While most of us were holding out hope that this wouldn't happen, I don't think any of us are shocked that for the 2nd straight year, the St Patrick's Day parade in Downtown Albany has been cancelled. There will be a virtual event to "take it's place" on March 13th.
Mayor Sheehan said she was hopeful that the situation this year would be better but the City has to continue to follow COVID-19 protocol.
A quote from the Mayor -
“It’s hard to believe it’s already been one year since we had to make a last-minute decision to cancel the Albany St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities due to the first two cases of COVID-19 being diagnosed in Albany County.
I was hopeful that this year would present better circumstances, but unfortunately we must continue to follow COVID protocols and do our part to deter large gatherings and continue to flatten the curve. Despite the different look of this year’s parade day, I encourage you to enjoy the virtual celebration that the Parade Committee has put together for this year.”