HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — This weekend will kick off the 54th Annual African American Day Parade in Harlem.
The parade is slated to start at 10 a.m. on Sunday at 111th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard before reaching 137th Street.
This year’s theme is celebrating African-American culture. The event will “honor individuals who have contributed to the African-American culture,” according to the parade’s website.
The following streets will be closed for the 54th annual African American Day Parade on Sunday, according to the city’s Department of Transportation.
- Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard between West 110th Street and West 114th Street
- West 110th Street – West 115th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd.& Lenox Avenue
- St. Nicholas Avenue between West 113th Street and West 114th Street
- Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. between West 111th Street & West 136th Street
- Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between West 136th Street and West 142nd Street
- West 135th -West 137th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd & Lenox Avenue
- Lenox Avenue between West 136th Street and West 139th Street
- West 126th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fredrick Douglass Boulevard
- West 125th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fredrick Douglass Boulevard
- Fredrick Douglass Blvd. between West 127th Street and West 128th Street
- Lenox Avenue between West 132nd Street and West 133rd Street
- Lenox Avenue between West 136th Street and West 140th Street
- St. Nicholas Avenue between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and West 115th Street
Charline Charles is a digital journalist from Brooklyn who has covered local news along with culture and arts in the New York City area since 2019. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.