Christine Rice Named Glen Cove St Patrick's Grand Marshal
By Niall Fitzgerald
The Glen Cove Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 17th, and Christine Rice, the Executive Director of the Glen Cove Senior Center, Glen Cove, NY and Chairwoman of NOSH Delivers, has been named the 2024 Grand Marshal.
The Parade kicks off at 1PM from its "traditional route" – starting on Forest Avenue and Dosoris Lane, and ending outside the Church of St. Patrick, at Glen Street and Pearsall Avenue.
The Glen Cove Saint Patrick's Parade was founded in 1989, and is now the premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Long Island. The parade takes place each year on the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day and is a joyous first sign of Spring for tens of thousands of Long Islanders and visitors.
The Parade Reviewing Stand will return to its former position on Glen Street in the block before the end of the Parade route.
The after-Parade Party will return to St. Patrick’s Parish Hall at the end of the Parade route.
The Aide to the Grand Marshal is dedicated local Hibernian, Patricia Victoria.
Grand Marshal Christine Rice has been a treasure to the community. Her work with the Glen Cove Senior Center in its mission to pursue and provide the highest quality of programs and services for the senior citizens of Glen Cove and the surrounding communities.
The Parade will begin to form up at 12 Noon in the area of the Finley Middle School at Forest Avenue and Dosoris Lane in Glen Cove. It steps off at 1PM and then proceeds through downtown Glen Cove, down School Street and then Glen Street.
There is ample parking at Glen Cove’s municipal parking garages and elsewhere and shuttle buses will run between the parking areas and the formation area.
The heart of the parade, as always, will be its exciting mix of marching groups, including bands of Irish pipers and other musicians, along with vintage cars, costumed performers, fire and police units, and much more. The parade is a true community celebration with marching groups from the Irish and the many other ethnic groupings who live in the area taking part.