Thursday, March 14, 2013
Both parades are less than half a mile, but which is shorter?
Does size really matter? The battle of St. Patrick's Day pride is on the line as Freehold and Matawan compete for the shortest Irish-themed parade. With the tagline "Parade starts at 6; party starts at 6:05," it's hard to beat Washington Engine Company's swagger for throwing their third annual Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade down Jackson Street in Matawan. Measuring a mere 0.2 of a mile, Google Maps estimates it would take the average person three minutes to walk from the corner of Spring Street to the corner of Church Street. Freehold's second annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, however, measures in even shorter. At 0.1 of a mile, the route runs from 51 West Main Street to 1 West Main Street. Although half the length of the Matawan …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The distance is short but the honor is great for these marchers.
Washington Engine Company's Third Annual Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade might be a mere 0.2 mile march along Jackson Street, but the honor is great for the grand marshal and other designees. This year, Matawan resident Bogey Costello will be the grand marshal, former Ladies Auxiliary member Jill Chaney will be the grand colleen, Matawan firefighter Leroy Sickles will be the honorary Irish firefighter, Matawan P.O. Brian Murphy will be the honorary Irish police officer and Eric Weber of Pavers Plus who donates landscaping services to the Matawan Borough Fire Department will be the honorary Irishman. The Jersey City Fire Department Pipes and Drums, the Matawan Borough Council and numerous classic cars will also participate. Make sure to…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Here, the Patch guide to St. Patrick's Day in the Matawan and Aberdeen area, from the best Guinness pours to the most delicious Irish dinners.
Maybe you aren't as Irish as St. Patrick himself (who was kidnapped and sent to Ireland as a slave, escaped in 409 and returned to Ireland in 432, believing he had been called upon to spread the word of God) but on March 17, everyone's a little Irish. So, check out these local restaurants are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Maloney's Pub & Grill 119 Main Street, Matawan It doesn't get much more Irish than a pub with over 60 quality beers on tap. Maloney's will run St. Patrick's Day specials from Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17 that include corned beef on rye, fish and chips, shepherd's pie and homemade Irish soda bread. If that's not enough, they will also tap special craft brews in addition to the St. Patrick's Day classics. On…
Monday, March 11, 2013
NJ Transit announced they will be offering extra trains to accomodate the increase in passengers on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
NJ Transit is planning to increase train and bus service around the state on Saturday, March 16 in anticipation of the annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, according to a press release issued by the transit agency. On the North Jersey Coast Line, two round trips will operate between Long Branch and New York Penn Station, providing local stops from Long Branch to Aberdeen-Matawan and stopping at Newark Airport, Newark Penn Station and Secaucus for inbound travel and providing all stops from New York to Long Branch for outbound travel. In addition, 7600-series trains will be extended to begin and end their trips at South Amboy or Aberdeen-Matawan and an extra inbound train will operation from Aberdeen-Matawan to New York Penn …
Several traditionally loud, fun outdoor celebrations are coming to downtowns nearby.
St. Patrick's Day 2013 is approaching and several towns are putting on parades with bagpipers, drums, floats and clowns. Wear something green and bring the camera! Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. Seven pipe and drum bands, step dancers, floats and hundreds of participants. Grand Marshal Tim McLoone, a restaurant owner, musician and philanthropist. Begins at Victory Park on River Road marching to East River Road and turning right onto Carton Street, ending at the Forrestdale School. Matawan's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m. Party starts at 6:05 p.m. Starts and pretty much ends at 176 Jackson Street, Matawan. Sponsored by Washington Engine, featuring corned beef, cabbage…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Grab your St. Patrick's Day spirit and come celebrate with the Matawan Borough Fire Department.
Don't miss your chance to march in Washington Engine Company's third annual shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade! We can't confirm that it's the shortest ever parade, however marchers need not wear comfortable shoes to make the one block trek from the intersection of Jackson and Spring Street to the intersection of Jackson and Church Street. According to Google Maps, the parade route is 0.2 of a mile. The parade is always held the Friday prior to St. Patrick's Day, making this year's festivities March 15, 2013. The parade line-up will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the parade begins promptly at 6 p.m. Washington Engine Company requires marchers to fill out a parade registration form, which is attached to this article below the photo of last year's …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Can you find your group in these pictures of the parade?
The Keyport Fire Department will held their 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 24. People and organizations from all over Monmouth County came to march in the parade, including the Matawan First Aid Squad, the Keyport Art Society, the Jersey Shore Girl Scouts, the Keyport Indians Cheerleaders and Football Players and the Flinstones. The parade began at St. Joseph's Church on Maple Place and then traveled over West Fourth Street and continued on Maple Place. Then it went down West Front Street and ended at Fireman's Park.
Friday, March 23, 2012
One more St. Patrick's Day celebration is this weekend, and you won't want to miss it
Don't pack away your kelly green shirts and shamrock necklaces just yet. The Keyport Fire Department will host their 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 24 starting at 1 p.m. Beginning at St. Joseph's Church on Maple Place, the parade will move over West Fourth Street and continue on Maple Place. Then it will head down to West Front Street and end at Fireman's Park. What is your favorite part of the parade? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Jackson Street was lined with people wearing green Friday night
The Matawan Borough Fire Department celebrated St. Patrick's Day with their second annual shortest parade Friday night. We can't confirm or deny if it is in fact the state's shortest parade, but it didn't last more than ten minutes. Fire trucks from Matawan, Aberdeen and Keyport and classic cars traveled for one block along Jackson Street, while local Girl Scouts, the Knights of Columbus and councilpeople marched down the street. After the parade, everyone was invited back to Washington Engine Company for corned beef, cabbage and carrots, and potatoes. Make sure to check out the video and click through our image gallery. If you took photos or videos, make sure to upload them.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Get your Irish on! Here are some ways people are celebrating St. Patrick's Day
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Friday, March 16, 2012
Freehold March 16: Enjoy the sounds of bagpipers in Downtown Freehold on Friday night from 7-9 p.m. March 17: There will be a St. Patrick's Day Parade starting at 11:00 a.m. The route starts behind borough hall and heads down Main St. Everyone is welcome to get dressed up and participate in this family fun event. Continue celebrating the holiday with specials at all the Downtown Freehold restaurants and bars. March 17: The Freehold Borough Arts Council, the Center Players Playhouse and the Freehold Ancient Order of Hibernians are hosting a free family event in honor of St. Patty's Day. There will be two showings of the Oscar nominated animated feature, the Secret of Kells starting at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Center Players on South …