Join the fun at Sunday's Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade

42nd annual parade bound once again for the Village of Goshen

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  • Girl Scouts march in a previous parade (Photo by Ed Bailey)

  • Bagpipers are always a part of the festivities (Photo by Ed Bailey)

  • The Grand Marshal gets to ride in style, thanks to the Tetz Clydesdales (Photo by Ed Bailey)

  • Four-legged parade fans don green in honor of the day (Photo by Ed Bailey)

  • Police units join the parade every year (Photo by Ed Bailey)

— Marching units and floats — and festively decked out spectators that are just as fun to watch — will fill the streets with merriment this Sunday, when the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade returns home to Goshen, N.Y., on Sunday, March 10.

Area Irish clubs began the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade Committee in 1979 to honor the patron saint of Ireland and the Archdiocese of New York, where Orange County is located.

"St. Patrick's mission to the Emerald Isle forever influenced its history," says the non-profit committee. "The parade provides a focus for the celebration of a heritage of a dynamic people and its contributions to humankind."

All things Irish — music, dance, song, history, and tradition — will be the order of the day.

This is the 43rd year that the parade has been held in Orange County, N.Y. Starting in 1976, under prior sponsorship, the parade took place in Middletown. Then it moved to Monroe for two years before going to Greenwood Lake, then Goshen for two years, then back to Monroe again for two years. From 1987 through 1993, the parade took place in Chester. The parade returned to Monroe for two years, followed by two years in Montgomery, two years in Cornwall, two years in Middletown, and one in Highland Falls. This is the parade's 15th year in Goshen.

In Pennsylvania, a parade is coming to Stroudsburg on Sunday, March 24, starting at 1:30 p.m. The parade kicks off at the Stroudsburg High School and ends at Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg. A parade will also be held in Scranton on Saturday, March 9, stepping off at 11:45 a.m. from St. Peter's Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Avenue.

Follow the Grand MarshalThe Grand Marshal, James O'Donnell of Goshen, will lead the Mid-Hudson parade (click here for more about O'Donnell). It begins at the Orange County Government Center at 2 p.m. sharp (the lineup will begin at 1 p.m.). Then...

The parade steps off onto Scotchtown Avenue

Makes a left onto Murray Avenue

Turns right onto Erie Street

Then to Lincoln Avenue

Makes a left onto North Church Street

Then another left at Main Street

Then passes the reviewing stand on Main Street

Makes a on Erie Street, then proceeds

Back into the government center parking lot

Line of MarchGet ready, get set: here's the line of march:

Escort Division:

New York State Police Color Guard

Orange County Sheriff's Department Color Guard

Hibernian Division:

Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade Banner

Orange County Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes & Drums

Tetz’s Clydesdales

2018 Grand Marshal Maureen Morse

Family and Friends of Grand Marshal

Aides to the Grand Marshal

Past Grand Marshals

Orange County AOH Banner

Orange County AOH Color Guard

AOH State Officials

Orange County AOH

AOH Division 1 Juniors

St. Brendan’s GAA

LAOH Division 5

LAOH Division 5 Juniors

Irish Wolfhounds

New York State Police

Orange County Sheriff

Town of Goshen Police

Village of Goshen Police

Chester Academy Marching Band

Orange County Political Officials

Goshen Political Officials

New York State Department of Corrections

Ulster Division:

Norwegian Air- Port Authority of NY/NJ- Stewart International Airport

Knights of Columbus

Walker Valley Marching Band

St. John’s Catholic School

Burke Catholic High School

Sacred Heart School

North Rockland High School Marching Band

Orange County Right to Life

Washingtonville High School JROTC

Civil War Troops

American Legion Post #488 of Monroe

Sons of America

Ladies Auxiliary

124th N.Y.S.V. Orange Blossoms

Orange County Oath Keepers


Goshen Fire Department Color Guard

Firefighter McPadden Pipes and Drums

Goshen Fire Departments

Dikeman Engine & Hose

Minisink Hook & Ladder

Cataract Engine & Hose

Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corp

Broome Street Band

Cornwall Fire Company

Walton Engine & Hose

Pokolenie Dancers

Orange County Professional Bands 1

Girl Scouts

Sarah Wells Trail Girl Scouts

Middletown Girl Scouts

Minisink Valley Elementary Troop 776 Unit 211

Minisink Valley Daisy Troop 435

Minisink Valley Junior Troop 209

Chester Girl Scouts

Leinster Division:

Minisink High School JROTC

Boy Scout Troop 236 Marching Band

Boy Scout Troop 62 of Goshen

Boy Scout Troop 63 of Goshen

Boy Scout Troop 1059 of Minisink

Orange County Professionals Band 2

Access 23 Keeping Country Strong

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Cornerstone Theatre Arts

Goshen Lions Club

Goshen Rotary Club

Saints of Swing

Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society

Project Children

Greenwood Lake Soccer

Excelsior Drum and Bugle Corp

Middletown Irish American Society

Sheehan-Gormely Irish Dancers

Rose of Tralee


Munster Division:

NYC Retired Firefighters Color Guard

Newburgh Firefighters Pipes & Drums

NYC Retired Firefighter Vehicles

NYC Retired Firefighters of Orange County

Orange Ulster BOCES

Middletown City Band

Orange County 4H Clubs

The Sheeps Flock

Orange County Hare Raisers

Danielle Barbour Warwick Appleseeds


Caprine Voyagers/ OC Cavy

Extreme Equestrians


Orange County Dairy Court

Pets Alive

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