It was during the 1950s that the movement for Emerald Societies took hold with the formation of the NYPD Emerald Society (March 16, 1953), NYCD Emerald Society (November 17, 1955), and FDNY Emerald Society (March 17, 1956). The Emerald movement led to the formation of Emerald Societies in New York and nationwide.
The NYCD Emerald Society was organized on November 17, 1955, by our 1st President, James Mulvey, and is the second oldest Emerald Society.
Since our beginning in 1955, our main goals have been to teach and preserve Irish culture, promote our ancestors’ contributions, recognize Irish Americans’ accomplishments in law enforcement, and promote educational advancement for our families through scholarships.
Our membership comprises active/retired uniformed members of service (UMOS) and civilian members of the Correction Department of New York City who have Irish Lineage or have an “Irish Spirit.”
We are in our 69th year of “Keeping the Tradition Alive.”
The Grand Council of United Emerald Societies
National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies
New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
The affiliated Organization since 1955*
*The following NYCD legacy organizations were affiliated with the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade before 1955: The Friendly Sons and The Catholic Guild.
In addition, the New York City Correction Department was created in 1895 and has participated in the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade since the City’s Consolidation of the 5 Boroughs in 1895.
The Emerald Society is proud that four of our Past presidents have been honored to serve as the Aide to the Grand Marshal of the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade: John P. Clark (1974), Brian J. Sharkey (1998), Thomas Farrell (2019), and Bernard Cassidy Jr.(2019).
The Emerald Society meets on the first Tuesday of the month
No meetings in July and August
January 10, 2024
January 26, 2024
NYPD Emerald Society Dinner
February 23, 2024
NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal and Reception
February 25, 2024
March 2, 2023
March 16, 2024
After Parade Party
April 15, 2024
October 11, 2024
November 7, 2024
December 7, 2024
2024 Membership Meetings
January 2, 2024
February 6, 2024
March 5, 2024
April 2, 2024
May 7, 2024
June 4, 2024
No meeting in July & AUGUST
September 3, 2024
October 1, 2024
November 5, 2024
December 3, 2024
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NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
NYCD EMERALD SOCIETY INC.
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization EIN:85-3661787