Tag: St. Pat’s

St Pat’s Parade, Enjoyed by All

Kids from the Bronx, gay activists, die-hard Irishmen and, yes, plenty of politicians, all turned out for the 11th St. Patrick’s Day for All Parade in Sunnyside/Woodside on Sunday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed the event. He said that “parades ought to be for everyone.” The statement referred to the history of the parade,…

Come one, Come all—to Sunnyside’s St Patrick’s Day parade

In the 1990s, Brendan Fay attempted to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade along Fifth Ave. under a gay and lesbian group banner. Fay, who is gay, was greeted to a very cool reception. The police pounced, the handcuffs were slapped on and he got the message: not wanted.…