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2019 Columbus Day Parade: Start time, route, Manhattan street closures - Metro US

2019 Columbus Day Parade: Start time, route, Manhattan street closures

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Revelers at the 2018 Columbus Day parade in New York City. 
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The 2019 Columbus Day Parade is set to take place on Monday in New York City.

Now in its 75th year, the NYC Columbus Day Parade continues to be the “world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture,” according to the Columbus Citizens Foundation.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to fill the streets of Manhattan for the 2019 Columbus Day Parade to celebrate Italian-American heritage and culture, and millions of people worldwide are expected to watch the parade according to the parade organization.

If you’re planning to attend the 2019 Columbus Day Parade in NYC, or want to tune in to watch the live broadcast, here’s what you need to know including start time, parade route, street closures and how to live stream the 2019 Columbus Day Parade.

2019 Columbus Day Parade date, start time

The 2019 Columbus Day Parade takes place on Monday, October 14. at 11:30 a.m. EST. The Grand Marshal of the 2019 Columbus Day Parade is Massimo Ferragamo, Chairman of Ferragamo USA. Mr. Ferragamo will lead the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City with more than 130 marching groups including various high school bands, Italian-American cultural organizations, and plenty of colorful floats.

NYC 2019 Columbus Day Parade Route 

The parade starts at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue and will march up Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street.  There will be red carpet performances on Fifth Avenue, between 67th and 6th Streets.

2019 Columbus Day Parade route and street closures

2019 Columbus Day Parade street closures

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, the following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Monday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the 2019 Columbus Day Parade:

Parade formation

— 43rd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 44th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 45th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 46th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 47th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue

Parade Route

— 5th Avenue between 72nd Street and 43rd Street

Dispersal

— 5th Avenue between 72nd Street and 79th Street
— 72nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
— 73rd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
— 74th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
— 75th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
— 76th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
— 77th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
— 78th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue

Miscellaneous street closures 

— 60th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 62nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 63rd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 64th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 68th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 69th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 70th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue

Columbus Day Parade 2019 TV, live stream

If you’re not planning to attend the parade in Midtown, you can watch it live on ABC7 NY. WABC-TV will broadcast the 2019 Columbus Day Parade from 12 Noon through 3 p.m. You can also live stream the parade at abc7ny.com

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