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Bronx St Patrick's Day Parade in Throgs Neck

20th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade in Throgs Neck, Bronx

bronx st pats parade throgs neck st patricks day parade photos bronx st pats parade throgs neck photosMarch 12, 2018 / Throgs Neck Neighborhood / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Parades / Bronx Buzz NYC.

On Sunday I made my way north into a southeastern neighborhood in the Bronx, to attend the 20th annual St Patrick's Day in Throgs Neck. It's worth mentioning that the Throgs Neck neighborhood is also known as Throggs Neck, and apparently while the double g is the correct name and only spelling of the bridge [Throggs Neck Bridge], the Throgs Neck neighborhood uses both spellings.

It was a chilly Sunday morning, following the switch to Daylight Savings Time, so I began the day running a bit behind schedule, made worse by repair work being done along the #7 subway line in Queens.

The photo to your right shows folks milling along East Tremont where there's an Throgs Neck St Patrick's Day Parade after parade party.

 

Public Transit Between Flushing Queens & Throgs Neck Bronx

bronx st pats parade throgs neck st patricks day parade photos bronx st pats parade throgs neck photosIn the downtown section of the Flushing neighborhood of Queens I had planned to take the 44 SBS bus, but was [wrongly] advised to wait for the Q50. The Q50 came far less frequently, but it did get me there. That said, it's worth noting that the 44 SBS would have been faster, because four of them passed me while I was waiting for the Q50.

 

I departed the bus just off the Hutchison River Parkway at Lafayette Street and started walking east passing St Raymond's Cemetery. St. Raymond's Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in the city and associated with St. Raymond's Schools [one for Boys and another for girls] in Parkchester. Click here to see an earlier report we did regarding St. Raymond's Schools in nearby Parkchester, which is only a neighborhood [Schuylerville] away.

 


Bronx St Patrick's Day Parade in Throgs Neck

20th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade in Throgs Neck, Bronx

March 12, 2018 / Throgs Neck Neighborhood / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Parades / Bronx Buzz NYC. Continued.

 

The Irish in the Throgs Neck Neighborhood of the Bronx

throgs neck neighborhood photos east bronx neighborhoodsI continued along Lafayette to East Tremont Avenue where the parade had started. The parade had begun at 12 noon, and I arrived about 1 pm because of a late start and transit delays and, unfortunately, I had mostly missed the parade.

In the photo at right stands a mobile stage just south of Harding Avenue on East Tremont Avenue.

Undeterred, I began walking south following the parade route along East Tremont Avenue, snapping a few photos of the Throgs Neck commercial district along the way. Just south of the Cross Bronx Expressway there was a large tent set up in a parking lot which was a center of what looked to be ongoing festivities. And along East Tremont heading south of the tent, East Tremont Avenue had been closed off to allow celebrants safe passage across the street, where a number of local Throgs Neck restaurants and bars were filled with St Patrick's Day partiers.

 

St Patrick's Day Parade in Throgs Neck Bronx

bronx st pats parade throgs neck st patricks day parade photos bronx st pats parade throgs neck photosThe mood was naturally generally celebratory. There was Irish music emanating from a couple of the bars and fairly sizeable crowds of parade attendees milling about outside of them. Quite a number of people had dressed up, or at the least were wearing some green, and it seemed that while all were not Irish descendants, today they were Irish in spirit [see photo at right].

The parade route was little more than about a mile long, and just south of Harding Avenue, at East Tremont Avenue, there stood a mobile stage which at this point was empty [see photo above right]. Apparently the crowd had been treated to some entertainment and speeches by local pols and musicians, prior to my arrival.

Generally the Throgs Neck neighborhood of the Bronx seems to be a quiet, residential, working class neighborhood that appears to have a large Irish population, but there were also a few folks representing other ethnicities as well.

It's worth mentioning that President Kennedy was of Irish descent and that he sacrificed his life, as did other Americans like Martin Luther King, defending the human rights for all embedded in the United States Constitution. I mention this, because seeing people of all backgrounds come together to share in each others' cultural celebrations strengthens the bonds of our humanity and of our nation.

And this seems particularly important today, as hostile foreign powers appear to be trying to exploit some of our historical fissures, in attempts to weaken us, even as we lead the planet in evolving and uniting the world into one planetary people.

 

Throgs Neck Neighborhood: Quiet, Residential & Near Water

bronx st pats parade throgs neck st patricks day parade photos bronx st pats parade throgs neck photosI spent some time looking around the Throgs Neck neighborhood before departing. I found a fallen tree being removed along one street, and a local boat marina at the southern end of the neighborhood at Locust Point.

In the photo at right you can see a tree being removed at Lawton Avenue near Throgs Neck Blvd in the Throgs Neck neighborhood of the Bronx. There's what looked to be a nice car lying underneath the fallen tree. The Throgs Neck neighborhood of the Bronx is surrounded by the water on its southern and eastern sides.

There's also an MTA run service center for the Throggs Neck Bridge at the foot of the Throggs Neck Bridge on the Bronx side, and a beautiful view of the Throggs Neck Bridge from the houses and apartment buildings that have been erected along the Hammond Creek shoreline.

 

Throgs Neck Neighborhood is Near the Throggs Neck Bridge

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The photo at right shows the Throgs Neck Bridge as seen looking south / east from the southern tip of the Throgs Neck neighborhood, just east of the marina at Locust Point.

On my way back to the bus stop I took a few photos of Edgewater Park which is along the water somewhere near where the Long Island Sound begins.

Next time I'll have to get an earlier start, but at least now I know how to use the public transit between northeastern Queens and southeastern Bronx.

Slainte which in Gaelic means 'good health to you'.


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