Saint Patrick’s Day could not come early enough for Park Slope.
Emerald-clad kids and their parents swarmed the neighborhood on Sunday for the 39th annual Brooklyn Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. It was a grand, green time, one first-time spectator and local business owner gushed.
“We had a blast,” said Thistle Hill Tavern and Pork Slope co-owner David Massoni, whose son Luca marched with his Windsor Terrace school PS 154. “My son was very proud. He was adamant about not quitting and finishing the march.”
The parade, which began at 15th Street and Prospect Park West and continued to Seventh Avenue and Garfield Place, boasted hundreds of Irish-step-dancers, bagpipe players, and flag-waving spectators who came out to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint.
The event also included a ceremony commemorating the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.