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Irish Heritage Celebration on Saturday, June 25th in Hartsdale

The American Irish Association of Westchester will honor Westchester County hospital workers at the Irish Heritage Celebration on Saturday, June 25, from noon until 6 p.m. at Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale.

County Executive George Latimer said, “Each and every heritage celebration is special in its own way, and I’m excited for Ridge Road Park to encompass the Irish heritage once again in addition to honoring and celebrating our local pandemic warriors, Westchester County hospital staff, who are the heart and soul of the county.”

Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said, “It’s wonderful that we can come together again and celebrate Irish culture with traditional song and dance. I’m looking forward to my personal favorite…the Irish Dancers ”

Irish Heritage Day begins at noon, Mass starts at 12:30 p.m., followed by the featured entertainment: The Celtic Mikes, Susan and Gerard Irish Band, Bridget Flynn School of Irish Dancers and the New York Studio of Irish Dance. There will also be activities for the children including the Fitmobile. Shop for authentic Irish goods from various vendors, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Admission is $5 per adult, Children under 14 years are free and parking is free.

The festival will be held rain or shine. Seating is informal; bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn. No coolers will be allowed.

The other heritage festivals in the series are:

African-American, Sunday, June 26, Noon to 6 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Hispanic, Sunday, July 10, Noon to 6 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Italian, Sunday, July 24, Noon to 6 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

India, Sunday, Aug. 7, Noon to 6 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Jewish, Sunday, Aug. 21, Noon to 6 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Muslim Heritage, Sunday, Aug. 28, Noon to 6 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Irish Heritage Day is presented by Westchester County Parks and the American Irish Association of Westchester County.

Ridge Road Park is located at 287 Ridge Road, Hartsdale. Go to parks.westchestergov.com or call (914) 864-PARK.

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