If you love a parade, then you've got to love St. Patrick's Day on Long Island. And you don't have to be Irish to join in the fun at the many parades happening in our streets during March. Expect to see pipe-and-drum bands, step dancers and a contingent of politicians who'll be shaking hands with the crowds lined up along the streets of Nassau and Suffolk to cheer everyone on.
Annie Zoitke of Commack was one of the hundreds who gathered for the 50th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montauk, the second-largest parade in New York, on March 25, 2012. Photo Credit: Randee Daddona