Get your green on: What to know before heading to Kings Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 4


Long Island’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade kicks off this Saturday in Kings Park.

Here’s what you need to know.

Parade route: The parade begins at noon at the corner of Lou Avenue and Pulaski Road, heads down Main Street, turning onto Church Street, then ends at William T. Rogers Middle School on Old Dock Road.

Street closures:

  • From 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pulaski Road will be shut down between Old Commack Road and Route 25A, and Cedar Avenue and Lou Avenue will be closed
  • From 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Route 25A will be closed between Country Lane Drive and Lawrence Road, Old Dock Road will be closed between Route 25A and Flynn Drive, and Indian Head Road will be closed between Meadow Road and Hilden Street

Grand marshal: Michael Lacey, a longtime Kings Park resident, will lead the festivities. Born in Ireland in 1934, Lacey moved to the island when he was 21. He has lived here ever since. Lacey has become a staple in the neighborhood, with many commending him for “for his compassion, support and inspiration,” according to a release.

Weather: It may be smart to pack some umbrellas for the parade. According to the National Weather Service, there’s an 80% chance of precipitation on Saturday, with showers expected to come through before 7 a.m., followed by a chance of rain from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Forecasters are predicting temperatures in the low 40s.

For the full list of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day parades on the island and NYC, click here, or below.

Top: Scene from the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kings Park. (Credit: NeverEndingPictures/