Emerald a Chara/Dear Emerald

The GCUES returns to the Manor Oktoberfest of Forest Hills on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, to start the Irish Holy month of March. The meeting will be brief and there with Emerald fellowship with the assistance of the Fighting 69 Irish Whiskey and Master Blender Chris Leskowicz.

NYC Parade Grand Marshal Reception

NYC Parade Grand Marshal and Aides Reception

On Sunday, February 26, 2023, Antun's of Queens Village was filled with the Emerald Society Green. Pres. Martin Bellew led the Emerald Delegation with 15 tables. Congrats to our Aides, GCUES Patrick J. Lynch, NYPD ES Karyn McCormack, FDNY ES Paul Mannix, and WCPES Pete VanSlyck (Westchester County AOH).

Slàinte to the Grand Marshal Kevin J. Conway, who gave a tremendous uplifting speech.

Grand Marshal Conway, a classy and authentic leader, announced that he would be handing off his shillelagh to the aides in the parade so they could lead it, and he would bring it home to the end.

The Grand Council and its Affiliated Organizations look forward to going up fifth Ave with the esteemed 2023 Grand Marshal and his aides.

Grand Marshal Kevin J. Conway

Hilary Beirne, Patrick J. Lynch, Sean Lane and Marty Bellew

Paul Mannix


Karyn McCormack


Peter VanSlack


Bayside Saint Patrick's Day Parade Dinner

James O'Leary and Marty Bellew

President Marty Bellew led the Emerald delegation Friday night, February 24, 2023, at Antuns for the Bayside Saint Patrick's Day Parade Dinner. Our second Vice President, James O'Leary, is the GCUES aide to the 2023 Grand Marshal Bob Reid—great job by Francis McLaughlin and his committee.

NYPD Emerald Society Dinner

Past President Pete Whalen led the delegations from the FDNY ES, NCPES, NCSES NYCD ES, and SCPO ES Friday, February 24, 2023, to Leonards of Great Neck. Congratulations, Joseph F. Kenny, 2023 Irishman of the Year. Great job by President Brian Flynn and the dinner committee Meg O'Malley, Kate Mooney, and Glen Lynch.

President Brian P. Flynn and 2023 Irishman of the Year Joseph F. Kenny

Brian J. Sharkey, Paddy McCarthy, Peter Whalen


Richie Palmer, Dan Cavanaugh (FDNY ES), Brian J. Sharkey, Kevin Quinn, Mike Quinn


Scott McPhail, Kristen McCoy, Timmy Rizzuto, Adrian Lally


Mr. and Mrs. Tom Behan, Hanan Bostros, Dan Cavanaugh, and JW Smith.

Glenn Lynch and Joe Kenny

Rockaway Saint Patrick's Day Parade Dinner

On Saturday, February 12, 2023, the Oueens County Saint Patrick's Day Parade held its 48th Anniversary Dinner at Antun's of Queens Village, honoring Grand Marshal Michael O'Toole, Vice President of Teamsters Local 282. Congratulations, Mike and all the other honorees, especially,

Honorary Grand Marshals

Terri Tobin


Bobby McGuire.


Deputy Grand Marshals

Sean Neal


Irene Mattor


Brendan Mullaney


Marty Bellew, Terri Tobi, Brian J. Sharkey

Brian J. Sharkey, Grand Marshal Michael O'Toole (VP Teamsters Local #282), Bobby McGuire

Brian J. Sharkey, Sean Neal, Marty Bellew

Brendan Mullaney and Irene Mattor

Sean Neal and DSNY Emeralds

Sean Neal and Family

2023 Affiliation Form

2023 GCUES Affiliate Information /Delegate Sheet

Presidents, the 2023 dues are now in order, and the following organizations have paid their 2023 dues ConEd ES, DSNY ES, ESFLEA, FDNY ES, HVPES, MABSTOA ES, MTAPD ES, NYCD ES, NYCDOE ES, NYPD ES, NYS DOCS ES, NYSCT ES, PAPD ES, SCPD ES, TBTA ES, Tel & Comm ES, and WCCOES

Please pay your dues if your organization is missing from the list above.

Please complete the online form; 2023 dues are $100 and send your check-in payable to the Grand Council of United Emerald Societies Inc.



2023 Grand Marshal and Aides | The NYC St. Patricks Day Parade

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By Paddy McCarthy

What a turnout there was for the Grand Council of Emeralds' 2023 Irishman of the Year Patrick Lynch, as there must have been at least 500 guests at the dinner last Wednesday. Yes, of course, I was there, and who was sitting alongside of me?

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St. Patrick's Day Foundation Annual Gala

St. Patrick's Day Foundation Annual Gala



Grand Marshal of the 262nd New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade


An exceptional musical performance by The Eileen Ivers Band

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Sheraton Hotel 

811 7th Avenue, W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 : Phone: (212) 581-1000

Business Attire

RSVP No later than March 5, 2023

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Celebrating Fr. Brendan, Grand Marshal, Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Barnabas Parish presents Celebrating Fr. Brendan, Grand Marshal, Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade - Sunday, March 12, 2023, at St. Barnabas Elementary School Auditorium, Yonkers, NY. Doors open at 5pm.

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GCUES Chaplain Father Brendan Fitzgerald to Lead 66th Yonkers Parade

The 66th Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on McLean Avenue on Saturday, March 18. According to a release from organizers, "this highly anticipated parade continues the grand tradition of Yonkers honoring our Irish heritage and contributions to the Yonkers community, and Saint Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and the Archdiocese of New York."

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The 2023 Parades

The 2023 parade list

If you have any updates or additions, please email me.

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Glen Cove Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Grand Marshal

Ryan Doherty


March 4, 2022

Brooklyn Saint Patrick's Day Parade GCUES Aide

Donna McGuire

NYC DOE Emerald Society

March 19, 2023

Bk Parade 

Bayside Saint Patrick's Day Parade GCUES Aide

James O'Leary

Con Ed Emerald Society

March 19, 2023

Bayside Parade 

NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade Emerald Society 

Seniority Sequence in the Line of March   

The following is the line of march parade seniority sequence of the Emerald Societies in the New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

• NYC Police Dept Emerald Society 

• NYC Fire Dept Emerald Society 

• NYC Correction Dept Emerald Society 

• Suffolk County Police Emerald Society 

• Port Authority Police Emerald Society 

• Westchester County Police Emerald Society 

• Nassau County Police Emerald Society 

• NYC Dept of Sanitation Emerald Society 

• NYS Dept of Correction Emerald Society 

• Grand Council of United Emerald Societies 

• NYC Transit Authority Emerald Society 

• MABSTOA Emerald Society 

• Consolidated Edison Emerald Society 

• New York State Courts Emerald Society 

• NYC Department of Education Emerald Society 

• Tri-Boro Bridge and Tunnel Authority Emerald Society 

• Suffolk County Firefighters Emerald Society 

Active GCUES affiliates that are not affiliated with the Parade

Boston Police Emerald Society

Emerald Society of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

MTA Police Emerald Society

Hudson Valley Police Emerald Society

Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Emerald Society

Nassau County Sheriffs Emerald Society

Telephone & Communication Workers Emerald Society

Washington DC Police Emerald Society

Westchester County Fire Fighters Emerald Society

Upcoming Events

NYCDOE Emerald Society Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance March 10, 2023

NYCDOE Emerald Society presents 2023 NYCDOE Emerald Society Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance - Friday, March 10, 2023, | Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Terrace on the Park, Queens, NY. You can find event and ticket information.

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Emerald Society, Correction Department, City of New York


FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023


173 E 75TH STREET NY, NY 10021

Doors open 1300-1700

Pre Pay and save $10 off the door price on 317.

All GCUES members and friends are welcome to attend this event.


Timothy Cowen


(631) 905-5913

Buy tickets for Cigar Night

Employment Resources Update

Application deadline 4/19/23

New Hampshire State Police Trooper I Recruitment

A candidate must have at least one of the following: Education: Associate's degree or 60 credit hours from a recognized college, university, or technical institute with a significant study preferably in criminal justice or the equivalent. Experience: No experience required. Or Education: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.

The next test is June 3, 2023.

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Visit our employment resources page for the latest civil service and public utilities job openings and other employment tools. 

If your agency, company, or trade has entry-level or lateral positions, please email them to


The next meeting of the Grand Council is Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 7:30 pm at the Manor Oktoberfest of Forest Hills, NY. I look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.



Making the Emeralds Great Again

(Patrick McParland, President FDNY ES © 2022)

The Grand Council

PO Box 124, Woodlawn Station

Bronx, NY 10470

Ní neart go cur le chéile 

There’s no strength without unity

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