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Quinnipiac University
Supporting The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
With Hockey
Friday January 15th
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2010 Wine Tasting
Friday January 29th 2010
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2010 Parade Ball
March 6, 2010
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Parade Day - March 14, 2010 1:00 P.M.


Cead Mile Failte  ( A hundred thousand welcomes) to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of Greater New Haven.The St. Patrick’s Day Parade tradition was born in New Haven on March 17, 1842, when about 90 members of the Hibernian Provident Society, a mutual aid organization formed the previous year, marched through the city streets behind a banner made especially for the occasion. Lovingly sewn into the banner were traditional Irish depictions: St. Patrick in his bishop’s robes, an Irish wolfhound, a harp, shamrocks, and a portrait of Gen. Richard Montgomery, the Irish-born hero of the American Revolution. The two mottos inscribed on the banner bespoke the dual loyalties of the marchers: “e pluribus unum” and “Erin go bragh.” (Joan Moynihan and Neil Hogan)

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Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest, single-day spectator event in the State of Connecticut. As the 6th oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999.  This keepsake of New Haven’s Irish community became a national keepsake when the Library of Congress selected the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade as an outstanding example of American folk life. (Moynihan and Hogan)

Thank you to all who participate, attend and support the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade. An estimated 200,000 spectators lined the streets of the Elm City in 2009. We are in the midst of planning the 2010 parade which will take place on Sunday, March 14th 2010. We are very proud of this great tradition and we invite you to enjoy the information and history of our great parade in the pages of this web site!
 

 
 
     
 

The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is a volunteer organization which relies completely on both sponsorship and donations to allow us to raise the thousands needed to bring the parade to the streets of New Haven. Would you like to help us? Make a donation here

       
       

Or you may download a simple form to make a donation through the mail here >


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We've created a very simple and eco-friendly way to donate to our cause. It's a online gadget drive through Gazelle to raise money for Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade, and we would love your support. This company has received rave reviews and a lot of press from outlets such as New York Times, NBC Today Show, Wall Street Journal to mention a few.

A gadget drive is a new way to fundraise that turns your used electronics (laptops, cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras & more) into cash to support a cause. Contributing to our drive is simple. Just visit the drive webpage at
http://stpatricksdayparade.gazelle.com  find the value of the gadgets you would like to donate, and send them to Gazelle (shipping is free, they can even send you a box). The value will go to support Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade.


If you would like to donate, please go to "Go green, help the Parade!"
http://stpatricksdayparade.gazelle.com to learn more about the drive and track its progress.  You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email.


You can also use this flier to start a collection at work or school.  Ask around and start collecting to help the Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade!

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St. Patrick's Day Parade is sponsored by the four Associated Irish Societies
New Haven Gaelic Football and Hurling Club, Knights Of St. Patrick, Ancient Order Of Hibernians (Fr. McKeon Div.)
and West Haven Irish Club, and is a 501(C)3 non profit organization.