St. Patrick’s Day came a bit early with the St. Pat’s for All Parade on Sunday, which kicked off at Skillman Avenue and 47th Street in Sunnyside at 1 p.m. The festivities lasted through the evening, when a reception and benefit concert were held after the parade at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan.
Mayor Bloomberg spoke before the parade started.
Congressman Joe Crowley with the Keltic Dream dancers of PS 59 in the Bronx.
Bringing up the rear was a bulldog in fine form.
LGBT groups, including the one above, showed their pride during the fest
A San Simon USA Bolivian Caporales dancer.
The San Simon USA Bolivian Caporales folk dancers made a colorful appearance.
Girl Scout troops of Sunnyside and Woodside marched with flag-bearer Dorothy Maskara.
One of the parade’s bonnie lasses.
Lead parade bagpipers John Maynard, left, and Patrick Levins.
James Whitsett, 3, got a better view from atop his dad’s shoulders.
American Red Cross volunteers with Co-Chairwoman Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy, far