Fall is in full swing, and the city is filled with activities to celebrate the season. On top of that, Halloween is just around the corner and with it being the weekend before the main event, there’s a few early celebrations happening. So if you’re wondering what’s going on around town this weekend, stay tuned because we have all of that here, along with the transportation changes you can expect as a result.
In Manhattan, there’s a fall festival happening on Lexington Avenue this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., where you can shop from local vendors, do arts and crafts, and enjoy a myriad of different food. A similar festival will be happening on Sunday in Hell’s Kitchen, taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Bronx will be hosting its Halloween parade on Saturday, October 27 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. On Sunday, an even bigger event, a 25-mile bike tour known as the Tour de Bronx, will take place and you can count on it that traffic will be a mess as a result.
Here’s how the city’s traffic will be affected by various events happening this weekend:
Lexington Avenue Fall Festival
The following street will be closed Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Lexington Avenue Fall Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):
- Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street
Hell’s Kitchen Fall Fair
The following street will be closed Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Hell’s Kitchen Fall Fair as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):
- 8th Avenue between 42nd Street and 52nd Street
Bronx Halloween Parade
The following streets will be closed Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Bronx Halloween Parade at the discretion of NYPD:
- Simpson Street between East 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue
- Westchester Avenue between Simpson Street and Southern Boulevard
- Southern Boulevard between Westchester Avenue and Longwood Avenue
- Longwood Avenue between Southern Boulevard and Beck Street
- Beck Street between Intervale Avenue and Tiffany Street
- Tiffany Street between Beck Street and Southern Boulevard
And since the list of street closures for the Tour de Bronx is a doozy (three pages worth, to be exact) we suggest you head on over here to check it out.
- Weekend Traffic Advisory [NYC Department of Transportation]