Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual celebration of Irish and Irish-American culture and heritage at Gaelic Park in Kingsbridge.
Magee Hickey of PIX 11 News, was the event’s emcee. The honorees included Hon. Elizabeth Crowley, New York City Council Member from the 30th Council District in Queens; Tom Glacken, proprietor of Glacken’s Bar & Grill on East 149th Street; and William J. “Bill” Mulrow, Secretary to New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
There was lots of delicious corn beef and cabbage, and some great tasting Irish Soda Bread.
Above - The pre-event warm up of some great Irish songs.
Below - Thomas Messina aid to Congressman Joseph Crowley (father of honoree Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley), 80th A.D. State Committeeman Joseph McManus, Robert Nolan, and prominent local Irishman John Flaherety (in the background).
Above - With several St. Patrick's Day events going on as the same time as this event the usual Court Officers Bagpipe crew were separated to cover all the events that were going on.
Below - The audience listens to the benediction, as you see Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. His Chief of Staff Paul DelDuca, Deputy BP Aurila Greene, and Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark.
Local Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz was also in attendance, and he was seated near WPIX reporter and emcee Magee Hickey.