The first-ever Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade drew 10,000 Irish eyes – as estimated by Mayor John Ekdahl – to East River Road Saturday as throngs of borough residents threw on a little green, embraced their inner Celts and celebrated their verdant town.

Still, visitors seemed to be getting into the spirit with just as much vigor as Rumsonites. “It’s great we have another parade now,” said Keith Larkin, of Little Silver. “There are a lot of parades like this around, but really none in our immediate area, so it gives people a chance to come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their neighbors.” (Photos by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge. For more parade photos, please visit redbankgreen‘s Facebook page.)