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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

The next general membership meeting will be 2/16/2023 8:00PM.

Location: Nutley VFW Post 493

271 Washington St, Nutley NJ 07110

• Grand Marshal Dinner

The Grand Marshal dinner is on February 4th at the Brownstone.  Cocktail hour will begin at 7pm and the party will last till midnight! Tickets are $100

per person; music will be provided by The Irish Harpers. If you are interested in tickets contact Colleen  at 

Tickets will also be available at our meeting on Thursday. All tickets need to be reserved and paid for by January 28th.

• Ad Journal

Here is this year's Ad journal contract for our annual parade. As you may know, the parade takes a lot of planning and requires a significant amount

of finances and resources to put a successful parade on the street. This ad journal is our major fundraiser for the parade.

The deadline (or submitting ads is January 20, 2023. Send ad copy to: NIAA Ads, 209 Walnut St., Nutley, NJ 07110 or email to Emailing a pdf or word document is the preferred method. If you have any questions about the ad journal, please

contact Karen O'Connor at 973-985-6339.

The Ad Journal will be distributed at our Grand Marshal Dinner in February and on parade day at the St. Patrick's Day Parade after party. Thank you

for your continued support! We hope that your schedule will allow you to come out to see the parade, share in our Irish Heritage and congratulate

our dignitaries for all the work they do in the community.

The season is upon us, and we are in full swing getting ready for the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Grand Marshal Dinner.  


• Parade Sponsorship

This year, we have some new and exciting sponsorship opportunities for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The Sponsorships are filling up quickly, but

if you know someone or a business that would like to sponsor the parade, please have them reach out to Deidre at .

Sponsorship information is attached.

• Lawn Signs

Looking for a way to show the town your support for the parade? We have the answer for you, Lawn Signs! Signs will be available for purchase at

the meeting on Thursday. Cost is $10. If you can’t make the meeting on Thursday and are interested in a lawn sign email

Thank You

January is halfway over and we are in full parade season planning! We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and are starting the New Year off

healthy! We would like to thank Shane McClafferty and Steve Tucholski and their committee for organizing another amazing Christmas Party. It was

a packed house and everyone had a great time. The young folks enjoyed visiting with Santa and the adults had a great time participating in the

Mary O Irish Crème competition!

We would also like to thank Steve for the fast production of our Nutley Irish apparel!


Membership 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 .


  Parade Dignitary Fundraiser

The 2023 Parade Dignitaries will be having their Dignitary Fundraiser on Sunday, February 19th, 2pm-6pm at Michael’s Roscommon House.

Entertainment will be provided by the Dueling Pianos! $60 per person includes buffet, draft beer, wine and sangria. Tickets will be available at

the door. This is sure to be an event you don’t want to miss!

•  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 on March 4th!  The Investiture Mass will be held at 10am at St. Mary’s Church.  We will follow up with more i

nformation 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.  

As most of you know, Mary O’Connell would remind us all every year…... St. Patrick is the reason for the season. 


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

 If you know of a group that is interested in marching and they don’t normally receive our parade invitation, have them reach out  to and we will be sure to send them an invitation.

•  Parade Day 2023

The Ancient Order of Hibernians 123rd Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 25th at the Wilshire Grand

Hotel, West Orange, NJ. This year they will be honoring our very own Ed Saegers, along with Michael Fletcher and Paul O’Sullivan. Tickets are

$110 per person. Information can be found on their website

•  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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