It’s that time of year again — the 80th annual Pulaski Day Parade will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1 on Fifth Avenue and these are street closures for Pulaski Day Parade you might want to keep in mind.
The parade has been held annually since 1937 to commemorate Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish Revolutionary War hero and has come to be a celebration of Polish-American heritage in New York.
The parade is traditionally held on the first Sunday of October and bring thousands of Polish-Americans into the streets representing schools, youth and sports organizations, folk dance groups, businesses and parishes from around the region.
Kazimierz Pulaski, also called Casimir Pulaski, was born a nobleman in Warsaw, Poland and became interested in politics at a young age. He fought against Russian domination and was driven into exile when the uprising failed. On recommendation by Benjamin Franklin, Pulaski emigrated to the United States to aid fighting the Revolutionary War. He is remembered for having saved George Washington’s life and later became known for his skilled horsemanship and became a general in the Continental Army.
At the Battle of Savannah, in October Pulaksi was gravely wounded and later died.
More than 230 years after he died fighting in the Revolutionary War, President Barack Obama named Pulaski an honorary American citizen for the sacrifices he made for the republic.
Street closures for Pulaski Day Parade
The following areas will be closed from noon until 5 p.m. for the Pulaski Day Parade.
- 36th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 37th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 38th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 39th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 54th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
Pulaski Day Parade route
The Pulaski Day Parade traditionally routes down Fifth Avenue between 36th Street and 54th Street. Check above for street closures occurring the day of the parade.