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Farmingdale’s 8 th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Farmingdale Village and the Farmingdale Village Merchants Association (FVMA) announce the 8 th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on Sunday March 15 th at 1 PM. The parade kicks off from Northside Elementary School and spans about half a mile down Main Street to the Village Green including local community groups, Farmingdale Fire Departments, Pipe Bands, Village Officials, Husky Brothers – Snow Dog Club, South Shore Jeep Club and more! “We are honored to have Monsignor Mark Rowan as Parade Grand Marshal and look forward to a great Parade and St. Patrick’s Day community celebration in Farmingdale Village”, said Farmingdale Village Mayor Ralph Ekstrand.

“After the parade take photo op’s with shamrocks On the Village Green; explore the many downtown merchants, hot spots, clubs and restaurants, many offer dining and drink specials”, said Joe Fortuna of the Nutty Irishman, and Farmingdale Village Merchants Association (FVMA) committee leader. If any community residents, members, groups, or organizations are interested in marching in the 8th annual Farmingdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade, contact Joe Fortuna, Join the community for a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser on Saturday March 14, at 3 pm in Farmingdale Village to create the largest human shamrock for Guinness Book of Records, for tickets/details:, or call 516-293-9700.

“The prior St. Patrick’s Day Parades were a huge success, as thousands of people lined the streets and participated. Special thanks to all our sponsors including; Farmingdale Village Board, Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, Joe and the FVMA, Nutty Irishman, 317 Main Street, Library Café, Croxley’s Ale House, Caracara Mexican Grill, Dark Horse Tavern, Lithology, That Meetball Place, Vespa, Main Street Pizza, Charlotte’s Frozen Yogurt & Speakeasy, Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks, Alibi Speakeasy, Farmingdale Brew Co., High Tide Taco, Vintage Wine Bar, Daytona’s, Marketing Masters NY & more signing on daily,” said the St. Patrick’s Day parade committee and Mayor Ralph Ekstrand. “All are encouraged to come and enjoy a great community event, with many community groups, the Parade is Rain or Shine. Green is the Farmingdale Village color so it is only fitting that we Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day”, added Mayor Ralph Ekstrand.

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