Town of Kearny Celebrates Irish Cultural Heritage, Music and Dance: United Irish Associations of West Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Kearny, NJ – On Sunday, March 11, 2018, Irish eyes were smiling at the 45th Annual West Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Under clear blue skies, thousands of people lined Kearny Avenue to enjoy the parade.  Organized annually by the United Irish Associations of West Hudson, the parade began in Harrison and traveled along Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard in Harrison, Central Avenue in East Newark and Kearny Avenue in Kearny, with a closing ceremony at Kearny Town Hall.  
Congratulations to this year’s Parade Grand Marshal Tom Atwell and Deputy Grand Marshals Christine Myles Nash and John Francis “Jack” Pettigrew.  This year’s parade featured over 50 groups and 1,000 marchers and included local High School and Junior High School Marching Bands, Pipe Bands, Irish dancers, L.E.A.D. students, and floats from several local groups including the West Hudson Arts & Theater (W.H.A.T.) group.  It was a great day to be Irish!  
Mayor Alberto G. Santos and the Town Council extend sincere thanks to the United Irish Associations of West Hudson and all participants and spectators for making this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration a great success.

(Photos by Barbara Goldberg)