Bayonne residents, elected officials, high school students and many others took advantage of the sunny weather to flood the streets of Broadway to celebrate the city’s 38th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade yesterday.
Bayonne Mayor James Davis, along with members of the city council such as Council President Sharon Nadrowski and Assembly members Angela McKnight and Nick Chiaravalloti (both D-31), led the parade from its commencement at East 5th Street and Broadway to its conclusion at the entrance of Stephen R. Gregg Bayonne County Park.
“Today’s message is it’s our 150th anniversary for the City of Bayonne. We have [the] St. Patrick’s Day Parade on St. Patrick’s Day and we have a wonderful Grand Marshall [Bridget Antczak], along with a beautiful day. We hope everyone can be here to enjoy the parade,” said themMayor walking along the parade route on Broadway.
A variety of Bayonne’s diverse organizations including the Bayonne High School Drama Club, who strutted their stuff by dancing to the 1970’s hit by ABBA “Dancing Queen.”
Also, the Bayonne chapter of the Knights of Columbus, the Bayonne Bombers Rugby Club, the Bayonne High School Band, as well as the four sponsoring organizations including County Cork Association, County Donegal Association, Irish American League and the Shamrock Society of Bayonne, led large contingents of parade goers.
In addition, Bayonne’s civil servants were out in force, proudly carrying both the Irish and American flags, as well as pipe and drum bands from Jersey City and Staten Island.
We live streamed entire parade from start to finish to our Facebook Page, which can be viewed below: