Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Parade will take place on Monday, March 17, 2014 starting at 11 a.m. on 5th Avenue around 44th Street. The parade takes place on March 17, except when March 17 falls on a Sunday (as it did in 2013), and then it is held on Saturday. Toward the north end of the St. Patrick's Day Parade route are the best viewing spots if you want to avoid the crowds that throng the sidewalks below 59th Street. The Parade ends at 79th Street, around 2 or 3 p.m.
Keep in mind that the grandstands are located between 62nd and 64th Streets, so that area is accessible only with a ticket, but if you score a spot close to the grandstands, you might be able to see the marchers performing for the judges. The crowd is densest at St. Patrick's Cathedral and in the area immediately around there and tends to lessen as you move north along the parade route.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Street Closures - Monday, March 17
The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Monday from 11 am to 5 pm for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 86th Street
Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street
Vanderbilt Avenue from 43rd Street to 46th Street
44th Street and 45th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
46th Street to 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
63rd Street and 64th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
80th Street to 85th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
Friday, March 14, 2014
The NYC Half Marathon - Sunday 3/16/14
The NYC Half Marathon is this coming Sunday the 16th. It begins at 7:30am and will finish sometime after mid-day. Attached is a map of the route that the runners will follow and below is a link to their website for additional race info.
The race will also definitely affect traffic for the better part of the day. Make sure to add additional travel time for your guests to get to the airports, at least 45min to 1 hour, so they can make their flights. Tour bus routes will also be affected. We will update you when we have more information on the route changes.