The Ambassador of Ireland to the United
has announced details of a St Patrick’s Day celebration of
Irish-America, which he will host on evening of Wednesday 17
alongside Ireland’s Consuls General in Atlanta, Austin,
Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York & San Francisco.
Titled ‘‘Shades of Green’’,
the program will feature performers from across America and
Ireland, as well as more than a dozen exceptional
Irish-Americans, who will reflect on the community’s history
and traditions as well as the resilience we have shown in
response to COVID-19. Alongside a special St Patrick’s Day
message from Taoiseach Micheál Martin, the evening will
include a poetic tribute to President Biden and a
commemoration of those our community has lost over the past
Amongst the artists contributing to the celebration are
Rosanne Cash, Eimear Noone, We Banjo 3, Kíla, Aoife
O’Donovan, Jerron ‘‘Blind Boy’’ Paxton, Nora Brown with
Megan Downes, Morgan Bullock, Gregory Harrington, Danielle
Enblom, Aedin Moloney, Patrick Dexter and the Arturo
Announcing the event, Ambassador Mulhall said:
‘‘Nowhere in the world celebrates St
Patrick’s Day like America.
This year, because of COVID, there may be no large parades
down Fifth Avenue or green rivers through Chicago. But while
we can’t gather in person, we can come together as a
community. We’ve arranged this program on 17 March to
celebrate Irish-America in all its many vibrant shades.
And we want to invite the widest possible audience to join
us for the occasion.’’
Shades of Green
has been developed in partnership with a range of Irish community
including the Association of Irish & Celtic Festival;
Irish Arts Center in New York;
Irish Network USA;
the Network of Irish Cultural Centers of North America;
and the New York Irish Center,
as well as Culture Ireland and Tourism Ireland.
Shades of Green is produced and directed
by Jeremy Handelman, Off the Leash Productions.
The program will be broadcast on
Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday 17 March.
This webpage will go live a few days before the event.
To register your attendance and for further information,
please sign up via Eventbrite.
On March 17th the
will join a select number of First Responders and Essential
to offer a prayer for all the victims of the pandemic and
to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11
for the live stream event.
2021 NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade Honor Guard
James T. Callahan – General President, I.U.O.E. & Parade
Bishop Edmund J. Whalen – Archdiocese of New York – Vicar
Christine J. Flaherty – NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation,
Edward Grayson – Commissioner, N.Y.C. Dept. of Sanitation
Kate B. O’Neill MSN RN – Northwell Health – Emergency
Thomas J. Ryan – Sergeant, Port Authority Police Department
Dr. Thomas G. McGinn – Parade Medical Advisor
& EVP Common Spirit Health
Clive J. Anderson – Pelham Funeral Home, Proprietor
Dr. Brian P. McKenna – Northwell Health – Physician Partner
Josef M. Daggett (Joe) – Emerald Guild Society Resident
Sean F. Kennedy – Catholic Faith Network, Senior Executive
Col. James P. Tierney – “The Fighting 69th” / National Guard
Kevin Barry – Home Healthcare Workers, IUJAT – Business
Megan O’Malley – Deputy Inspector, N.Y.P.D.
Edward P. Boles – Battalion Chief, F.D.N.Y.
Patricia M. Farrell RN, BSN, MSN NEC
– Northwell Health – Hospital Operations, VP
Robert F. Ellis – Captain, N.Y.C. Dept. of Correction
Edward M. Moloney – Sergeant, New York State Courts
John G. Farrington – NYC MTA Bus Operator & Past TWU
John T. Conroy – Director of Security 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Schedule of Events – March 17th
Time: To Be Announced
Live stream event from New York City
honoring a number of select First Responders and
Live broadcast of St Patrick’s Day mass from St.
Catholic Faith Network broadcasts on channel Altice USA
Optimum: Channel 29 (Long Island) 37 (Other areas)
Verizon FiOS: Channel 296
Charter Spectrum: Channel 162 or 471
Virtual Parade (composite of past parade marching
One hour-long show streamed on Facebook,
produced by world-renowned TV producer Mike Mathis. The
show will include greetings from Irish and U.S.
political and community leaders, entertainment by Andy
Cooney and Moya Brennan along with greetings from
members of the armed services serving abroad, to name
but a few.
Special TV broadcast
produced in conjunction with the Catholic Faith Network
containing interviews with Parade leaders, Timothy
and the 2021 Parade honorees
“First Responder and Essential Worker”.
Tune into Altice USA – Optimum – Channel 29 (Long
37 (Other areas)
Verizon FiOS – Channel 296
NBC – St. Patrick’s Day: A Celebration For All
WNBC Channel 4
If you have any questions concerning our
virtual event, please go to our website at
or call the office at 718-231-4400
We thank you for your support of the 2021
New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade TM
and we look forward to greeting you, your family, and
all our friends in person on Fifth Avenue in 2022!
New York City
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Lane Hilary Beirne