Avon 39
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Have weekend errands to run? Take a couple minutes while you’re out to cheer for all the participants of the Avon 39. Everyone taking on the Avon Breast Cancer Walk is tackling The Big Apple, one step at a time, for a grand total of 39 -- yes, 39 -- miles. So the cheering is more than called for.

 

What is the Avon 39?

The Avon 39 is a charity walk that raises money for and awareness of breast cancer and breast cancer research. Avon 39 walks are held throughout the country each year, and New York City is always one of the locations. “It’s estimated that in New York, 16,310 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2017, and that 2,410 people will die from the disease,” according to Avon. The organization and their event participants are walking to battle these numbers.

 

Each participant raises $1800 for the organization, which funnels the money to local and national organizations that help people get the healthcare they need to battle breast cancer, regardless of their ability to pay. The help doesn’t stop at financial assistance, either. The programs include language help, food and transportation assistance as well.

 

Where you can expect foot traffic during the Avon 39

You don’t have to deal with any street closures for the Avon 39, but you can expect heavy foot traffic through the walk route. We’re talking about a lot of streets here, too, since the Avon Breast Cancer Walk starts at 6:00 a.m. sharp on Saturday morning and runs through Sunday.

 

 

 

FOOT TRAFFIC AREAS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

Listed in order that locations occur along the walk.

 

MANHATTAN

West 23rd Street between 12th Avenue and 10th Avenue

10th Avenue between West 23rd Street and West 20th Street

West 20th Street between 10th Avenue and 9th Avenue

9th Avenue between West 20th Street and West 15th Street

Hudson Street between West 14th Street and Leroy Street

Leroy Street between Hudson Street and 7th Avenue South

7th Avenue South between Leroy Street and Carmine Street

Carmine Street between 7th Avenue South and Bleecker Street

Bleecker Street between Carmine Street and Mercer Street

Mercer Street between Bleecker Street and Canal Street

Canal Street between Mercer Street and Church Street

Church Street between Canal Street and Walker Street

Walker Street between Church Street and West Broadway

West Broadway between Walker Street and Chambers Street

Chambers Street between West Broadway and River Terrace

Broadway between Battery Place and Worth Street

Worth Street between Broadway and Lafayette Street

Lafayette Street between Worth Street and Reade Street

Centre Street between Reade Street and Park Row

 

BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway

Middagh Street between Cadman Plaza West and Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights between Middagh Street and Orange Street

Remsen Street between Montague Terrace and Henry Street

Henry Street between Remsen Street and Congress Street

Congress Street between Henry Street and Clinton Street

Clinton Street between Congress Street and Pierrepont Street

Pierrepont Street between Clinton Street and Henry Street

Henry Street between Pierrepont Street and Pineapple Street

Pineapple Street between Henry Street and Cadman Plaza West

Cadman Plaza East between Red Cross Place and Tillary Street

Tillary Street between Cadman Plaza East and Gold Street

Gold Street between Tillary Street and Nassau Street

Nassau Street between Gold Street and Navy Street

Flushing Avenue between Navy Street and Kent Avenue

Kent Avenue between Flushing Avenue and Division Avenue

Division Avenue between Kent Avenue and Bedford Avenue

Bedford Avenue between Division Avenue and South 6th Street

Williamsburg Bridge Brooklyn Walkway

 

MANHATTAN

Clinton Street between Delancey Street and Broome Street

Broome Street between Clinton Street and Chrystie Street

Chrystie Street between Broome Street and East Houston Street

East Houston Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue

Bowery between East Houston Street and Great Jones Street

Great Jones Street between Bowery and Lafayette Street

Lafayette Street between Great Jones Street and Astor Place

Astor Place between Lafayette Street and 3rd Avenue

3rd Avenue between Astor Place and Stuyvesant Street

Stuyvesant Street between 3rd Avenue and East 10th Street

East 10th Street between 2nd Avenue and Stuyvesant Street

2nd Avenue between East 10th Street and East 15th Street

East 16th Street between Irving Place and Rutherford Place

Irving Place between East 16th Street and Gramercy Park South

Gramercy Park South between Irving Place and 3rd Avenue

3rd Avenue between East 20th Street and East 37th Street

East 37th Street between 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue

Park Avenue between East 37th Street and East 42nd Street

East 42nd Street between Park Avenue and 2nd Avenue

2nd Avenue between East 42nd Street and East 47th Street

East 47th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue

3rd Avenue between East 47th Street and East 68th Street

East 68th Street between Park Avenue and York Avenue

York Avenue between East 68th Street and East 84t Street

East 84th Street between York Avenue and Gracie Square

East 87th Street between East End Avenue and York Avenue

York Avenue between East 87th Street and East 91st Street

East 91st Street between York Avenue and 1st Avenue

1st Avenue between East 91st Street and East 96th Street

East 96th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive

 

FOOT TRAFFIC AREAS ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

Listed in order that locations occur along the walk.

 

MANHATTAN

East 96th Street between FDR Drive and 1st Avenue

1St Avenue between East 96th Street and East 91st Street

East 91st Street between 1st Avenue and York Avenue

York Avenue between East 91st Street and East 87th Street

East 87th Street between York Avenue and East End Avenue

East 84th Street between East End Avenue and 1st Avenue

1st Avenue between East 84th Street and East 95th Street

East 95th Street between 1st Avenue and Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue between East 95th Street and East 59th Street

East 59th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue

Central Park South between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle between West 59th Street and Central Park West

Central Park West between Columbus Circle and Frederick Douglass Circle

Cathedral Parkway between Frederick Douglass Circle and West End Avenue

West End Avenue between West 110th Street and West 86th Street

West 86th Street between West End Avenue and Broadway

Broadway between West 86th Street and West 70th Street

West 70th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and West End Avenue

West End Avenue between West 70th Street and West 66th Street

West 66th Street between West End Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue

Amsterdam Avenue between West 66th Street and West 59th Street

West 59th Street between West End Avenue and 12th Avenue

Avon 39 route for 2017

The walk winds its way through lower Manhattan, over the Brooklyn Bridge and into Brooklyn before circling back in the heart of the city and heading uptown. The second day of the walk takes participants through Central Park as a scenic finale to their 39.3 mile trek.

avon 39 route

 

Avon 39 cheering areas and MTA info

CHEERING STATIONS AND MTA INFO ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

 

CHEERING STATION ONE: Pier 96 (Mile 0.1)
Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY 10019
Directions: Cheering Station is located on the grass in front of Pier 96.
Peak viewing times: 6:45 am – 7:15 am
MTA info: Take the A, C, B, D, 1, 2 or 5 to 59th Street Columbus Circle.


CHEERING STATION TWO: The Highline (Mile 2.1)
23rd St & 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Directions: Cheering Station is located 30 feet above street level on an old rail line.
Peak viewing times: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
MTA info: Take the A, C, or E trains to 23rd Street.


CHEERING STATION THREE: Father Demo Square (Mile 3.8)
220 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
Directions: Cheering Station is located at the entrance to Father Demo Square on Bleecker & 6th Ave.
Peak viewing times: 7:45 am – 8:45 am
MTA info: The A, C, E, B, D, F and M trains will also let you off within a close walk at the W. 4th Street Washington Sq station.


CHEERING STATION FOUR: United States Postal Service (Mile 4.8)
350 Canal St, New York, NY 10013
Directions: Cheering Station is located on the sidewalk in front of the United States Postal Service.
Peak viewing times: 8:15 am – 9:30 am
MTA info: Taking the A, C, or E to get to Canal Street is the closest, though the N, Q, R and W will get you to their own Canal Street stop not much further down the street.


CHEERING STATION FIVE: Pumphouse Park (Mile 6.4)
Battery Park City Esplanade & Liberty St, New York, NY 10080
Directions: Cheering Station is located right outside of Pumphouse Park.
Peak viewing times: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
MTA info: Take the R or W to Cortlandt Street, the E to Chambers Street or the PATH train to World Trade Center.


CHEERING STATION SIX: One Liberty (Mile 7.7)
1 Liberty St, New York, NY 10080
Directions: Cheering Station is located right outside of 1 Liberty Street.
Peak viewing times: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
MTA info: Take the R or W to Cortlandt Street, the E to Chambers Street, the 1 or 5 trains to Rector Street or the PATH train to World Trade Center.


CHEERING STATION SEVEN: Fruit Street Sitting Area (Mile 10.2) PLS
Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Directions: Cheering Station is located in the Promenade at the Fruit Street Sitting Area on Orange St.
Peak viewing times: 10:00 am – Noon
MTA info: Take the N, R, or W to Court Street.


CHEERING STATION EIGHT: All in One Mart Inc. (Mile 12)
79 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Directions: Cheering station is located outside of the store in the pathway on Pineapple & Henry.
Peak viewing times: 10:15 am – 12:30 pm
MTA info: Take the F to East Broadway.


CHEERING STATION NINE: Jacob’s Ladder Playground (Mile 14.9)
557 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Directions: Cheering Station is located on the corner of Kent Avenue & Clymer St.
Peak viewing times: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MTA info: Take the J, Z, or M to Marcy Avenue.


CHEERING STATION TEN: Lucky 7 Gourmet Deli (Mile 15.5)
Broadway & Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Directions: Cheering Station is located on the peninsula on Broadway & Bedford Avenue.
Peak viewing times: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
MTA info: Take the J, Z, or M to Marcy Avenue.


CHEERING STATION ELEVEN: Stuyvesant Square Park (Mile 18.7)
Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003
Directions: Cheering Station is located in Stuyvesant Square Park closes to the exit on Rutherford Pl.
Peak viewing times: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
MTA info: Take the L to either 1st Avenue or 3rd Avenue.


CHEERING STATION TWELVE: United States Post Office (Mile 21.5)
909 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Directions: Cheering Station is located outside of the post office on the corner of 3rd & E 54th St.
Peak viewing times: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
MTA info: Take the E or M to the Lexington Avenue/53rd Street stop.


CHEERING STATION THIRTEEN: Carl Shurz Park (Mile 23.9)
East 86th Street & East End Ave, New York, NY 10028
Directions: Cheering Station is located on the grassy area in the center of Carl Shurz Park by E87th St.
Peak viewing Times: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
MTA info: Take the Q to the 86th Street stop.


CHEERING STATION FOURTEEN: Ward’s Island Bridge (Mile 25.3)
Ward's Island Bridge, New York, NY 10035
Directions: Cheering Station is located at the foot of the bridge on the Harlem River Pathway.
Peak viewing Times: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MTA info: Take the 6 to the 103rd Street stop.

 

CHEERING STATIONS AND MTA INFO ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

CHEERING STATION ONE: Ward’s Island Bridge (Mile 1)
Ward's Island Bridge, New York, NY 10035
Directions: Cheering Station is located at the foot of the bridge on the Harlem River Pathway.
Peak viewing Times: 7:00 am – 7:45 am
MTA info: Take the 6 to the 103rd Street stop.


CHEERING STATION TWO: The Chapin School (Mile 2 .7)
100 East End Ave, New York, NY 10028
Directions: Cheering station is located in front of the school on E 84th St & East End Avenue.
Peak viewing times: 8:30 am – 9:15 am
MTA info: Take the Q to the 86th Street station.


CHEERING STATION THREE: Highgate Cleaners Inc. (Mile 3.8)
190 E 95th St, New York, NY 10128
Directions: Cheering Station is located outside of Highgate Cleaners in the seating area on 95th St.
Peak viewing times: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
MTA info: Take the 6 to the 96th Street station or the Q to the 96th Street station.


CHEERING STATION FOUR: American Museum of Natural History (Mile 7.4)
Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024
Directions: Cheering Station is located in front of the museum by the steps.
Peak viewing times: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
MTA info: Take the A, C, or B to the 81st Street/Museum of Natural History station.


CHEERING STATION FIVE: Collagen Skin Center (Mile 8)
262 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Directions: Cheering Station is located on the corner of Central Park West & w 85th St.
Peak viewing times: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
MTA info: Take the A, C, or B to the 86th Street stop.


CHEERING STATION SIX: The Four Seasons Ensemble (Mile 9.2)
300 Cathedral Pkwy, New York, NY 10026
Directions: Cheering Station is located in front of 300 Cathedral Pkway in the circle.
Peak viewing times: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
MTA info: Take the A, C, or B to Cathedral Pkwy/110th Street stop.


CHEERING STATION SEVEN: Hudson River Greenway (Mile 13.0)
59th St & Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY 10019
Directions: Cheering Station is located on the SW corner of 59 St & Hudson River Greenway.
Peak viewing times: 12:00 am – 2:00 pm
MTA info: Take the A, C, B, D, 1, 2 or 5 to 59th Street Columbus Circle.