Thousands Jam Downtown Binghamton for St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Another huge crowd turned out for the City of Binghamton's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday afternoon. The parade route that began on the East side of the City and traveled West to the area near Arthur Street was jam-packed. The staging area was set on many side streets with a number of organizations also setting up in the NYSEG Stadium parking lot.
Business and community groups took part along with numerous police agencies and fire companies. Radio and television groups marched or drove their company vehicles in the parade including Townsquare Media's News Radio 1290 WNBF and sister stations Kiss 104.1, 99.The Whale and 98.1 The Hawk.
Although Binghamton University was on an end of the week break from classes there were still a number of students on hand as well as people of all ages. As the parade came to a close a large number of people visited Seton Catholic High School on the Westside for a traditional end of parade celebration. Others remained downtown to celebrate as a portion of Court Street was blocked off between Court and Hawley Streets. Others headed to the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena to watch the Binghamton Senators host Lehigh Valley in a special 4:05 starting time.