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Your 2022 guide to Long Island St. Patrick’s Day parades and festivities 

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Get your green out and wear it proudly, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are back!

Many Long Island parades are returning after a two-year hiatus and other St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are just making their debut in 2022.

We compiled a list of some of the local St. Patrick’s Day happenings.

BrightwatersBay Shore

One of the biggest days of the year for the town returns on March 12 after a two-year pause. 

The Bay Shore Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saxon Avenue and proceeds west through the downtown. 

Organizers emphasize this year’s parade is on, regardless of the weather. 

Tim Mooney, president and owner of the Fire Island Ferries, remains the grand marshal of the parade. 

For more information, check out our previous coverage or visit the official parade website

Farmingdale

Farmingdale’s 8th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade happens on Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m.

Stepping off at Northside School, paraders will walk down Main Street to the Village Green in downtown Farmingdale. 

This year’s grand marshal is Paul Defendini, Farmingdale School District’s superintendent. 

Following the parade, attendees are encouraged to explore Farmingdale’s downtown businesses and restaurants, as well as partake in the Shamrock Photo Op on The Village Green. 

The event is on, rain or shine.

Visit the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce website for more information. 

Bayport-Blue Point

Bayport-Blue Point’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Sunday, March 13, at 11 a.m. (rain date set for March 27). 

This year’s parade honors Thomas Reid, one of the founding fathers of the beloved event and creator of the Bayport-Blue Point Gazette. 

2020 grand marshal Matthew McGuire will lead this year’s parade after its two-year break. 

The parade route runs from Montauk Highway and Snedecor Avenue to Montauk Highway and Blue Point Avenue. 

For more information and updates, follow the Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce Facebook page

Miller Place-Rocky Point

One of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades on the island is making its comeback.

Sunday, March 13, marks the return of the Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The parade, in its 70th annual year, start at 1 p.m.

The festivities begin in Miller Place on the corner of 25A and Harrison Avenue. From there, local fire departments lead the marchers eastward, ending at the corner of Broadway and North Country Road in Rocky Point.

The near 3-mile long parade is filled with performances, from dancing to bagpiping.

All former grand marshals to be grand marshals at this year’s parade, according to the event organizers.

Huntington

March 13 is Huntington’s 88th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is one of the oldest on Long Island. 

Paraders step off at 2 p.m. outside the Whitman Village Housing Development and proceed north down Route 110, passing the Huntington Rural Cemetary and The Paramount. 

Those in the parade will then make a left on Main Street and end at the Church of St. Patrick’s. 

Huntington’s 2022 grand marshal is Northwell Health CEO and President, Michael Dowling. 

Find out more on the Huntington Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 4’s website

Center Moriches 

The Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches is hosting its 19th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 13 at 2 p.m. 

This year’s grand marshal is Kenneth Johnson, who will lead the parade down Main Street from Lake Avenue east to Ocean Avenue. 

The rain date is set for March 27, at the same time. 

Visit the chamber’s website for more info. 

Babylon

Babylon Village is jumping on the St. Patrick’s Day bandwagon this year with its first-ever St. Patrick’s Day Winterfest on April 2 (new date) from noon-5 p.m. 

Deer Park Avenue will be closed from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. from Main Street to Park Avenue to make way for the festival. 

Throughout the downtown, attendees can expect to see a variety of activities, food trucks and entertainment, such as live music, bouncy houses, a kids scavenger hunt, face painting, a craft table and a petting zoo. 

Guinness World Record ice carver Rich Daly from Ice Memories, Inc. will perform live ice sculpture demonstrations during the festival. 

Read our previous coverage for more information or visit the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce website.

Patchogue 

Patchogue’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade makes its long-awaited return to Main Street on March 20. 

Paraders step off at noon and the route runs west along Main Street, from the intersection of Route 112 and East Main Street to West Main Street and West Avenue. 

Dennis Smith remains the grand marshal for the parade and will finally receive the proper recognition. 

Prior to the parade, the annual “May the Road Rise to Meet Yee” two-mile run/walk starts at 11 a.m. at the BrickHouse Brewery and Restaurant. 

More information about the uber-popular Patchogue parade can be found on greaterpatchogue.com.

Lindenhurst

Huge news: Lindenhurst hosts its first-ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 26.

Those behind Lindy’s St. Patrick’s Day parade debut include co-presidents David Crowe, owner of Belfast Gastro Pub, and Lindenhurst Village Trustee RJ Renna, as well as Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey and Committee Secretary Katie Schrader. 

This momentous day in Lindehurst’s almost 100-year history will include numerous bagpipe bands, Irish dancers, marching units, community organizations, and former U.S. Congressman Peter King as its grand marshal. 

Paraders step off at 11 a.m. at Firemen’s Memorial Park, then head west on Hartford Street, south on Wellwood Avenue, and end at Lindenhurst Middle School. 

Belfast Gastro Pub, which joined the Lindenhurst community a year ago, opens at 8 a.m. to serve parade-goers a traditional Irish Breakfast. 

The Irish restaurant will also offer specials and pour Guinnesses throughout the day. 

Read all about it on greaterbabylon.com. For more information, visit the parade’s official website

Ronkonkoma 

March 27 marks the Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s 31st year. 

Check-in for marchers and floats begins at 11:30 a.m. at Hiawatha Elementary School running up to Portion Road. 

The parade kicks off at 2 p.m. at the corner of Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Portion Road, then continues to Ronkonkoma Avenue, South on Hawkins Avenue to Church Street, and ends at St. Joseph’s Church. 

Gerry McMenamin is Ronkonkoma’s grand marshal this year. 

Visit the parade event website for more information. 

St. James

St. James’ annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is postponed to April 2 at 1 p.m. due to the inclement weather in the forecast for its original date, March 12. 

The parade route is along Lake Avenue from Woodlawn to Railroad Avenue. 

There will be piper bands, marching bands, scout troops, dance groups, floats, fire trucks and more participating in the Irish celebration. 

For more information, email parade director Kerry Maher at parade@stjameschamber.org

Top: Bagpiper from the 2019 Bay Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Photos by Ethan Meyer of That Guy Event Photo + Design.