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NYC St. Patrick's Day parade: See old photos

Every year, about 2 million people line the streets of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

In fact, the city's St. Patrick's Day parade is considered the oldest of its kind, dating to 1762, according to organizers.

Check out photos from past St. Patrick's Day parades in New York City.

A group from Chaminade High School marches past
Photo Credit: Tom Maguire

A group from Chaminade High School marches past St. Patrick's Cathedral during the parade on March 17, 1960. Among the clergy watching from the steps is Cardinal Spellman.

The band from Cardinal Hayes High School in
Photo Credit: Jim O'Rourke

The band from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx marches past the reviewing stand during the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1964.

Archbishop John O'Connor and Mayor Ed Koch attend
Photo Credit: Thomas R. Koeniges

Archbishop John O'Connor and Mayor Ed Koch attend the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 16, 1985.

Members of the NYPD Emerald Society play the
Photo Credit: Richard Lee

Members of the NYPD Emerald Society play the bagpipes at the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1986.

The St. Anselm's Continental Brigade of Brooklyn marches
Photo Credit: Chris Hatch

The St. Anselm's Continental Brigade of Brooklyn marches in the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1986.

Pipers march past St. Patrick's Cathedral during the
Photo Credit: Linda Schaefer

Pipers march past St. Patrick's Cathedral during the parade on March 17, 1987.

John Lawe, grand marshal of the 1987 St.
Photo Credit: Phillip Davies

John Lawe, grand marshal of the 1987 St. Patrick's Day parade, heads up the parade route on March 17, 1987.

On March 17, 1988, Manhattan Borough President David
Photo Credit: Chris Hatch

On March 17, 1988, Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins, Police Commissioner Ben Ward, Mayor Ed Koch and New York City Council President Andrew Stein walk up Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day parade.

A woman falls in step with the National
Photo Credit: Mark Hinojosa

A woman falls in step with the National Guard at the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1988.

A bagpiper marches up Fifth Avenue at the
Photo Credit: Mark Hinojosa

A bagpiper marches up Fifth Avenue at the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1988.

Paradegoers wait along the route of the St.
Photo Credit: Donna Dietrich

Paradegoers wait along the route of the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1989.

Spectators line Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's
Photo Credit: Richard Lee

Spectators line Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1990.

Mayor David Dinkins marches with members of Division
Photo Credit: Stan Honda

Mayor David Dinkins marches with members of Division 7 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians during the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1991.

Police officer Steven McDonald and his family join
Photo Credit: Donna Dietrich

Police officer Steven McDonald and his family join the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1992. McDonald's son Conor wears a police hat in the foreground of the photo.

Members of the NYPD Emerald Society play the
Photo Credit: Richard Lee

Members of the NYPD Emerald Society play the bagpipes at the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1986.

NYPD officer Terrence McAllister carries his 3-year-old son
Photo Credit: Donna Dietrich

NYPD officer Terrence McAllister carries his 3-year-old son on his shoulders during the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1992.

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