Find out everything you need to know about this year’s “Old Neighborhood” St. Paddy’s Day!
The Valley Community Association’s signature event – the 24th Annual “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade – will kick off on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 12 Noon from the Valley Community Center.
The Valley Community Association Old Neighborhood St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday March 11, 2017 at noon. We will kickoff from the Valley Center on Leddy Street, continue on South Park, left onto Smith, left onto Elk, over South Park bridge, left onto Hamburg St, right onto SOUTH Street and finish at Louisiana. After parade parties will be at both the Tewksbury Restaurant and the Valley Community Center. Shuttles will transport patrons to and from these two sites thru 3 pm.
Over 100 marching units are anticipated to participate this year, making the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade just as large as the downtown edition!! Marching contingents will include marching bands, floats, social clubs, classic cars, Irish dancers, family clans, fire and police departments, and much more!!
Add Your Float to the Parade
New groups are welcome to march and registration forms will be available after February 1st, 2017 by calling 716-823-4707 ext.4. Previous parade participants will receive registration forms in the mail at the end of January.
Immediately following the parade is the traditional grand Irish “Hooley” featuring live music as well as plenty of food and drink. The “Hooley” runs from 1pm-5:30pm at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, New York.
The Hooley serves as a fundraiser for the Valley Community Association’s services and programs, which include affordable child care that is nurturing, educational, and stimulating for children ages 6 weeks and up; academic, social, and recreational programming for school age youth; programs and services for senior citizens that promote socialization and wellness; family support services including a food and clothing pantry, resume preparation, job search assistance, and help navigating the human service system; community events such as the Buffalo River Fest and the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade; and neighborhood beautification projects such as the Buffalo River Fest Park, Mutual Riverfront Park, and Valley Nature Park & Habitat Trail.
For more information regarding any of the Valley Community Association’s St. Patrick’s Day activities contact Lori at 716-823-4707 ext. 4.