jeanette Avenues in Union Township and the parade route proceeds east along Morris Avenue to a turn at the Main Reviewing Stand before ending at Roosevelt Avenue. Jim Tansey is the grand marshal. For more information, visit http://www.unioncountystpatricksdayparade.com

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