Saturday, March 10, 2018
The 2018 Parade will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018
Thornstick Mass will start the day, and be hosted in conjunction with
the Elizabeth A.O.H. at St. Patrick's Church in Elizabeth.
The Reviewing Stand Festivities at Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues in Union
begin. Enjoy the "Kid's Zone", fun for all ages on Stuyvesant Ave.
(just off Morris Ave.)
1:00 PM Sharp
The Parade begins with the Marching units gathered on Morris
Avenue and along Commerce and Jeanette Avenues. The parade route
proceeds east along Morris Avenue to a turn at the Main Reviewing Stand
at Stuyvesant Ave. and ends at Roosevelt Avenue.
The Midway Reviewing Stand at Morris and Caldwell Avenues has parade
announcers with details of all of the participants, history and other
information. It's a great place to watch the parade!
Click here for the 2017 Line of March.
Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade
2018 General Chairwoman
Kathleen M. Holmes
Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade
2017 Grand Marshal
Joe Nolan was born and raised in New Jersey – born in Jersey City and
raised in his home town and current residence of Westfield, NJ. He has
two adult children, Bradley, Conor and a daughter-in-law Michelle. He
is currently in a long term relationship with his high school
sweetheart Marianne Fitzgerald. Joe went to Holy Trinity Elementary
School, and Holy Trinity High School in Westfield, and also attended
Seton Hall University in South Orange.
Joe has been doing traffic in New York on the radio since beginning at
Shadow Traffic in 1979 and at Metro Traffic Control since it opened in
New York in 1988. He started his career in college at one of the
nation’s most prestigious college radio stations WSOU-FM in South
Orange. While attending Seton Hall, Joe also worked at several small
radio stations in New Jersey where he cut his professional chops. This
included his first real job at WJDM in Elizabeth. He also worked at
WBIO – Parsippany, WKMB in Sterling and WRAN in Randolph. Joe is a
large part of the long running “Shannon in the Morning Program” on
CBS-FM 101.1 in New York. Mr. Nolan has worked with Radio Hall of Famer
Scott Shannon for over 27 years. Mr. Nolan was a fixture on 77WABC,
WPLJ, WABC-TV and has been on the air at ESPN Radio, WCBS News Radio
880, and Fresh-FM. Other radio legends Joe has worked with for extended
periods include Dan Ingram, Bob Grant, Ross Brittan, Todd Pettingill,
Michael Kay, Harley Carnes, Pat Parsons, Ben Farnsworth, Rocky Allen,
and Fred Feldman.
Mr. Nolan is the definition of a “Jersey Guy”! He’s the P.A. Announcer
at High Point Solutions Stadium for Rutgers Football and also at
MetLife Stadium for the New York Jets where his first down and third
down calls have become fan favorites. He is the owner and founder of
New Jersey Internet Radio which provides radio play-by-play of New
Jersey high school sports including football, boys’ and girls’
basketball and lacrosse. He also has been an assistant basketball coach
at Immaculata High School in Somerville where both of his sons
graduated from. Bradley is an alum of Seton Hall University, where he
followed in his Dad’s footsteps becoming News Director and was the only
fully credentialed college reporter to Pope Benedict’s trip to the U.S.
He currently is a video editor at a commercial video house in New York
City and works at Madison Square Garden on game day for the Rangers and
Knicks in video operations. Conor graduated from Centenary College in
Hackettstown where he was a three year captain of the Men’s Lacrosse
team where he still holds several school records. In 2010 Conor led the
nation, NCAA Division 3, in assists per game and was in the top ten in
every scoring category all 4 years at Centenary. He is currently the
General Manger of Universal Lacrosse in Somerville.
Joe has helped with several projects at Immaculata High School in
Somerville, including the HIS Hall of Fame. Joe has also been active
with several charities and hospitals throughout New Jersey over the
years, including West Essex PBA, The New Jersey State Police, Make a
Wish Foundation of New Jersey, St. Barnabas Medical Center
(Livingston), Vero Amici (Caldwell), Somerset Medical Center
(Somerville), The New Jersey Chapter of the CF Foundation, Blythdale
Children’s Hospital (Valhalla, NY), and countless others. His hobbies
include collecting Lionel trains, golf and boating. He LOVES hockey,
specifically the New Jersey Devils.