Dorothy Belaski (left) of Ozone Parks, Queens, and Patricia Caserta of Brooklyn hold their Erin Go Bragh flags while straining for the first glimpse of marchers in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, 1950. New York City held its first St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17, 1762 when a group of Irish militia in Lower Manhattan marched a few blocks to a tavern. It has since become the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade as well as the oldest civilian parade in the world.
Waiting for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 1950
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