Photo Courtesy of Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato’s Office
“Erin go bragh, slainte, and a joyous holiday to you and yours,” said Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Deputy Grand Marshal Stacey Pheffer Amato.
By Forum Staff
Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) was recently installed as a deputy grand marshal for the 42nd Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the second-largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City.
The installation took place last month at Antun’s Banquet Hall in Queens Village during the 2017 Parade Dance. The grand marshal, Gael of the Year, two honorary grand marshals, and 15 deputy grand marshalls, recruited from local, regional, and state leadership and from the Hibernian community, were installed as parade officers, Pheffer Amato noted.
“I’ve been coming to the Queens County Parade since I was a kid, and my kids grew up coming,” the freshman assemblywoman added. “The parade is fun, it’s historic, and it’s one of the wonderful, festive occasions that make living in this diverse community such a delight year-round. To all of the Irish residents of the 23rd District, and to the Irish at heart, like myself: I am so proud and honored to join your parade this year as a deputy grand marshal. Erin go bragh, slainte, and a joyous holiday to you and yours.”
The 42nd Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade festivities will kick off this year on Saturday, March 4, with a Mass for Peace and Justice in Ireland at St. Francis de Sales Church, Beach 129th Street and Rockaway Boulevard. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at Beach 130th Street and Newport Ave.
The Awards Ceremony will be held at St. Camillus School Hall on Beach 100th Street following the parade.