On Saturday, Feb. 4 a ‘Hooley’ (an Irish party) was held to celebrate the 2023 Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal, Ryan Doherty, and present him with the official parade sash.
Doherty is a Sergeant with the New York MTA Police. An acclaimed leader in law enforcement and the Irish American community, Sgt. Doherty is the son of Irish immigrants to Long Island. He and his family have been deeply involved in organizing the Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade since its inception. Ryan’s father, William “Bill” Doherty, is a parade founder and 2018 Grand Marshal. Joining Ryan in leading the Parade will be a large group of Aides to the Grand Marshal who, like him, are the descendants of past Grand Marshals of the Parade and will include children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren.
Upon receiving his sash, Ryan stated “Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity – I am humbled and honored to be selected as 35th Grand Marshal of the 2023 Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Special thanks to family, friends, the Glen Cove Parade Committee, and the Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester for performing at the event.”
Hooley Chairwoman Ann Kelly added, “what a loving and well-deserved tribute to you! Your speech at the Hooley was thoughtful and heartfelt… you are always looking out for the next person. We love the charity you have chosen. As Bob Lynch explained, “You are truly our “Grand” Marshal.”
In 2022, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was presented with a check for $7,000 from the Glen Cove Parade committee to help those living from the effects of poverty right here in Glen Cove. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helped 150 families in need from Glen Cove with the funds. The 2023 Parade Charity is the Winters Center for Autism. More information on the Winters Center for Autism can be found here: https://youtu.be/TJZbQHS-Zhk. The parade committee thanks our community for your continued help and support of our various charitable causes and asks that you continue to support our parade efforts that greatly benefit our local community.
35th Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade committee is very proud to march with Ryan Doherty and the descendants of past Grand Marshals for our 35th Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 19th at 1 PM at the Finley Middle School.
About the Parade Committee
The Glen Cove Parade committee receives NO public or municipal financial support. It depends solely on tax-deductible corporate sponsorship and individual donations to the Glen Cove Parade Committee Inc. Please visit glencoveparade.com to review tax-deductible support opportunities. All parade expenses are paid in this way and all funds collected in excess of those expenses are donated directly to carefully chosen charities. Please visit https://www.glencoveparade.com/ for more information on supporting our parade and our 2023 Parade Charity Winters Center for Autism. More information on the Winters Center for Autism can be found here: https://youtu.be/TJZbQHS-Zhk.
—Submitted by the Glen Cove Parade Committee