One of the oldest traditions of the modern parade is the Street Naming. Beginning in 1956, when the parade was re-established, Church Street was re-named John Costello Boulevard in honor of Ireland’s Prime Minister. The tradition has held ever since.
Some Past Street Namings
2016 – ‘Joan Moynihan Boulevard’.
2019 - Theresa Hinckley Boulevard
For the 2019 Parade, the Corner of Church and Chapel was renamed Theresa Hinckley Boulevard. Theresa McHale Hinckley was a member of the Parade Committee for several years while managing Celtica. In that time she worked on several subcommittees within the parade, such as the Wine Tasting at Anthony’s Oceanview, the Fashion Show in 2004 and 2005, Great Guinness Toast events, and acted as the media chair, working directly with WTNH in 2005 and 2006. She organized and ran the silent auction and raffle at the Parade Ball for many years while it was at Yale Commons.
She was also instrumental in working with the Parade Queen Selection Committee and contestants, by hosting High Teas within her home, and being a member of the Queen’s Committee for many years. She played a vital role in sponsorship & donations for the Parade Queen Selection and other Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade events via Celtica.
Theresa’s Irish resume extends far beyond the Parade, as she was a very dedicated member of the NHGF&HC/IACC, as well as the Irish community at large. She made a wonderful impact on our Irish community and is missed by many.
2018 - Kevin J. Smith Boulevard
2017 - Michael Thomas McCann Boulevard
This year the parade committee lost one of its own, 1999 Grand Marshal, Michael McCann. Mike was an active member of the Irish American Community Center and St. Mary’s Church in New Haven where he volunteered at the soup kitchen and sang in the choir. He was proud of his military background and even used his wonderful voice to record a CD called “Soldiers’ Songs.” On Sunday, March 12, 2017, Church Street will be named “Michael McCann Boulevard.” We will present his family with the commemorative signs at our annual Awards Night.
2016 - Joan Moynihan Boulevard
Joan Moynihan, wife of Finbarr and mother of Patrick, Kelly, and Maureen, was a dedicated member of the St. Patrick’s Day parade committee for over twenty years. Since the rebirth of the parade in 1956, she was approached in mid-2005 by then Executive Chairman, Robert Shanley, and asked if she would write a book on the parade’s upcoming 50th anniversary. The book, namely, ‘The New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade’ was co-authored by Neil Hogan and published by Arcadia Publishing in time for the 50th year of the parade in 2006! The book is on sale in bookstores today. All proceeds benefit the parade committee.
2015 - Audrey S. Gallogly Way and Cliff Thomson Boulevard
2014 - Carol Hackett Boulevard
On Sunday, March 16, 2014, the official dedication ceremony will take place at the corner of Church & Chapel Streets – naming that corner to be “Carol Hackett Boulevard”.
Carol was a dedicated & committed member of the St. Patrick’s Day Committee for over 33 years, serving for many years the Committee’s Treasurer — an important and time consuming job — for 13 years, until 2012. For many years, Carol also lovingly made of our Parade sashes, and it had become a tradition that she was given the honor of “sashing” many of our officers over the years.
Carol Hackett passed away while vacationing in Florida last year; she is extremely missed by all and her memory will live on with every step of the marchers throughout the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
It is only fitting that the City of New Haven bestow the Hackett family by naming the corner after their loved one, Carol https://oesterreichischeapotheke.at/cialis-kaufen-oesterreich/.