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Show Off Your Irish Pride With These St. Patrick's Day Parades Around NYC

By Julia Bottles | March 2, 2017 2:44pm | Updated on March 3, 2017 2:46pm
 The annual St. Pat's for All parade winds through Sunnyside and Woodside.
The annual St. Pat's for All parade winds through Sunnyside and Woodside.
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Although the big St. Patrick's Day Parade will march up Fifth Avenue on Friday, March 17, you don't have to wait to show off your Irish pride.

Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx all celebrate St. Patrick's Day with their annual parades before the big day. (Brooklyn's will be the Sunday after the holiday.)

Here's a look at where you can celebrate in NYC:

► 42nd Annual Queens County Parade

When: Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m.
Parade Start: Beach 130th Street and Newport Avenue, Rockaway Beach
Parade End: Parking lot of St. Camillus-St. Virgilius Roman Catholic Church, 99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Beach 

This Rockaway Beach parade heads down Newport Avenue, across Beach 116th Street and down Rockaway Beach Boulevard. It then passes the reviewing stand is at Beach 105th Street before ending at the St. Camillus parking lot at Beach 100th Street. If you want to march, make sure you submit an application here.

► St Pat's For All

When: Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m.
Parade Start: 43rd Street and Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside
Parade End: 58th Street and Woodside Avenue, Woodside

St. Pat's for All began in 1999 after the exclusion of an Irish LGBT group from other parades. This year the organizers are offering a special welcome to immigrant and Muslim communities. The grand marshals are TV personality Phil Donahue and disability rights activist Anastasia Somoza. You can register to march here.

► 53rd Annual Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

When: Sunday, March 5 at noon
Parade Start: Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard, West Brighton
Parade End: Forest and Jewett avenues, Port Richmond

Tens of thousands of people are expected to line Forest Avenue for the Staten Island St. Patrick's Day Parade. After the parade wraps, you can enjoy festive activities, live music and traditional food.

► 19th Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Sunday, March 12 at noon
Parade Start: Lafayette and East Tremont avenues, Throggs Neck
Parade End: Harding and Brinsmade avenues, Throggs Neck

This parade kicks off with a complimentary breakfast in Father Albert Hall at St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church at 2969 Otis Ave., where a 9 a.m. mass will be held. Marchers line up at 11 a.m., and the parade steps off from Layfette and East Tremont avenues at noon. It'll head down East Tremont Avenue before turning right onto Harding Avenue.

► NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Friday, March 17 at 11 a.m.
Parade Start: 44th Street and Fifth Avenue, Midtown
Parade End: 79th Street and Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side

This is the oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the world, tracing its roots back to 1762. You can read full details about the parade including street closures and rules here

► 42nd Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m.
Parade Start and End: Prospect Park West and 15th Street, Windsor Terrace

This parade will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 with a "rededication ceremony" at 12:45 before stepping off from Prospect Park West and 15th Street. It will then head down 15th Street to Seventh Avenue before turning on Garfield Place and reconnecting at Prospect Park West to end where it started.