2012 Rockville Centre New York Saint Patrick's Day Parade:
The Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade first stepped off on March 22nd 1997 and has over the course of 13 years become one of the best attended and supported parades outside of New York City. The Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade annually shares its success with three worthy charities, which are National, Irish, and Rockville Centre focused. Since the parade's inception in 1997, $551,000 has been distributed to 39 individual charities. Rockville Centre's St. Patrick's Parade is "The Parade that Cares and Shares"