What to Know
- Live coverage of the parade begins March 17 at 11 a.m. online and on air
- It's the 256th St. Patrick's Day parade in the city
- Limerick native Michael Dowling, president & CEO of Northwell Health, is the first hospital head to serve as Grand Marshal of the NY parade
NBC 4 New York will offer exclusive, live coverage of New York City’s 256th St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17 and continuing through 3 p.m. The parade will also be streamed live on NBCNewYork.com.
Broadcast coverage will be co-anchored by "Today in New York" traffic reporter and "New York Live" contributor Lauren Scala, who will be joined by Ireland Calls Radio Show personalities Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin-Smyth. Field reporting will be led by News 4 New York’s Gus Rosendale, who will offer reports from the parade kickoff on 44th Street and St. Patrick’s Cathedral and throughout the parade route up Fifth Avenue to 79th Street.
Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, will be the Grand Marshall of the 256th St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A native of Limerick, Ireland, Dowling earned his undergraduate degree from University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland, before embarking on a successful career in public service, education and health care.
Additionally, parade officials have dedicated this year’s celebration to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and to the New York State Police, both of which celebrate a century of service in 2017.
Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and Col. Patricia Groeber, New York State Police, have been named Aides-at-Large to Grand Marshal Dowling.