March 3rd, 2019 12:30pm
To All the Parade Spectators;
The Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee would like to thank all of you for attending our 46th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The weather was clear, the sun came out and the streets were lined with many families and friends who came to watch the parade. It is because of all of you that we have become the largest and the best parade in all of New Jersey.
Remember our parade is always the first Sunday in March. We are looking forward to seeing you all there again next year for our 47th parade on Sunday March 1st, 2020.
The Parade Committee
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.
STUDENT OF IRISH CULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
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.
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
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
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