St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC: Complete list of street closures

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MANHATTAN — Throngs of celebrants donning green and shamrocks will descend on Manhattan Thursday to mark the city’s 255th St. Patrick’s Day Parade — and with them comes street closures throughout midtown.

The parade will march up Fifth Avenue, starting at 11 a.m. on 44th Street and ending at 79th Street. It’s expected to end about 4:30 p.m.

From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., the following streets and avenues will be closed:

  • Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street
  • 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 Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 44th Street
  • 5th Avenue between 86th Street and 79th Street
  • 78th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 79th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 80th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 81st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 82nd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 83rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 84th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 85th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between East 78th Street and East 86th Street

These streets also will be closed:

  • 62nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 63rd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 64th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 72nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street

Anyone who needs to travel throughout Manhattan is urged to walk or take public transit — and anyone planning on taking a train is being told not to bring their drinks on board. Booze won’t be allowed on any Metro-North, LIRR or New Jersey Transit trains until 5 a.m. Friday, according to the MTA and NJ Transit. As always, alcohol isn’t allowed on NYC subways.

A few notes to revelers, according to the parade organizers: alcohol is strictly forbidden in the parade-watching areas; no pets will be allowed long the parade route or in the stands; and any backpacks or large bags are subject to search by NYPD.

For those who can’t make it to the route but still want to watch the festivities, the parade will be streamed online, here.

This parade will mark the first time in two years Mayor Bill de Blasio has marched in the celebration. He’d personally boycotted the event due to its exclusion of gay groups. This year, that longstanding ban has been lifted.

A complete list of those groups marching in the parade can be found here.