St. Patrick’s Day parades in West Orange and Newark were postponed Wednesday night due to concerns about COVID-19.
“We have been monitoring the COVID 19 situation closely and have been in constant contact with elected officials, health officials, first responders, and leaders of other New Jersey Parades. Due to the direction from the experts in the field and the direction that Parades, and other large events have taken, we are postponing the Parade this year. We are planning to throw a tremendous Parade in September as soon as a date can be confirmed,” writes Kevin Brennan, 2020 Chairperson for the West Orange Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
Brian M. Lowe, Publicity Chair, Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, sent this announcement:
“After careful consideration, and in the best interest of our participants and attendees, the 85th Annual Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be postponed due to the current coronavirus situation. While disappointed, we are actively working to reschedule the event in September, billed as the 85th and-a-halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Details on the event will be released at a later date.”