Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade goes on despite cold

March 11, 2017 11:19 PM

ALBANY – You know it was cold if you were out for the 67th annual Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade. 

The cold nearly kept the parade from happening. Organizers say they held a meeting Friday night to discuss concerns about the freezing temperatures. But in the end, the Irish spirit overruled the frosty temps.

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“It was cold out today, absolutely,” said Irish American Heritage Museum Executive Director Ryan Mahoney. “But it was sunny out, we had good crowds, [and] we saw a ton of people coming through City Hall today. Everyone was excited. I'd say it was a great, great day. I think the city and the parade committee made the right choice going on with the parade.”

The event also included a family festival in Academy Park with performers and food. 


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