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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY POLICE DEPARTMENT PIPES & DRUMS TO KICK OFF ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE AT 9:30 A.M. TOMORROW AT PABT

Date: Mar 15, 2018
Press Release Number: 49-2018

In advance of St. Patrick’s Day, the Port Authority Police Department’s Pipes & Drums will serenade commuters at the Port Authority Bus Terminal starting at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, March 16, in the bus terminal’s South Wing Main Concourse, located on 41st Street and 8th Avenue.




The Port Authority Police Pipes and Drums was formed in 1979 when a group of police officers met to explore the possibility of learning the bagpipes and drums with the hope of forming a band. The group had no prior experience playing the pipes or drums and took lessons. In 1980, after months of dedication, hard work and practice, the band made its first appearance, welcoming home the Americans that had been held hostage during the Iran hostage crisis. Since 1979, the band has expanded to include civilian employees of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as well as members of neighboring outside police and emergency service agencies.

Aside from solemn events such as funerals and memorial services, the Port Authority Police Pipes and Drums also represent the department in parades, including Saturday’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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