The 2020 “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade was cancelled due to NY state guidelines for the CoronaVirus. We had planned a 1/2 way to St. Patrick’s Day Parade, that too has been cancelled for the same reason. We look forward to resuming the parade on March 13, 2021.

The Valley Community Association’s signature event – 28th Annual “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade – will kick off on Saturday, March 13th, 2021 at 12 Noon from the Valley Community Center. Here is what you can expect in 2021.

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, 2021 by calling 716-823-4707 ext.2 or emailing to poverdorf@thevalleycenter.com.

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 will run from 1:30pm – 5:30pm and will feature music (to be determined) at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, New York.

PARADE POST PARTY:

The parade ends just a few short blocks away from The Tewksbury, which is located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo.

A green shuttle bus will be available to take parade goers between the Post Parade Party at the Tewksbury Lodge and the Hooley at the Valley Community Center.

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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