Welcome to the Official Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Web Site.
** Come early this year. Belmar Township will close access to main street early this year. NJ transit has extra trains on their schedule **
Sooooo… you can’t make it to the parade? Well, we won’t guilt you for not being there… instead, we’re going to broadcast the parade LIVE – right here – starting at 12:30pm on March 5th 2017… We are excited to offer LIVE streaming directly from YouTube this year. Along side with LIVE tweets via Twitter. https://twitter.com/belmarparade
The Parade Committee would be grateful if you would consider participating in this year’s Journal. The 2017 Journal will be distributed at our Saturday Luncheon that is immediately following the Investiture Mass at St. Rose Church on Saturday, March 4th. This will provide a great avenue for advertising your business and/or your affiliations to the Irish-America community of the Jersey Shore as well as honoring our Grand Marshal and Deputy Grand Marshal.
STUDENT OF IRISH CULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
The Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announces the 2017 STUDENT OF IRISH CULTURE SCHOLARSHIP. A scholarship of $500 will be awarded to one boy and one girl currently enrolled or participating in a school or program for an Irish cultural activity.
The scholarship is intended to help students with the expenses of schools, programs or instruction. It must be used to cover tuition at the school, instructor fees, towards the purchase of a musical instrument, or the cost of costumes or other items required for competition.
FROM North: NJ Turnpike South to Garden State Parkway South, to exit 98. Take 138 east to end. Stay left to Rt. 35 North.
FROM South: NJ Turnpike North to 195 East, Take 195 East to end. Stay left to Rt. 35 North.
FROM West: Take 295 to 195 East, Take 195 East to end. Stay left to Rt. 35 North.
RT. 35 North: about 1 mile to Belmar Marina, Park in Marina, Parade on Main St.
EXTRA TRAINS TO OPERATE FOR BELMAR ST. PATRICK′S DAY PARADE Click HERE for information
Ed was born at the Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City (wasn’t everyone?), County Hudson, the 33rd Irish county. His father moved the family to Manasquan early in Ed’s life. He grew up there and graduated from St. Denis Grammar School in town and St. Rose High School in Belmar. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University, and a Master of Administrative Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Deputy Grand Marshal
Miriam was born in Dublin’s Coombe Hospital to Jack (a New Yorker) & Pauline Farrell in the summer of 1961. The middle child of five children, her brothers and sister (Rory, Brendan, Ruth & Barry) have long since forgiven their parents. Miriam was that terrible middle child, a terror in the neighborhood. In a land where all home mail comes in through the letterbox in the front door, Miriam would sit and wait for the mail. One day the mailman took a little bit too long to release it and left with a savaged pinky. The next letter Mom and Dad received, this time pitched through the letterbox, was from the Post Office asking that they restrain their dog. Neighborhood gardeners were no luckier with their green thumbs when one day she went skipping down their street pulling the tops off all the tulips in the neighbors’ gardens.