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St. Pats for All Parade route

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Inclusive St. Patricks Day parade in Queens

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Borough : Queens
Neighborhood : Sunnyside
Roadway/ Sidewalk, Social Movements, Gathering Place

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By Michael Mason

The route of the St. Pat’s For All Parade runs through the Sunnyside and Woodside neighborhoods of Queens, and like many other community parades around the city, this event unifies and celebrates diverse local residents and the history of the surrounding area. Each year, Sunnyside and Woodside are activated by the parade, and for the duration of the event, the route serves as setting for honoring Irish heritage and culture, as well as political activism and civil rights.

The St. Pat’s For All Parade is organized by Sunnyside and Woodside residents, and is co-chaired by Brendon Fay and Kathleen Walsh DArcy. Fay, who co-founded the parade and takes on an active role as spokesperson for the event, is an activist, filmmaker, writer and long-time advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and communities. He has testified in Washington and New York on LGBT matters and...

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Michael Mason, Nominated through Dr. Marta Gutmans Gender and Architecture class, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, 2013.

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