Saint Patrick’s Day Parade rolls through Slope

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THE PIPES ARE CALLING: Bagpipers do their thing.
LEADING THE WAY: The parade comes down Seventh Avenue.
REPRESENTING: From left, Raymond Aalbue, Ted General, Cary Spickler carry the banner of the United Military Veterans of Kings County.
CURLS ON PARADE: Kids from the O’Malley Irish Dance Academy march in Park Slope strut their stuff.
FULL REGALIA: A bagpiper has no problem keeping his head warm.
ERIN GO BUY: Geraldo Pinera, left, and his daughter Micaela, center, and wife Sandra sell Saint Patrick’s Day goodies.
SEA OF GREEN: Students from Saint Saviour High School were not trying to get pinched.
HERE’S TO IRELAND: From left, Melissa O’Connel, Travis Pearson, Chris Castellano, and Gary Geefe take the party outside of classic Windsor Terrace Irish bar Farrell’s.
SCOUT’S HONOR: A troop of Boy Scouts comes down Prospect Park West.

Hundreds of bagpipers, dancers, military veterans, and others in the Irish spirit marched in the Brooklyn Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 15.

Starting at Bartel Pritchard Square in Windsor Terrace, the parade, in its 40th year, wound its way through Park Slope, up Seventh Avenue, and back down Prospect Park West to its starting point. There many revelers nipped into Farrell’s Bar and Grill for a pint in a foam cup, then spilled out onto the sidewalk again.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Dal from Park Slope says:
I like that there IS a parade, but the parade really sucks. It's over in about 5 minutes. I stood around with my kids for an hour watching one marching band warm up for a while, and a guy in an old convertible shlep little girls in and out for pictures. My kids and I liked the bagpipes, but overall, the even was lacking.

And no mayor?!
March 17, 2015, 9:42 am
Fred from Park Slope says:
Very frustrating that the parade shut down 7th Ave, 8th Ave and Prospect Park West. Total traffic chaos.

Please do the neighborhood a huge favor and pick one road to close for this parade.

There is NO reason to shut down all of Park Slope.
March 17, 2015, 12:49 pm
Freddy M from Park Slope says:
6th and 5th were open. And the other roads were not shut down that long.
March 17, 2015, 1:12 pm

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