According to the website shorteststpats.com, Bridge Street in Hot Springs, AR, at 98 feet, still holds the record for the shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. But the Amagansett Chamber of Commerce’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it 11th annual Am O’Gansett Parade was certainly not short on excitement and fun on Saturday, March 9, as Grand Marshals Loretta Orion and Hugh King joined East Hampton Town Board members in leading the parade down Main Street. Trucks from local fire departments, animals from Hampton Wildlife Removal & Rescue and Stony Hill Stables, the “Am O’Gansett Free Library,” and other organizations joined in. Also featured was a special appearance by Dianne Ryan and Gordon Ryan, who will lead the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal on March 24.
East End Arts is currently accepting artists, artisans, craft vendors, and street painting artists for the 23rd annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival in Riverhead on May 26. Those interested in participating can register by May 17. For more information, visit www.eastendarts.org.