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Welcome to the Nutley Irish American Association...

The Nutley Irish American Alliance keeps the Irish heritage alive in Nutley, NJ. We sponsor the Saint Patrick's Day Parade and support scholarships for High School and Vocational School Graduates.

The mission of the Nutley Irish American Charitable Foundation is to: provide scholarships and educational endowments to local secondary school programs, make charitable donations through local community social service organizations, and support charitable organizations whose purposes are similar to the Foundation.


  • NIAA General Meeting

This upcoming Thursday, May 18th will be our March General Meeting at 8pm at the VFW on Washington Ave in Nutley.

Please remember to bring unexpired non-perishable food items for the NFSB Food Pantry. New members are always welcome!

  • Tilling Class

Sunday, April 30th – Create for a Cause mosaic tiling class. 5pm, Art on the Ave, 165 Franklin Avenue, Nutley. Donation is  $40 per person.

If you are interested in attending email

  • Trustee Elections

It is time for our annual election of Trustees. There are 4 Trustees currently up for re-election. Colleen Nielsen, Brenda Sherman, Steve Tucholski

and Tony Wieners.  Active members in good standing are eligible to run for Trustee.  Nominations for Trustee will be by a petition of ten (10) active

members and will be accepted by the Chair up until April 18, 2023. Candidates will be published to the membership at least fourteen (14) days prior

to the election.   


The election will be held during our May 18th meeting. If you are interested in running for Trustee, please submit your petition (names and signatures) to by April 18th. A final list of candidates will be published to the membership by May 4th.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email

  • Shillelagh Annual Dinner Dance

The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Annual Dinner Dance  dinner dance will be on April 29th at the Hanover Manor from 6pm – 11pm. 90 minute

Cocktail Hour, sit down dinner, open bar and entertainment by McLean Ave Band and the Essex Shillelagh Pipes & Drums.  Honorees are

Eamonn Ryan, Patrick O’Rourk and the Women of Irish Heritage. If you are interested in attending email  Tickets are $75 each

for members in good standing.

  • Relay For Life

The 17th Annual Relay for Life will be held on Friday, May19th. 6pm – 10pm at DeMuro Park. Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the

American Cancer Society.  You can join our team or make a donation by visiting our team page Relay For Life

 Our Team Captain, Barbara O’Halloran, has many fundraising events planned and our first event will be Monday, March 27th at Yesterday’s Bar and

Grille. 10% of sales will go to our team. All you need to do is show or mention the attached flyer to your waitress. No one likes to cook, especially on

Mondays, so why not take a break from cooking and not only support our Relay for Life team, but also support one of our parade sponsors as well!


We look forward to seeing you at Yesterday’s on March 27th and be on the lookout for additional Relay for Life event info in the future!

  • Thank you

A huge thank you to all of those who helped to make the parade a gigantic success! Thank you to the Nutley Board of Commissioners for

their support. Without the support of the Township, the parade would not be able to be as great as it is!

  • 2023 Parade Dignitaries

Thank you to our 2023 Dignitaries for making this parade season one of the best yet! It has been a pleasure to have you represent the organization.

  • Donations

The Nutley Family Service Bureau is in desperate need.  If you are able to, please consider donating food to their food pantry.  They are flooded with

people in need that are going through a tough time.  Please also keep in mind that the St. Mary's food pantry is currently and referring all of their

consumers to the Nutley Family Service Bureau.  The Nutley Irish will be making a donation of $500 to NFSB.

Nutley Family Org Link

  • Our Parade Sponsors

Please keep our sponsors in mind when planning your night out or purchases. Not only do they support this event, but they also support

our other events through out the year.  Without their support events like this would not be possible. 

  • Nutley Irish Charitable Foundation

The Nutley Irish is thrilled to announce that we have started a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization called the Nutley Irish American Charitable

Foundation.  Donations made to this foundation are fully tax deductible and will be used for our philanthropic endeavors, such as or scholarship

fund and any donations that we make in the community.  The tax ID # of the foundation is 82-2683062.  Please keep our foundation in mind if

you are planning on your charitable giving's before 2021 is over.  Also if you donate to the foundation and your company matches gifts, please

keep that in mind as well.  If needed, we can provide the tax exempt letter.  Many companies look to their employee for suggestions for charitable

donations, and we now have the 501(c) 3 status to accept these!

  • Food Pantry

The Nutley Irish will be running a food drive for the St. Mary's Food Pantry at the March meeting.  The food pantry is accepting any donations

that are given to them, but we asked for suggestions on what was needed.  Below is the list of items that they consider to be staples and are

always in need:

Pancake Mix

Instant Mashed Potatoes (16oz or smaller)


Saltines (16oz)

Cereal (11-16oz)


Marinara Sauce

Peanut Butter & Jelly (smaller jars)

Beef or chicken stew

If you would rather donate money to this instead of food, please feel free to donate to the Nutley Irish American Charitable Foundation. 

We will be making a donation from the organization through the Foundation.






Interested in becoming a member of the Nutley Irish American Alliance ?

The Nutley Irish American Alliance holds our monthly meetings Every THIRD Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. at the VFW Post 493, 271 Washington Avenue.

Please provide us with an email address and we will add you to our monthly newsletter.

New members are encouraged to attend.

Membership Dues:

We are introducing an alternate format to pay dues. You may now use Paypal below. It is a secure online payment method. Paypal accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We encourage all members to use this new feature as it will help with tracking of payments and offer a convenience for you, but it is not required.

Dues are $25/person/year or $15/person/year for seniors 62 and over.

We are currently offering a discount, via the website or regular mail, of $45 for a 2 year membership or $27 for a two year senior membership. 

1 Year Membership: $25.00

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2 Year Membership: $45.00

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1 Year Senior Membership: $15.00 (62 and older)

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2 Year Senior Membership: $27.00 (62 and older)

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2022-2023 Officers:

President - Deidre Hollywood

Vice President - Shane McClafferty

Treasurer - Brenda Sherman

Corresponding Secretary - Colleen Nielson

Recording Secretary - Ellen Bennett

Legal Counsel - Frank Costenbader

2022 -2023 Trustees:

Dan Kane

John Kruse

Judy McIntyre

Karen O'Connor

Steve Tucholski

Tony Wieners



Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade

Save the Date: 

Saturday March 2 ,2024 at 1pm

Franklin Avenue - Nutley, NJ

The 44th St.Patrick’s Day Parade will be on March 2, 2024. Preparations have officially begun!  Parade day will begin with an Investiture Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 10am.  Parade lineup will begin at 12pm at the Holy Family Parking Lot and Parade Step Off will begin promptly at 1pm.  If you would like to march in the parade but have a physical restriction that keeps you from marching, please contact us and we can arrange to have a car for you.


If you know a group or an organization that would like to march in the parade, please email:




Nutley Irish American Alliance

P.O. Box 22

Nutley, NJ 07110

Fax: 973-250-2350

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