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 Nutley High School Graduates.
. RECENT NEWS .
• NIAA General Meeting
The next general membership meeting will be 5/20/2021 8:00PM.
Location: Nutley VFW Post 493
271 Washington St, Nutley NJ 07110
We will be following social distancing & mask wearing is required.
• St Mary's Raffle
The raffle will be on June 17th. Tickets are $25. Winner does not need to be present to win.
First place is a Peloton Bike Essentials Package.
Second place is a $1,000 Louis Vuitton Gift Card
Third place is a $500 Shop Rite Gift Card.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please reach out to Maureen Connor at 973-752-6821 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• 2021 Parade
Ok members, and now for the hardest announcement of them all.
Out of an abundance of caution to the spread of Covid-19, the Officers and Trustees have decided to cancel the 2021 Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade. You cannot imagine how upset we all are about this, but we would not be able to do it right, and it's not fair to our dignitaries, our organization and our community. We will be carrying over the 2021 dignitaries to 2022. We promise all of you that the 2022 parade will be our biggest and best parade yet.
We hope you all understand, and know that the safety of our organization and community are our #1 priority.
Please continue to sell those raffle tickets!! We will be helping out the community as much as we can, and we still need funds for our scholarships!
We miss you all! We really really do. Any members going through a tough time, or in need of help, please reach out to Tom 973-493-0029. We need to stick together and help each other out.
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 High School 2020 Scholarship Awards
The Nutley Irish American Alliance – Anne P. Keating Scholarships to Kelly Waddleton and Shannon Granelli;
The Nutley Irish American Alliance – John V. Kelly Scholarships to Brendan Donohoe and Kaylie Flynn-Murray and The Nutley Irish American Alliance Scholarships to Matthew J. Connor, Lucas Alarcon, Nicole Eltzholtz, Conor Fitzpatrick, Juliana Caruso and Nicole Kane.
• Nutley Irish 2021 Dignitaries
We are proud to announce our 2021 Nutley Saint Patrick's Day dignitaries
Grand Marshal: Dr. John V Kelly
Deputy Grand Marshal: Chase Hamilton
Member of the Year: Jack Wieners
Parade Queen: Kaitlyn O'Neill
Firefighter of the Year: Brian Salmon
• Nutley Irish Bench
The Nutley Irish has new addition to our park system in town. A bench was installed at at the Mudhole dedicated to our present and past members. It located in the new beautiful ribbon section of the park, off of Chestnut St.
• Nutley Irish Relay for Life
With Spring comes.... the Relay for Life of Nutley! This year, rather than a full Relay, there will be a walk in the park. This will take place at Memorial Park 1 a.k.a. the Mudhole. This will be from 8pm to 10pm. Mayor Tucci will also have all the lamp posts lit up PURPLE for Relay! All members need to be pre-registered, so if you are interested in attending, please sign up for the Nutley Irish Relay team by going to Relayforlife.org/NutleyNJ
All registered attendees will receive a Relay for Life facemask.
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.
Clifton Commons Wine & Spirits: Clifton Wine & Spirits
Franklin Steakhouse: Franklin Steakhouse
John V Kelly Foundation: John V Kelly Foundation
Jim Dandy's Mud hole: Mud Hole
J.K. Boathouse: JK's Boathouse
Luna Wood Fire Tavern: Luna Wood Fire Tavern
Michaels Roscommon: Michaels Roscommon House
Michaels Roscommon Cancer Foundation
Shannon Rose: Shannon Rose
Nutley VFW: Nutley VFW Post 493
The Oakley Kitchen & Cocktails: The Oakley Kitchen & Cocktails
• Parade Participation Form
If you or your organization would like to participate in this year's parade, please complete the form and return it by February 15, 2022. The information on the form will be used to introduce your organization as you pass the reviewing stand. Please be sure to include your email address on your application so we can contact you closer to the parade to give you your assigned meeting spot.
For form please send requests to or download the file down below
• 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 2017 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:
Instant Mashed Potatoes (16oz or smaller)
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.
. UPCOMING EVENTS .
. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION .
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.
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
2 Year Membership: $45.00
1 Year Senior Membership: $15.00 (62 and older)
2 Year Senior Membership: $27.00 (62 and older)
. OFFICERS / TRUSTEES .
President - Thomas McEnery
Vice President - Karen O'Connor
Treasurer - Brenda Sherman
Corresponding Secretary - Deidre Hollywood
Recording Secretary - Judy McIntyre
Legal Counsel - Frank Costenbader
. PARADE INFORMATION .
Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade
Save the Date:
Saturday March 5 ,2022 at 1pm
Franklin Avenue - Nutley, NJ
The 43rd St.Patrick’s Day Parade will be on March 5, 2022. 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: