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We are excited to announce the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade!  Join us as we come together to honor this special milestone and celebrate the first and finest St. Patrick’s Day Parade of New Jersey.  Save the date and stay tuned for more details on how you can participate in this historic event.  Let’s make this celebration one to remember!  Keep the Tradition Alive

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2024 Grand Marshal
Ted Giblin

Edward M. “Ted” Giblin is a native of Montclair, NJ and is the third of five children born to Thomas and Mary Giblin. With only a handful of exceptions, Ted has attended nearly every Newark Saint Patrick’s Day Parade over the last 50 years. He traces his Irish ancestry to the counties of Longford, Meath, Mayo
and Roscommon.

Ted attended Saint Cassian Grammar School and is a graduate of Saint Peter’s Prep, Class of 1992 and Providence College, Class of 1996. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University.

Since childhood, Mr. Giblin has been involved in the John J. Giblin Association, a social and civic group founded by his late grandfather in 1954. Over the last two decades, he has held several leadership positions in the organization including President and Chairman of the Board of Governors. Ted is a
delegate to the Newark Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Inc. and has served as Assistant Adjutant and Treasurer. He is a longtime member of AOH, Division 9, Montclair.

A Verona resident, Ted is a parishioner at Our Lady of Lake Parish and has served as a member of the Township’s Recreation and Mayor’s Charity Ball Committee. In 2017, he was elected to serve a 4-year term on the Verona Township Council.

As a Certified Financial Planner™, he operates his practice with Creative Financial Group in Fairfield, primarily focused on assisting families and business owners accumulating funds for retirement needs, estate planning, as well as employee benefits.

Ted and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth (Walsh) Giblin, are the proud parents of Finola, a sophomore at Mount Saint Dominic Academy and Natalie, a 6 th grader at Henry B. Whitehorne Middle School. As a family, they continue to “keep the tradition alive” by attending many Irish cultural events throughout the year.

2024 Dedicated
Robert P. Lynch

2024 Deputy Grand Marshals

DGM Gwen Glazier Headshot

Gwen Glazier

Deputy Grand Marshal Abbott Augustine Curley

Abbott Augustine Curley

Kevin Reilly

The Newark St Patrick's Day Parade History

The Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an annual parade that takes place in Newark, New Jersey, to celebrate Irish heritage and culture. The parade typically features marching bands, bagpipers, dancers, and various cultural and community groups. The parade route begins from the corner of Mulberry St and Raymond Blvd continues past the NJPAC Center (Reviewing Stand 1) onto Central Ave.(past Reviewing Stand 2) ending on Washington St. The parade is typically held annually on the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day,  March 17th