Cancellation of the 87th Annual Huntington St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Out of abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel our March 2021 parade. We will postpone to next year celebrating all our frontline heroes which include the wonderful men and women who work at Huntington Hospital. We look forward to 2022 when their leader, Michael Dowling, will lead the parade through Huntington Village.
Stay tuned for our virtual fundraiser event this March.
The parade journal ads we sell each year assist us with the cost to produce one of Long Island’s largest and oldest parades. More importantly, the funds raised help us feed many residents throughout the year. This includes assembling and delivering over 200 full Thanksgiving meals each November. These funds also allow us to honor, with scholarships, graduating students from 5 local high schools who received special education services.
2022 ST. HUNTINGTON PATRICK'S DAY PARADE GRAND MARSHAL: MICHAEL J. DOWLING
Michael Dowling is one of health care’s most influential voices, taking a stand on societal issues such as gun violence and immigration that many health system CEOs shy away from. As president and CEO of Northwell Health, he leads a clinical, academic and research enterprise with a workforce of more than 72,000 and annual revenue of $13.5 billion. Northwell is the largest health care provider and private employer in New York State, caring for more than two million people annually through a vast network of nearly 800 outpatient facilities, including 220 primary care practices, 52 urgent care centers, home care, rehabilitation and end-of-life programs, and 23 hospitals. Northwell also pursues pioneering research at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Zucker School of Medicine, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and one of the nation’s largest medical residency and fellowship programs.
Mr. Dowling’s leadership has been invaluable to Northwell’s consistent expansion and prominence. In 2020, he successfully navigated the health system through the first COVID-19 epicenter in the US, detailing his experiences in Leading Through a Pandemic: The Inside Story of Humanity, Innovation, and Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Crisis.
The Huntington Hibernians, look forward to celebrating all the all our frontline workers and our Huntington Hospital Healthcare Heroes at our parade on Sunday, March 13th 2022
PASSING OF LONG TIME MEMBER – REGIS O’NEILL
We are saddened by the loss of our longtime friend and brother, Regis O’Neill. Regis was a Hibernian in the truest sense of the our motto, Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. When Regis was Grand Marshal of the 1998 Huntington St. Patrick’s Day Parade, he started with what became a Hibernian parade day tradition to this day. Now thanks to Regis, every Parade day starts with mass, a pre-parade brunch at Finley’s pub, and then marching in our distinctive morning suit tuxedos.
Sadly, Regis was the last of the core four Hibernians (Regis, Dominick Feeney, Sr, Cliff Starkins, and Greg Butler) who started the tradition to pass away. But we are sure Regis has reconnected with his wife Joan and his buddies and will be looking down on all of us smiling at next year’s Parade. But we will miss him greatly.
2022 COLLEEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The 2022 Colleen Scholarship application is now online and available for all potential applicants. All applications are due September 12, 2021.
2021 ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The 87th Annual Huntington St. Patrick’s Day Parade is cancelled this year due to Covid
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