On Monday, October 9 the 2017 Columbus Day Parade will move along Fifth Avenue in New York City.
The parade is considered the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture. This year the parade will be led by Grand Marshal Leonard Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble.
Whether you have to work on Monday or plan on being in the city for the parade, you should know there will be several street closures in the area.
According to the New York City Police Department and the Department of Transportation, the following streets will be closed on Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST for the 2017 Columbus Day Parade.
MAP: Columbus Day Parade 2017 street closures
— 43rd Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 44th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 45th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 46th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 47th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 5th Avenue between 43rd Street and 47th Street
— 5th Avenue between East 47th Street and East 72nd Street
— 5th Avenue between 72nd Street and 75th 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 Madison Avenue
Columbus Day Parade 2017 MTA info
Since the Columbus Day Parade will take place along Fifth Avenue, you have plenty of ways to get there to enjoy all the festivities.
— 7 train to 5th Ave
— E, M trains to 5 Av/53 St
— N, Q, R trains to 5 Av/59 St
— B, D, F, M trains to 42 St-Bryant Pk
— B, D, F, M trains to 47-50 Sts- Rockefeller Center
— S, 4, 5, 6, 7, Metro North trains to Grand Central-42 St
— E, M trains to Lexington Av/53 St
— N, Q, R, trains to Lexington Av/59 St
— F train to Lexington Av/63St
— 6 train to 51 St (Lexington Ave)
— F train to 57 St
— 4, 5, 6 trains to 59 St (Lexington Ave)
— 6 train to 68 St-Hunter College
— 6 train to 77 St (Lexington Ave)
As for MTA bus service, the following routes could be affected during the parade: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M20, M31, M42, M50, M57, M66, M72, M79, M101, M102, M103, Q32, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BM5, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, BxM11, QM1, QM2, QM4, QM5, QM6, QM15, QM20 and QM21.
Don't forget to visit the MTA website for the latest transit information on the day of the Columbus Day Parade.