FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contacts
: Brendan Fay (718) 721-2780Feb 24 Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy (718) 898-8140
Mayor Bill de Blasio expected for March 2
Inclusive St. Pat’s For All Parade.Famous Irish drag ueen and gay activist !Panti Bliss" to perform speech at Irish Arts #enter #oncert. $rand marshals %erry Mc$overn and Sen. %homas &uane honored for their contri'utions to human rights.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio
!s e%&ected t' arch !n th!s year’s !ncls!e *t+ ,at’s 'r All ,arade 'n *nday. /arch 2
+ $elebrat!'ns c'ence at 1 & !th s!c and rears+ ed by
Pipes and Drums
ste& ' !s at 2 & and 'll's a r'te r' 47th *treet and *!llan Aene !n *nnys!de t' 8th *treet !n W''ds!de+
Mayor de Blasio
. h' has arched !n the *t+ ,at’s 'r All ,arade 'r any years. !ll be 5'!ned by /ebers ' $'n6ress $ar'l!ne /al'ney and 'se&h $r'ley *&eaer ' the "e #'r $!ty $'nc!l /el!ssa /ar-!er!t'
for the City of New or! Letitia "a#es$ New or! City Co#%troller Scott M& Strin'er$ New or! City Co(ncil Me#)ers Daniel Dro##* Costa Constantinides* and
!y an Braer and 'thers+
Cons(l +eneral Noel ,il!enny
!ll re&resent the r!sh ;'ernent+<h!s year’s &arade !ll eatre an a&&earance by r!sh 6ay act!!st
. als' n'n as
+ Bl!ss recently ca6ht the 'rld’s ear !th an !&ass!'ned s&eech 'n h''&h'b!a. 6ay &r!de and h'&e. h!ch she del!ered !n early Febrary at the Abbey <heatre. the "at!'nal <heatre ' reland+ ,ant! !ll re&r!se her s&eech=h!ch has rece!ed 'er a hal !ll!'n h!ts 'n #'<be=at the *t+ ,at’s 'r All $'ncert+ <h!s c'ncert !ll be held at the r!sh Arts $enter 'n Fr!day. Feb 28
+ <he r!sh Arts $enter !s l'cated at > West 1
For f(rther Infor#ation:
"I'm absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to take part in the wonderfully inclusive St Pat's For All parade in the diverse and welcoming borough of Queens in the great city of New York. This colorful and vibrant celebration really is for all - and I'm definitely one of the "all"!"
*t+ ,at’s 'r All $'-$ha!r
“Many thanks to
Aidan Connolly and the
r!sh Arts $enter
for bringing Panti Bliss to the 2!" #t Pats For All parade in Ne$ York City% Panti Bliss has inspired an international &on'ersation on homophobia and hope% ('en the Catholi& Ar&hbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin responded% )e said that *anybody $ho doesn+t sho$ lo'e to$ards gay and lesbian people is insulting ,od% -hey are not .ust homophobi& if they do that / they are a&tually ,odophobi& be&ause ,od lo'es e'ery one of those people%0
Terry M& Mc+o/ern
New or! State Senator To# D(ane
hae been ch'sen as th!s year’s ;rand /arshals 'r the!r sterl!n6 c'ntr!bt!'ns t' @an !6hts+ /s+ /c;'ern !s &erha&s best n'n as the 'nder ' the @ a ,r'5ect+ Dane as the *enates !rst '&enly 6ay and !rst '&enly @-&'s!t!e eber+ B'th Dane and /c;'ern hae '6ht 'r ed!cal.