About Us

Current Club Officers 

President: Brian Matthews
Vice-President: Frank P Tuma
Treasurer: Eoin McCann
Secretary: Tom Grenci
Sergeant at Arms: Jason Behan

THE MONTAUK FRIENDS OF ERIN was founded in 1962 as a civic and social organization. Their main purpose was to organize and raise funds for a St. Patrick's Day Parade that would bring the dreary winter to an end and welcome spring with a joyous and festive Irish celebration. The Original 12 members would be very happy to see how their idea has prospered over the 50 plus years. It has been estimated that 40,000 spectators and supporters have attended this annual event in years past. The Parade is still our main goal, and the Friends have expanded their fundraising to meet the ever-escalating cost of putting on such an exciting event. We have also broadened our purpose to include scholarships for our outstanding students along with sponsoring little league activities for boys and girls and the organizations that we support or have supported in the past are:

  • Montauk Youth
  • East Hampton Youth
  • Alpha One Foundation
  • Tourney Sports USA
  • St. Therese of Lisieux Church
  • East Hampton H.S. Girls Softball
  • Montauk Boy & Girl Scouts
  • East Hampton Little League
  • L.I. Breakers Softball
  • Montauk School Field Hockey
  • The Retreat
  • Soldier Ride
  • Adopt a Family Christmas Program
  • East End Hospice
  • Montauk School Year Book
  • Montauk Fire Department
  • Avon Breast Cancer Golf Tourney
  • Montauk Playhouse Foundation
  • National Youth Scholars Program
  • Montauk School Student Council
  • Montauk Food Pantry
  • Friends of Erin Catastrophic Family Emergency Fund

This Parade is a community effort and could not be as successful without the support of the Town of East Hampton, Town Police, Montauk Fire Department, the Chamber of Commerce, and the entire business community along with all the volunteers who join in to complete the team.

But most of all we need you and your financial support. There are many costs in hosting a parade including: bands, reviewing stand, insurance, parade clean-up, etc...with the exception of the above mentioned support, all monies to pay for the parade come from individual contributions and Friends of Erin sponsored fundraisers.

Tax deductible contributions can be made directly through PayPal with our Donate button or by contacting the Montauk Friends of Erin.