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Marching Through Manhattan: Your Complete Guide to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

StoriesMarching Through Manhattan: Your Complete Guide to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

NEW YORK This Weekend – New York City will be completely covered in green, as part of the iconic St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

With a history stretching back to 1762, the parade is the most ancient St. Patrick’s Day celebration worldwide.

It is marching up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan for the 236th year.

Two million onlookers and about 150,000 marchers are anticipated.

When does the parade begin and conclude?

The parade will take place on Saturday in observance of the sabbath, even though St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday.

On Saturday, it begins at 11 a.m. and is anticipated to end at 4:30 p.m.

Where is the route of the parade?

The parade begins at 44th Street and goes along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan for approximately 35 blocks, terminating close to 79th Street.

It will travel along the east side of Central Park, passing near St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

How to watch?

To see all the activity, spectators are encouraged to form a line along Fifth Avenue. For the finest view, arrive early, according to the organizers.

You can also watch a livestream online here.

How about the the weather?

John Elliott, a meteorologist for CBS New York, said Saturday will be clear and cool for the parade.

There is a chance that Sunday morning’s rain will affect the Staten Island procession.

Street restrictions for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The following streets will be closed Saturday, according to the NYPD.

Formation:

  • 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

Route:

  • 5th Avenue between 83rd Street and 43rd Street

Dispersal:

  • 5th Avenue between 86th Street and 79th Street
  • 79th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 80th Street between Lexington Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 81st Street between Lexington Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 82nd Street between Lexington Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 83rd Street between Lexington Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 84th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue

Miscellaneous:

  • 49th Street between Madison Avenue and Rockefeller Plaza
  • 50th Street between Madison Avenue and Rockefeller Plaza
  • 51st Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 53rd Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 58th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 62nd between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 63rd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 64th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 65th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 70th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 71st Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 72nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 78th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 86th Street

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