The 26th Annual “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Presented by Powers Whiskey – Will Kick Off Saturday, March 16 at Noon

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The Valley Community Association’s signature event – 26th Annual “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade Presented by Powers Whiskey– will kick off on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 12 Noon from the Valley Community Center.


The Parade Route:


The parade will wind through the streets of the historic Buffalo River Community including South Park Avenue, Smith Street, Elk Street, Hamburg Street, and South Street.


Sign Up Your Float:


The parade will wind through the streets of the historic Buffalo River Community including South Park Avenue, Smith Street, Elk Street, Hamburg Street, and South Street.
Over 100 marching units are anticipated to participate, making the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade just as large as the downtown edition!! Marching contingents will include marching bands, floats, social clubs, classic cars, Irish dancers, family clans, fire and police departments, and much more!!.
New groups are welcome to march and registration forms will be available after February 1st, 2019 by calling 716-823-4707 ext.4 or emailing to LOverdorf@thevalleycenter.com. Previous parade participants will receive registration forms in the mail at the end of January.


The HOOLEY:


Immediately following the parade is the traditional grand Irish “Hooley” featuring live music as well as plenty of food and drink. The “Hooley” runs from 1pm-5:30pm at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, New York.


For a Good Cause:


The Parade and Hooley serve as a fundraiser for the Valley Community Association’s services and programs, which include affordable child care that is nurturing, educational, and stimulating for children ages 6 weeks and up; academic, social, and recreational programming for school age youth; programs and services for senior citizens that promote socialization and wellness; family support services including a food pantry, resume preparation, job search assistance, and help navigating the human service system; community events; and neighborhood beautification projects such as the Buffalo River Fest Park, Mutual Riverfront Park, and Valley Nature Park & Habitat Trail.

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