Street Closures

2019 Hispanic Day Parade: Location, start time, street closures

The New York City Hispanic Day Parade will march up Fifth Avenue this Sunday to celebrate the last few days of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is from September 14 through October 15. The Hispanic Day Parade is usually held on the Sunday before or after Columbus Day. The parade is also referred...

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 3:55pm

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

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...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 1:49pm

NYC Nigeria Independence Day Parade 2019: Start time, route, Manhattan street closures

The 2019 Nigeria Independence Day Parade and Festival is set to take place this weekend to celebrate the 59th anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain on October 1, 1960.  The weekend celebration kicks off October 4 with the Naija (Nigerian) Cultural Night event at the Jamaica...

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 1:27pm

2019 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk: Start time, route, street closures for Brooklyn and Manhattan

The 18th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk is set to take place this weekend. The annual 5K event was created in honor of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller. The Tunnel to Towers route retraces the Siller’s final steps before he lost his life on September 11, 2001. Stiller...

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:47am

UN General Assembly 2019: Dates, street closures, gridlock alert days

The 2019 UN General Assembly is set to take place in New York City this month. Dignitaries from around the world will be in town for the week-long event starting September 17 through September 30, causing several street closures in areas near the United Nations headquarters. The New York City...

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:51am

African American Day Parade 2019: Start time, street closures and how to get there

The annual African American Day Parade 2019 is set to take place this weekend on Sunday in Harlem and it will be special. This year marks the 50th year anniversary of the African American Day Parade in Harlem. For 50 years the African American Day Parade continues to celebrate African American...

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 1:28pm

NYC Mexican Day Parade 2019: Start time, street closures

The 2019 Mexican Day Parade is taking place this weekend in Manhattan.  The Mexican Independence Day Parade is set to take place and thousands of proud Mexican residents in will celebrate Mexican heritage and culture in New York City. The annual parade celebrates El Grito de Dolores (The Cry...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:52pm

NYC 9/11 memorial anniversary ceremony 2019: Lower Manhattan street closures, getting there, live stream

On Wednesday, New York City will commemorate the 18th anniversay of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Cente in Lower Manhattan. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum will begin the ceremony at 8:39 a.m. EST to honor the 2,983 people tragically killed on September 11, 2001. Here’...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:39am

2019 New York City Labor Day Parade for workers: Date, route, street closures

The 2019 New York City Labor Day Parade is set to take place in Manhattan this weekend. This weekend, thousands of hardworking men and women from 150 labor unions and worker advocacy groups are set to participate in the annual New York City Labor Day Parade to show solidarity for labor workers in...

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 2:52pm

Dominican Day Parade 2019: Start time, street closures, live stream info

The 2019 Dominican Day Parade is coming to Manhattan this weekend.  The annual Dominican Day Parade brings together thousands of people to honor and celebrate Dominican heritage and culture. Now in its 37th year, the Dominican Day Parade continues to spread awareness and understanding of the...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:42am

Update: NYC Triathlon cancelled due to dangerous heat

**UPDATE: NYC Triathlon cancelled due to heat wave** On Friday, Metro spoke with a representative from the Triathlon and they told Metro that the race will be canceled. They shared in a statement that "In partnership with city officials in New York City and after weighing all options to ensure the...

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:15am

USWNT ticker-tape parade NYC: Start time, live stream info, street closures

The USWNT ticker-tape parade in New York City will be huge.  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that NYC will host a ticker-tape parade in honor of the United States Women’s National Team’s victory over the Netherlands to win the team’s fourth World Cup title. “On and off the field, this...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 5:43pm

The NYC 2019 Pride Parade: Start time, route, street closures

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, so it only makes sense that the 2019 Pride parade in New York City is going to be bigger than ever. NYC Pride Parade is the official host of WorldPride 2019 and Stonewall 50.  “In a world where LGBTQIA+ people continue to experience...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:36am

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2019: Start time, route, street closures

The Mermaid Parade 2019 is set to take over the streets of Coney Island this Saturday and if you enjoy all things that glitter or you’re looking to channel your inner mermaid or merman, you don't want to miss the action at the 37th annual Mermaid Parade. The Mermaid Parade is a celebration of...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:18am

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019: Start time, route, street closures

The 2019 National Puerto Rican Day Parade is set to take place this Sunday and thousands of people will be in Manhattan to celebrate Puerto Rican culture, heritage citizens of Puerto Rican citizens and the millions of people of Puerto Rican descent living in the United States. The National Puerto...

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:53pm

NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally 2019: Start time, route, street closures

The NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally is set to take place this weekend and if you’re looking for a New York City event where you join thousands of advocates for the legalization of marijuana for recreation and medicinal purposes, you may be interested in attending the New York City Cannabis Parade...

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 8:58am

Five Boro Bike Tour 2019: Start time, route map, street closures

The Five Boro Bike Tour is set to take place this Sunday. Approximately 32,000 cyclists from around the country and the world will ride together for 40 miles through all of New York City’s five boroughs this Sunday. Cyclists and enthusiasts who ever imagined biking through New York City without...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:04pm

NYC Car Free Earth Day 2019: Location, start time, street closures

If you're looking for fun things to do in NYC, Car Free Earth Day 2019 is set to take place this Saturday and is a great way to enjoy the  and that means streets in Manhattan will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow pedestrians and cyclists to explore the New York City Streets freely...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:35am

Boston Marathon 2018: Street closures, start time, route, MBTA info

Boston Marathon 2018 will take place on Monday, April 16. Tens of thousands of marathoners are expected to participate in the 122nd annual Boston Marathon, while approximately half million people will pack Boston to be part of all the excitement.  You can also catch the action online by...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:54am

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2018: Street closures, weather

The 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, November 28 at the world-famous Rockefeller Center. The event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. EST. Aside from the lighting of the 72-foot-tall Norway spruce to officially start the holiday season New...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 3:32pm