It was during the 1950s that the movement for Emerald Societies took hold with the formation of 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 across the country.
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 the 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 are of Irish Lineage or have “Irish Spirit.”
We are currently in our 67th 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 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
December 10, 2022- Christmas Party-Old Timers Reunion
January 11, 2022- GCUES Irishman of the Year Dinner
March 17, 2023- NYC St. Patricks Day Parade
2023 Membership Meetings
January 3, 2023
February 7, 2023
March 7, 2023
April 4, 2022
May 2, 2023
June 6, 2023
No meeting in July
August 1, 2023
September 4, 2023
October 3, 2023
November 7, 2023
December 5, 2023
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NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
NYCD EMERALD SOCIETY INC.
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization EIN:85-3661787