The 23rd Annual Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade in Photos

The City of Peekskill celebrated its 23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday afternoon. The parade began at 3pm and was lead by Grand Marshal Elizabeth Mitchell Marques.

Residents of Peekskill and nearby towns came out Saturday afternoon to take part in the city's 23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The event began at 3pm at the Fire House on South Division Street, and was led by Grand Marshal Elizabeth Mitchell Marques and her four Aides: Frances Catalina, Rev. John Higgins of Assumption Church, James Walsh, and Peekskill Police Lt. Cathy Johansen.

The parade followed a route that led its participants up North Division Street, where a majority of spectators had gathered to watch, and then turned down Main Street before concluding on Brown Street.

Those taking part in the parade included local schools, clubs and organizations, and a few visiting marchers as well. 

Patch was excited to not only be there to cover the parade, but to take part in it as well! Look for some of our own marching with the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce. 

Katie Schmidt Feder March 12, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Just curious - why no pictures of children and parents from Woodside, Oakside or Hillcrest Schools - all of whom marched with pride?
Laura Belfiore March 12, 2012 at 07:07 AM
Sorry about that! While I did my best to get a shot of all of those who marched, I unfortunately didn't get every single participating group. I went back through my photos from the parade and found one of Woodside students which I have added to the gallery. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
Jane Shanahan March 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Thank you for the lovely picture of my daughter, Clare Shanahan dancing for the crowd.
Katie Schmidt Feder March 12, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Thanks Laura. I thought since none of the district schools were pictured, perhaps the district had prohibitted photos being published or something ;) I know it must be hard to get shots of every group, especially when the parade was moving along pretty fast in some areas - we felt like we were jogging!
Liz Giegerich March 12, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Thanks to Joseph K. Ernst for adding some great photos here! If anyone else has some to add, please do!
MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick March 15, 2012 at 01:54 PM
I've added some of ours! MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
Liz Giegerich March 15, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Thanks MaryAnn. That one of Brendan inside the Coffee House is so cute! They all are. Thanks for sharing.
Liz March 18, 2012 at 11:48 PM
No cub scout pics either
Liz Giegerich March 19, 2012 at 11:51 PM
If anyone has photos of groups that are not included in this gallery please post them here. You can see Laura's message above that she tried her best to get all the groups. The parade moved fast at some points so we welcome the community to help us out and post your photos too so all groups are represented here. Thanks.


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