Thousands of revelers are lined up along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to watch the 256th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Approximately 160,000 people are expected to participate in the parade, while there will be about 2 million people expected to watch.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. at 44th Street and will make its way up Fifth Avenue to 79th Street.
The New York Police Department and Department of Transportation issued a list of street closures in the area so be prepared of you’re driving into Manhattan.
If you couldn’t make it to Fifth Avenue to be a part of the parade, you can catch the live stream of it online.
The New York City Fire Department tweeted a photo of FDNY members marching in the parade and carrying a banner of EMT Yadira Arroyo, a 14-year veteran of the Fire Department who waskilled by a stolen ambulance Thursday night.
— FDNY (@FDNY) March 17, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office tweeted some photos of the parade, including one of the mayor with the parade grand marshal, Michael J. Dowling, who is president and CEO of Northwell Health.
May your thoughts be glad as the shamrocks, your heart as light as a song. Here’s to a Happy St. Paddy’s that you remember all year long. ☘ pic.twitter.com/QeN7FNPNQK
— City of New York (@nycgov) March 17, 2017