West Orange 2021 St. Patrick’s Parade Postponed Due To COVID

Eric Kiefer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2021 West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, organizers announced Thursday.

According to parade chairman, Kevin Brennan:

“In consultation with the Township of West Orange, the West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee has decided to postpone the March 2021 St. Patrick's Day Parade due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We are currently evaluating other options for hosting events in 2021 when the current situation and restrictions improve.”

Brennan continued:

“Since this pandemic started, the committee – in conjunction with other Irish organizations such as Friendly Sons of Shillelagh, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Women of Irish Heritage – has organized mask distributions, food drives, and, most recently, a winter coat drive that resulted in us donating 230 coats to the Holy Trinity Church in West Orange. Please continue to follow our social media as we continue these charitable efforts throughout 2021 so that we can give back to this incredible community during these very difficult times. Remember, though, we will march again.”

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