PARADE 2012 : FOR 78 YEARS, A GRAND HUNTINGTON TRADITION
When: Sunday March 11th, 2012 @ 2:00pm
Where: Parade will kick off just north of the Huntington Train Station along New York Avenue before turning west
onto Main Street ending at Saint Patrick's Church
Parade Grand Marshal: Coming soon!
It was the early 1930's; the nation was in the grips of the Great Depression. Finnegans had just opened the day after Prohibition ended to cater to the growing population of Irish workers. Down the street, Valencia Tavern opened the same day to cater to the Italian laborers. Although times were tough, a great community tradition was started when the entire town came together to celebrate the first St. Patrick's Day Parade held on Long Island.