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As the rain stopped, the parade began: photos from the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade

by Apr 1, 2023
The steady rain falling early this morning did not bode well for the prospects of the Jamesport St. Patrick's Day Parade, which had already been postponed a week due to last Saturday's washout. But parade organizers kept the faith. Photo gallery.

Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade postponed one week due to inclement weather forecast

by Mar 22, 2023
The Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed to next Saturday, April 1, due to inclement weather forecast for this Saturday, the original date for this year’s celebration.

Meet the grand marshals of the 2023 Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Patrick and Joann Waski

by Feb 6, 2023
Their surname may be Polish but their Irish roots are deep. Patrick and Joann Waski, both descendants of Irish immigrants, will don the top hat and green jacket to lead this year's Jamesport St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Jamesport St. Patrick’s Parade returns: photos

by Mar 26, 2022
Maybe it was the “luck of the Irish” or maybe it was the lucky number seven, but the East End Emerald Society’s 7th St. Patrick’s Day Parade today was no doubt blessed with good fortune. The parade had no sooner ended when the overcast skies darkened, then opened up, sending lingering spectators scrambling for cover from the downpour.

Jamesport St. Patrick’s parade to return this year; fundraiser set for for Feb. 25

by Feb 9, 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamesport's St. Patrick's parade will return on Saturday, March 26.

East End Emerald Society honors St. Patrick’s Day parade grand marshal Dawn Thomas

by Feb 29, 2020
Dawn Thomas, the first woman to be named grand marshal of the parade since its inception in 2014, received her top hat and shillelagh at a dinner in her honor last night in Aquebogue.

Meet the grand marshal of the seventh annual Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade

by Feb 10, 2020
Riverhead community development administrator Dawn Thomas will be the grand marshal of the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade this year — the first woman to have the honor.

Community turns out for a perfect Paddy’s Day parade

by Mar 30, 2019
The New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums marched in the Jamesport parade this year to honor two fallen brethren, Det. Brian Simonsen and retired Chief of Detectives Jack Cuddy. The pipe band stopped for a special tribute — "Amazing Grace" — at Jamesport Cemetery, where Simonsen, a Jamesport native, is buried. Photo slideshow.

New 9/11 ceremony to be held in Jamesport this year on Sept. 15

by Aug 30, 2018
A ceremony honoring the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as Jamesport-area veterans, is being planned this year by the Greater Jamesport Civic Association and the East End Emerald Society.

East End Emerald Society celebrates everything Irish with fifth annual parade

by Mar 24, 2018
Photos: Dozens of groups marched in Riverhead's only St. Patrick's Day parade, which stepped off on Main Road in Jamesport Saturday afternoon.