The Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade first stepped off on March 22, 1997, and has over the course of 22 years become one of the best-attended and supported parades outside of New York City.

The Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade annually shares its success with three worthy charities, which are national, Irish, and locally-focused. Since the parade's inception in 1997, over one million dollars has been distributed to the selected individual charities.

Rockville Centre's St. Patrick's Parade is "The Parade that Cares and Shares.”

Every year a Grand Marshall is selected that has made a positive impact not only in the community of Rockville Centre but in the Irish community as well.  Past Grand Marshalls have included the late Bishop McGann of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the late NYPD Detective Steven McDonald as well as his wife, Patti Ann McDonald. 

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This year's Grand Marshall for the 2019 Parade is Dr. Drew Bogner, the President of Molloy College in Rockville Centre.  Not only is Dr. Bogner a resident of the village, but he has also been a friend of the parade for many years.  

The 2019 recipient charities for the parade are The Opening Word (local), The HEARTest Yard (National) and The New York Irish Center (Heritage). The 2019 Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade will be held on Saturday, March 23, stepping off at noon on Sunrise Highway and making its way through the heart of town on Maple Avenue.

You can find out more about these great charities and more about the 2019 Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade at www.rvcstpatrick.com.

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The Rockville Centre St Patrick's Day Parade. Rockville Centre.