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

The next general membership meeting will be 11/17/2022 8:00PM.

Location: Nutley VFW Post 493

271 Washington St, Nutley NJ 07110

• Super 50/50

Super 50/50 time is in full swing! We thank all those members that have already sold and returned their raffle books.  If you haven’t returned your

books yet, please bring any books sold/funds collected to this Thursday’s meeting or mail to Nutley Irish, PO Box 22, Nutley, NJ 07110. Additional

books will be available at the meeting or by contacting Colleen Nielsen at nutleyirish@gmail.com  All books are due by December

1st. This raffle is one of the main fundraisers for our 2023 parade and NIAA scholarships.

• Christmas Party

December 9th is our annual Christmas Party, 7pm at the VFW. If you will be attending the party we kindly ask you to contact

Steve Tucholski (973) 418-1217, stuch63@aol.com or Shane McClafferty (862) 596-9555, shanemcclafferty81@gmail.com and let them know if you'll

be bringing a main dish, appetizer or dessert.   As always, Santa will be making a stop to spread some cheer to our younger folks, so please bring

a wrapped gift for him to share with your child.  We will also be collecting unwrapped toys for those less fortunate. This is always a fun event for

everyone and it’s the night we will be drawing the winning ticket for the Super 50/50! 

• Nutley Irish Apparel

We now have Nutley Irish apparel available. Visit the link below to place your order by November 27th.  Delivery is expected to be available on or

about December 21st (location to be determined) so be sure to follow the instructions on the website when ordering and select “pick up”. We would

like to thank Steve Tucholski for all of his work in getting us so many options to choose from.

Apparel Link 

• Memebership Dues

t's also time for membership renewals for 2023. Letters have gone out to any members who have not yet renewed their dues for 2023. If you have

any questions about your renewal contact Karen O’Connor at clanoc@optonline.net .

• Nutley VFW Donation 

The Nutley VFW Post 493 will be installing in a new memorial on their property.  We can all leave a legacy by purchasing a personalized brick that

will be laid in the memorial for eternity.  You can even have the NIAA logo included on your brick!  For more information and an order form, please

go to 4everbricks.com/VFW493  This is such a creative way to show future generations that you are a supporter of our veterans.

Nutley VFW Post 493 is having a Sip and Shop event on Friday, November 25th from 3pm-8pm, 271 Washington Avenue, Nutley.

•  2023 Parade Dignitaries

We present to you the 2023 Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade Dignitaries!


Grand Marshal – Francis J. Costenbader

Deputy Grand Marshal – Joseph McNish, Jr.

Member of the Year – Jo Ann Dunleavy

Police Officer of the Year – Steven Plumer

Parade Queen – Allison Connor

•  Parade Day 2023

Our St. Patrick’s Day parade will be March 4, 2023  The Investiture Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church @ 10:00AM.  We will follow up with more

information on the mass.  We encourage everyone to make the time in the morning to attend.  This is one of the most beautiful masses you will go to

Step off for the parade will be 1:00pm.  If you are marching with the organization, we ask that you meet at noon at the parking lot of Holy Family

Church. We invite you all to pass along our parade invitation letter to any organization or group that you think might be interested in marching.  

We have attached the parade invite to this email for your convenience.

•  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

2 Year Membership: $45.00

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

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



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


Ellen Bennett

Deidre Hollywood

Dan Kane

John Kruse

Shane McClafferty

Judy McIntyre

Colleen Nielsen

Karen O'Connor

Brenda Sherman

Steve Tucholski



Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade

Save the Date: 

Saturday March 4 ,2023 at 1pm

Franklin Avenue - Nutley, NJ

The 43rd St.Patrick’s Day Parade will be on March 4, 2023. 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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