BROOKLYN - Residents gathered in Bay Ridge this morning for the neighborhood's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Soda bread and other traditional Irish goodies were on hand for the festivities.

St. Patrick's Church on Fourth Avenue celebrated its annual Mass this morning. Restaurants and shops up and down the parade route showed off their Irish pride by hanging shamrocks and other decorations in their windows.

Residents who spoke with News 12 say they look forward to the celebration all year.