Where does the National Puerto Rican Day Parade happen?
The festivities kick off at Midtown in 11 a.m., and are anticipated to continue until the day; here’s what you want to know.
- Madison Avenue between 43rd Street and 86th Street
- 6th Avenue between 44th Street and 49th Street
- 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 51st Street between Rockefeller Plaza and 5th Avenue
- 58th Street between Grand Army Plaza and 5th Avenue
- 64th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 69th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
- 74th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
What does this mean for visitors this weekend?
The theme for the parade is”Un Pueblo, Muchas Voces” (One Country, Many Voices), which is intended to”celebrate the diversity and creativity of thought in Puerto Rico and throughout the diaspora.” That is reflected from the honorees for this year’s parade, that include musician José Feliciano, baseball superstar Edgar Martínez, and famous pop star Ricky Martin, who’ll serve as the parade’s grand marshal.
What streets will be closed for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade?
You know the drill: Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will probably get messy in Midtown and the Upper East Side. Plan accordingly, and if you plan to attend the parade, use the subway–here are the changes to Watch out for:
These roads will be closed on Sunday by 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, based on that the DOT:
The parade occurs Sunday, June 9 at 11 a.m., and finishes at 5 p.m.
As ever, the parade will feature marchers–both on foot and on floats–in all manner of colorful costumes, all there to celebrate the legacy of culture of Puerto Rico.
- The 77th Street 6 train station will probably be exit-only from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.–individuals looking to use this channel will be directed to the 68th Street 6 train; 86th Street 5, 4, 6; 72nd Street M, Q; or 86th Street M, Q stations.
- These buses will bypass stops along the parade path: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M31, M50, M55, M57, M66, M72, M79 SBS, SIM1c, SIM3c, SIM4c, SIM33c, X27, X28, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, BxM11, Q32, QM2, QM4, QM5, along with QM6.
- For all those coming from Long Island, the MTA will include three trains on the Ronkonkoma branch.
Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade
This year marks the 62nd anniversary of this National Puerto Rican Day Parade, one of the biggest celebrations in town throughout the summer–more than two million people are expected to attend this year’s parade, which happens on June 9.
- 44th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 45th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 46th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 47th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 48th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
The parade is on Fifth Avenue between 42nd and 79th Streets, beginning at the southern end and travel north to the Upper East Side.
When is your National Puerto Rican Day Parade?