Watch The Parade REPLAYS!



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 3rd 2019… We are excited to offer LIVE streaming directly from YouTube and periodic shout outs of Line of Marchers via Youtube chat.

Check out the replay also at NJ On Air

NJ on Air is a streaming TV channel for New Jersey available on Apple iOS, Android, Kindle and Roku.

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The Parade Committee is grateful for everyone participating in this year’s Journal.  The 2019 Journal will be distributed at our Luncheon that is immediately following the Investiture Mass at St. Rose Church on Saturday, March 2nd.  The journal can be 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 or remembering our dear friends lost.




The Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announces the 2019 STUDENT OF IRISH CULTURE SCHOLARSHIP.  Two scholarships of $500 each 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.

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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.

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Michael Ryan

Grand Marshal

Michael was born in Sacramento California to Irish heritage parents, John Joseph Ryan and Vivian McCarthy-Ryan. Michael, along with his siblings, Sue, Patrick and Mary Catherine were raised in the traditional Irish American Catholic family. Michael attended St. Philomene Grammar School and Christian Brothers High School before graduating from Mira Loma High School. After high school he attended American River College in Sacramento. In 1968 he entered the United States Army. Upon returning home from the Army in 1970 he attended California State University Sacramento. Read More  












Meg Neafsey

Deputy Grand Marshal

Margaret Neafsey was born in Elizabeth, grew up in Union County, and relocated to the Jersey Shore 35 years ago. Ms. Neafsey. also referred to as “Meg,” is the daughter of the late Edward and Agnes Neafsey.  She remembers her parents as being very proud of their Irish heritage and active in Irish-American civic organizations. Her mother was a member the Women of Irish Heritage; and her father was a member of the Belmar- Lake Como Parade Committee and the Grand Marshal of the 2008 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He was also a member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh – Jersey Shore and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Read More  


Chairmen: Chip Cavanagh Belmar St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee PO Box 331, Belmar, NJ 07719 Tel: 732.280.2648 Fax: 732.280.6787 Email: