The New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade will host its annual installation ceremony for grand marshal Michal J. Dowling and the aides to the grand marshal on Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m. at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Boulevard in Queens Village.     

Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health, and is believed to be the first head of a hospital to lead the 256-year-old parade.

Aides to the grand marshal are chosen by the Parade’s participating organizations in recognition of outstanding service to the Irish American Community of New York. Selection of an aide is acknowledgement of years of unselfish, dedicated and distinguished service to the New York and Irish communities and for their contribution to Irish faith, culture and heritage.

Aides for 2017 are aide-at-large, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York; aide-at-large, Colonel Patricia Groeber, New York State Police; Knights of St. Patrick, Michael Cremin; Westchester County, Kevin Ellis; Orange County, Therese (Terry) Meyer; Richmond County, Ann Clarke; United Irish Counties, Garrett Doyle; Suffolk County, Tom McKenna; New York County, Edward C.J. Meehan; Nassau County, Peter Begley; Bronx County, Daniel Donovan; Kings County, Tom Crockett; Queens County, Thomas Brendan Jones; Rockland County, Helen Kilgallen Murphy; Grand Council of Emeralds, Brian Coughlan.

Tickets to the installation ceremony and dinner are $100.

Visit NYCStPatricksParade.org for more information.

New York St Patrick's Day Parade 2017 Grand Marshal Michael Dowling.