Highlands Parade is Saturday


st paddys day  Highlands, NJIts that time of year again.  The Highlands St Pattys parade day.  This year, after Sandy, there is something missing. Oh yeah, most of the restaurants.

The parade kickoff from Huddy Park on Saturday March 23 at 2PM.  There will be 100 marching units including the Henry Hudson Regional Marching Band and Cheerleaders, the Monmouth County Police & Fire Pipe & Drums, Pipe & Drums Corps from Ocean Middlesex, Union, Essex and Atlantic counties and the Old Bridge and Staten Islands Pipe and Drummers and the Irish dancers from the Daly Irish Dance School.

Also marching the folks from the Sandy Ground Project, Building 26 playgrounds in 26 areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy in honor of the 26 angels of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

What restaurants will be open for those of you participating in the pub crawl afterwards?

Claddagh (outside bar)
Driftwood
Chilangos (outside tent)
Fresh (BYOB)
Twin Light Tap House (Outside Patio of Chubby Pickle)
Chubby Pickle
American Legion 143 (although not really open, Shuffleboard will become a bar.)
Inlet Cafe
Francesco’s (BYOB) but they will have corn beef pizza
Wind & Sea
Off the Hook
Bahrs
Andy’s Shore Bar (I think)
Highlands Solution Center (Insert Sarcasm Here)

17 thoughts on “Highlands Parade is Saturday

  1. Broadway Bill

    Amazing how there never seems to be discrepancies over a parade! Everybody knows exactly when it’s happening…nobody is claiming they didn’t get a robo call about it…all of the town officials seem to agree when it’s starting and which directions it’s heading…and needless to say nobody even cares that St. Patrick’s Day was last weekend!

    We always seem to have our act together when it comes to something like an event – why couldn’t we be this organized when it comes to issues that matter?

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  2. RockemSockem

    Hey Highland bloggers

    I attended Gov. Christie town Hall meeting today in Manasquan. I tried to ask a question along with make comments regarding our situation but so many people there sidnt get opportunity. Anyway I videotaped but can only post 15 minutes at a time on Youtube so broken into 3 You tube videos but he discusses Community Block grants.
    1st his introduction and Rules

    2nd pt 1 of his update on fed $$$

    3rd continuation of update as I can only upload 15 minutes at a time(there is some overlap.

    Please share with everyone… they will be advertising block grants end of April and how to apply.

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  3. Duncan McCleod

    Heres a question. Anyone know why and how Becky Kane was chosen to the the grand marshall of the parade this year? Isnt it supposed to be a town business person? Nice way to use the parade for political purposes!!! I guess this will be her kick off for her run for mayor! You just gotta love the corruption in this town! Even something like a parade isnt safe! Sad………very sad…….

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    1. RockemSockem

      Should of been owners of Wind N Sea that I heard helped feed people Thanksgiving and was a platform for other businesses to survive. Kind of like what Woody’s did in Seabright. That’s just my 2 cents:)

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    2. RockemSockem

      Well at least he did the right thing by people of Highlands. I don’t know Becky but so far council hasn’t done much but vote to create more red tape and expense for us.

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    3. Broadway Bill

      I have nothing against Becky, but…I thought the Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick’s day Parade was supposed to be – IRISH! And she very well may be, but….I’m a little a sensitive on this matter and I think that should be the first requirement! A Few years ago, the Grand Marshall of the Hoboken St. Paddy’s Day Parade was BUDDY VALASTRO!

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    4. Jen

      The purpose of this parade is to honor first responders, thus Becky (from the website: Council President and Firefighter Rebecca Kane will lead the parade as the 2013 Grand Marshal joined with the Deputy Grand Marshal, David “Bear” Parker, Office of Emergency Management Coordinator. Becky, a lifelong Highlands resident, has been a firefighter since 1999 and served as the first and only female Fire Chief in 2009).

      I’d vote for Leo from Chilangos, who fed everyone at the shelter way before the Red Cross showed up. But, y’know, I’m not from here… :/

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    5. highlandsblog Post author

      actually I think they asked a few of the business owners and they declined, so don’t think she was choice #1, but they could of asked some of the MI guys or out of town first responders to come back and honor them for showing up when we needed help. Just my 2 cents.

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  5. Alex

    This Parade is something i am very excited about. For once after Sandy the town is gonna be alive again. “after the storm the sun always comes out”.

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  6. Highlands Non-Partisan

    Every year the Grand Marshall has been a business owner, guess the love fest and a** kissing between HBP and Becky continue. I just hope that this year the 50/50 winner isn’t the brother of a HBP staff member.

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    1. Broadway Bill

      Well hold on to THAT dream….especially considering how many residence don’t live in Highlands anymore! Most of the people at the parade will be there because they own a business in Highlands!

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