Woodside’s once quirky answer to the St. Patrick’s Day parade that marches down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, looked to be a large New York City staple. On Sunday thousands of people showed up on Skillman Avenue and 47th Street for the St. Pat’s for All parade. There were men marching on stilts, dogs in costumes and lots of green, orange and white. A large police presence filled the street, the New York City Fire Department’s Emerald Society Pipes and Drum Corps marched and even some bigwigs like Mayor Bloomberg and mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota turned up for the celebration.
A bevy of bagpipers participated in the 13th annual St. Pat’s for All parade.
Mayoral hopeful and former head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Joe Lhota joined the parade.
Stilt walkers perform at the St. Pat’s for All Parade in Sunnyside
Guice Topuz, 3, left, and Yasemin Erdal, 3, wave the flag of Ireland at the end of the parade. The two are from Sunnyside.
India the dog wears a green hat for St. Patrick’s Day. Her owner saved her from India when she was traveling there.
Ella Quinn, 18 months, from Maspeth, is all smiles in her green shirt.
There was music in the streets on Sunday.