The Washington, D.C. parade, canceled for 2019 because of lack of funding for required security, will have a presence in the annual march up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
The New York parade board invited representatives of the D.C. march to take part with their banner, and a group plans on making the trip to Manhattan for the event on Saturday, March 16.
“Everyone is Irish in New York on St. Patrick’s Day,” said Sean Lane, the chairman of the New York parade board who invited the Washington contingent to march.
“The theme of the parade this year is immigration and we support those from Ireland and elsewhere, even Washington.”
In other New York parade news, New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm has been named to the committee that hands out scholarships to students . was a teacher in Queens for decades before his election to the council from a district based in Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.
“As a long-time teacher and activist in support of immigration, Danny has been a dedicated member of the Irish community in his home borough of Queens and citywide as chair of the City Council Irish Caucus,” said Lane.
“His understanding of the value of investing in the furthering the education of young people makes him a welcome addition to our scholarship committee.”
Dromm said, “As a longtime teacher, and now in my work with the Irish caucus of the City Council, I am delighted to work with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade scholarship committee to ensure students have the opportunity to continue their education.”