Alumni and Friends Go Green at St. Patrick's Day Parade

Monday, March 18, 2013

A little snow couldn’t dampen the mood at New York’s 252nd St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the St. John’s University community enjoyed the festivities front and center.

Wearing red “St. John’s” sashes, alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff marched up Fifth Avenue before an estimated crowd of two million people.

“The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of our city’s greatest traditions, and it’s only fitting that St. John’s is a proud annual participant,” said Mark Andrews, Director of Alumni Relations. “It’s great to see so many members of the St. John’s community marching up Fifth Avenue. It shows how much pride we all have in this great University.”

To kick off the day, guests gathered at St. Andrew’s Restaurant and Bar to celebrate Irish culture and enjoy brunch with friends and family. Later, as they marched, alumni and friends carried banners and wore green St. John’s apparel, showing off their University pride while getting into the spirit of this fun tradition.