||For the third straight year, Marymount University is marching in the 2011 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade!
All members of the Marymount community are invited to represent the University in the parade, which honors St. Patrick and celebrates Irish heritage and the Catholic tradition. It is an honor to be accepted into the parade, one of New York City's greatest and oldest traditions. The parade is celebrating 250 years in 2011.
The parade begins at 44th Street and continues up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street, the American Irish Historical Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street, and finishes at 86th Street.
We will meet at 3:00 p.m. to assemble for the parade on East 48th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue, and will march with the parade for approximately one hour beginning at 3:20 p.m. Our start time is tentative; although unlikely, please be prepared to wait 1-2 hours before marching.
There is a very strict dress code to participate: no "wild" St. Patrick's Day clothing (ex. no green hair, crazy clothing or accessories) and no jeans. Wear comfortable shoes, not sneakers. Please no flags or banners. We will have an official Marymount University banner to march with. You will not be allowed to participate in the parade if you do not meet the dress code requirements, or if you are intoxicated.
There will be a St. Patrick's Day celebration following the parade at The 3 West Club, located at 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019. The reception will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m., or following Marymount's parade participation.
SPECIAL NOTE: Prohibited clothing in the clubhouse are as follows: jeans, designer denim apparel and other denim clothing, shorts, capri, clam digger and cargo pants, T-shirts, halter-topped sportswear and bare-midriff tops, mini-shirts, workout or warm-up suits, beach or thong sandals and sneakers or other athletic shoes.
Visit the parade Web site at http://nyc-st-patrick-day-parade.org/ to learn more about the history of the parade, and view pictures from last year. See you on St. Patrick's Day in the Big Apple!