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St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Street Closures Happening Today

The parade runs 35 blocks from Midtown to the Upper East Side

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, heading up to 79th Street, and will run most of the afternoon. That means many streets will be closed, as late 5 p.m. (according to the NYPD’s discretion). Whether you’re getting around by foot, in a car, or on a bus, you’ll want to be prepared for where you can’t go (and might not want to go if a parade isn’t your thing).

Here’s the full list from the Department of Transportation:

• 5th Avenue between 86th Street and 42nd Street

• Madison Avenue between 78th Street and 86th Street

• Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street

• Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street

• 43rd Street to 46th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue

• 47th Street and 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue

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

• 64th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue

• 72nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue

• 78th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue

• 79th Street to 83rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue

• 84th Street and 85th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue

In case you’re wondering, the grand marshal will be former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who has been instrumental in the Northern Ireland peace process.

New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade [Official]