Photos: Montauk Painted Green for St. Patrick's Day Parade


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The cold temperatures didn't stop revelers from having fun at the Montauk Friends of Erin 53rd annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday. Just shy of 20,000 people turned out for the parade, according to East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo. Armed with the traditional top hat and shillelagh, Terry Watson led the way as the grand marshal, ahead of more than 60 groups of marching bands, humorous floats, boy scouts and girl scouts, and fire departments.

A blowup leprechaun crowd-surfed along the parade route.Janis Hewitt
A group that practices Falun Dafa, which means "Dharma Wheel," a Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body, marched in the parade.Morgan McGivern
There was bound to be some kind of "50 Shades of Grey" reference in the parade.Morgan McGivern
George Watson, husband of the grand marshal and owner of The DockCarissa Katz
Montauk parade route selfies Morgan McGivern
Janis Hewitt
Morgan McGivern
The Camp Soulgrow floatCarissa Katz
Carissa Katz