The event was scheduled for this weekend in uptown Kingston.

According to the City of Kingston Facebook page, the Ulster County Department of Health, County Executive Pat Ryan’s Office, and all of the organizers of the parade have announced that they are going to postpone the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade scheduled for Sunday, March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The postponement also includes the popular Shamrock Run, also scheduled for March 15th.

They also announced that the City of Kingston will be canceling the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at City Hall on Tuesday, March 17 and the Kingston Parks and Recreation’s Biddy Banquet at the Andy Murphy Center on Friday, March 13th.

Kingston Mayor Steve Noble said, "Under the guidance of public health officials, gatherings of 100 people or more can put members of our community at risk and therefore should not take place at this time, public health is of utmost importance and we are relying on public health professionals to help us navigate these difficult decisions."

Officials did not say when the parade will be rescheduled for. We will update this story as soon as the rescheduled date is made available.

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