Here is news sent by Speaker Quinn about the "St. Patrick’s Day Parade for All" taking place this Sunday. Due to the need for an alternative St. Patrick's Day Parade, I assume the LGBT issue related to the main parade that goes down 5th Ave is still a hot topic. In any event, if you love St. Patrick, the Irish or just looking a good parade you now have two options.
Dear New Yorker,
I wanted to share some exciting news.
First, please join me and City Council Members Danny Dromm, Rosie Mendez, Jimmy Van Bramer and me this Sunday, March 4th as we march together in the St. Pat's for All parade in Sunnyside, Queens.
The St. Pat's for All parade is the first in more than two and half centuries of NYC Irish parades to be open and welcoming to all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The parade's theme, "Cherishing all the Children of the Nation Equally", is taken from the 1916 Easter Proclamation of the Irish Republic. It's an opportunity for all of us to come together in our diversity and to honor our common humanity and heritage.
I hope you can join us! Further information and details are listed below:
2012 St. Pat's For All Parade
Sunday, March 4th
Remarks, Music and Dance: 1 pm
Parade: 2 pm
Meet at 12:30 pm sharp at corner of Skillman Avenue and 47th Street.
Parade begins at Skillman Avenue & 47th Street and ends at Woodside Avenue & 58th Street
Political historian and novelist Peter Quinn
Mary Brosnahan, Executive Director of The Coalition for Homeless.
NOTE: There are NO 7 trains running between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd St. on March 4th.
Take N or Q to Queensboro Plaza and transfer to the 7 train. Get off at the 46th St.-Bliss St. Station. Walk to 47thSt. and Skillman Ave.
Take the R train to 46th St. (exit near intersection of 46th St. and Broadway) and transfer to the Q104 bus heading to Sunnyside. Get off at 48th St. and Skillman Ave. Walk to 47th St. (and Skillman Ave.).
Take the E or F trains to Jackson Heights 74th Ave./Roosevelt. Transfer to the Q 32 bus and take that to 58th St. and Skillman Ave. Walk to 47th St. (and Skillman Ave.).
*Please check www.mta.info/ for any train or bus service updates.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 788-6687. And don't forget to share our Facebook invite with your friends: http://www.facebook.
See you this Sunday!