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Rockaway celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a parade

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Dancers from O'Malley Irish Dance Academy show off their moves. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Ryan Flood, 11, cheers for his father, honorary Grand Marshal Thomas Flood. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Lindzey Glasglow, 8; Kaela Cole; and Annie Trischler cheer for their friends. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Dancers from O'Malley Irish Dance Academy show off their moves. Photo by Christina Santucci
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U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (l.) greets Oliver Benn, who is held by a Sanitation grouch. Photo by Christina Santucci
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The Rivera family (l.-r.) Leanne, Destiny, Joshua and Francisco line the route along Rockaway Boulevard. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg waves to spectators. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Bagpipers from the Department of Sanitation band play along the route. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Rambo (r.) and Keeyes watch the parade. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Clare Ratigan (l.) and Maeve Hanretty run to catch up with their group. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A vintage police cruiser rolls through the route. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Katherine Schilling sports a shamrock on her hat. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Ayden Kuehn, 5, waves an Irish flag. Photo by Christina Santucci
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn greets spectators. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Melissa Cook holds Cianna Polizzi, 3. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Young Michael Benn, 5, rides a scooter with elected and parade officials. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A sign referencing teacher ratings is hung along the parade route. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Shannon DeSilva, 6, holds her pup in the air. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Jonathan Lazo sports a large bow tie. Photo by Christina Santucci
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People line the parade route in Rockaway. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Councilman Eric Ulrich (front) marches in the Rockaway parade. Photo by Christina Santucci

Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway was awash with green and gold for the 37th-annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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