Sparky and the Islanders marched in The 13th Annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The festivities began on Long Beach Road and Maple Avenue with more than 1,000 people dressed in their best green. Sparky made his way through the parade on top of the Islanders SUV and waved to everybody watching from the local streets. Since it began 13 years ago, the parade has raised more than $485,000 to benefit national, local and Irish charities. Fans came out to support the event and the Islanders by wearing their St. Patrick’s Day Islanders apparel.