NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. – The North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch is pleased to announce their 2nd Annual Dyngus Day Parade which will be held on Monday, April 18 with the parade commencing at 5pm. The route will be down Oliver Street starting at 10th Ave and ending at Thompson Street. After last year’s overwhelming success, organizers decided to extend the route.
“We were amazed by the amount of parade participants and residents who came out to enjoy Dyngus Day last year,” said Neighborhood Watch Chairman Joseph Marranca. “I’d like to thank the Common Council for their support and allowing us to continue this newly found tradition in our city for all to celebrate,” Marranca continued. “We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s event which we feel is going to be a bigger and better success!”
During Tuesday’s meeting, the Common Council voted unanimously to give the parade the greenlight. First Ward Alderman Robert Schmigel commended the group for their hard work in putting on the parade. “Oliver Street and the First Ward has long been a place of Polish heritage in the city,” said Schmigel. “The Neighborhood Watch’s Dyngus Day parade is such a great way to showcase the pride in our local history and to bring our community together,” he continued. “And remember, everyone is Polish on Dyngus Day!”
After the parade, all are welcomed to attend an after party celebration hosted by the Sweeney Hose Fire Company. The party will take place at Heritage Park and will include a beer tent with live music to benefit the fire hall.