Huntington to go green this weekend

March 8, 2018 by  

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and Huntington is getting ready to celebrate.

The parade about to take place in Huntington Village is the largest and oldest held on Long Island, with as many as 50,000 people expected to attend, according to an article on

A selection of 20 marching bands and pipe bands will appear this year, which is the 84th time the parade will roll. The procession starts north of the Huntington Train Station, and will go along New York Avenue, then turn west on Main Street. It will stay on Main until it gets to St. Patrick’s Church.

The parade’s grand marshal this year is Andrew Brady, former president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Division 4. As is its annual custom, the Huntington AOH, which organized the parade, will wear morning suit tuxedos of a grey color.

Dominick Feeney, whose grandfather was a founding member of the Huntington AOH, said the organization takes a lot of pride in organizing the parade, and plenty of hard work goes into arranging it. The AOH itself raises the money to pay for the entire parade and all the related expenses.

The fun starts this Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 pm.

Organizers of events like this can make celebrations even more fun by working with a banner printing company to create a banner that reflects event’s theme.