NEW YORK -- "It was a sea of green, kilts and bagpipes on Fifth Avenue on Saturday as big crowds gathered under a warm sun for New York City's 251st-annual St. Patrick's Day Parade."
"New York has been celebrating St. Patrick's Day since 1762. Dr Maureen Murphy, Professor of Curriculum & Teaching for the School of Education at Brooklyn College, tells us NY's role in in St. Patrick Day's rich history." :
Video from the NBC New York website