Let's hope it doesn't snow on the Parade[s].
The first year I lived in NYC I was very sick with bronchitis on St Patrick's Day. We lived in the East 80's across from the Metropolitan Museum. I was feverish, and out of it, and had no idea of the date. It was snowing or sleeting---grey and frigid. Midday I awoke to the sound of---what the f&^% is that NOISE! ? I looked out the window...guys in bumblebee yellow and neon blue kilts and black tall fuzzy hats! Marching below my window, bagpipes howling.
I thought I was hallucinating. LOL. NYC parades were a revelation to this country girl.
When I was a little girl living in the far suburbs of Chicago, rumor had it ''they'' dyed the river green and painted all the street markings on Michigan Ave green---for the St Patrick's Day Parade. How cool is that! I love it.
I never actually saw this, and always wonder...true? or urban myth?
EDIT: had to add this YouTube link, showing the Chicago River being dyed green. Love it!
gone to the beach.....