View NYC Street Closures June 21-22 in a larger map The Mermaid Parade — with a procession of sea creatures and the de Blasio kids — will cause street closures and traffic delays along with festivals, fairs and a Queens 10K during the first weekend of summer in New York City.
The NYPD said drivers should expect traffic delays near the closures.
Saturday, June 21
Summer Solstice yoga will close down Broadway between 42nd and 44th Streets from 6 to 11:59 a.m. in Midtown.
West Eighth Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues will be closed from 12 to 5 p.m for the DOT Weekend Walks Positively 8th Street in Greenwich Village.
In Coney Island, the 32nd Annual Mermaid Parade will cause numerous shutdowns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The route is along Surf Avenue between West 10th and West 23rd Street, West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk and the Boardwalk between West 10th and West 15th Street. A festival will also be held with the parade.
Colorful parade participant march down the famous Coney Island Boardwalk in the 31st Annual Mermaid Day Parade in Coney Island Credit: Kevin Downs/Metro
From 7 to 9:30 p.m., DOT Weekend Walks Circle the Squarewill close Lane Avenue between East Tremont and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.
Bronx Summer Fest will close Louis Nine Boulevard between Southern Boulevard and Jennings Street from 12 to 4 p.m.
There will be no closures, but the renaming of Daniel Carter Beard Memorial Square may cause delays at 11 a.m on Farrington Street and Northern Boulevard.
The renaming of Dr. Billy Taylor Way at 138th Street and Fifth Avenue may also cause delays, but no closures.
Sunday, June 22
From 12 to 6 p.m., the Ziua USA Romanian Day Festival will close down Broadway between Rector Street and Battery Place, plus Whitehall Street between Stone and Morris Streets, in lower Manhattan.