"To reclaim the true spirit of the day and to change the perception and experience of what St. Patrick's Day can be by providing family-friendly, alcohol free events that celebrate the depth of Irish culture, as well as year-round educational and cultural activities."
“I think this is just the most amazing initiative that could possibly happen. This is something I would have dreamed about for years...that's why I came to New York!"
Frances Black, Senator of Ireland, Recording Artist, 
Founder of The Rise Foundation