New York's St. Patrick's Day parade: Leprechauns unleashed - Metro US

New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade: Leprechauns unleashed

Roughly a million people descended on 5th Avenue for the 250th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Thursday. Bronx native and mystery writer Mary Higgins Clark served as the Grand Marshal, leading the way for dozens of bagpipers, baton twirlers , officers and even some protesters, who objected the ban on LGBT groups’ participation. The parade began at 44th street and made its way north 40 blocks to the American Irish Historical Society.

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