Thousands turn out for Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Thousands gathered on the "Emerald Mile" in Yonkers Saturday for the 64th annual McLean Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The event honors the contributions of the Irish community.

A sea of green could be seen throughout the parade, as bagpipe performers, Irish step dancers and various Irish associations walked the mile for all to see and enjoy.

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Local restaurants prepared to serve the thousands of paradegoers.

Chef Benny Roddy, of Rory Dolan's Restaurant and Bar, said he prepared for more than a week.

"It's family and a happy day…That should be what life's about," said one Yonkers resident.

The parade began at 1 p.m. at McLean Avenue and Bronx River Road.

 

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