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
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.