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Prepare for tons of NYC street closures over the holiday weekend

There’s a myriad of events happening all across NYC this weekend—here’s how it’ll affect traffic

Max Touhey

The countdown to the weekend is on and if you’re one of those folks that are lucky enough to have a three-day weekend to look forward to as a result of Columbus Day on Monday, congratulations. There will be a lot happening in New York over the next few days, with everything from parades to fall festivals, and more. You might be looking to join in on the festivities happening this weekend, or your interest might be in avoiding it altogether. Either way, it’ll be good to know what’s happening where and how it might impact everything else so you can plan accordingly. Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered.

Among the myriad of events slated to take place over the weekend includes NYC’s very own Oktoberfest, a Nigerian Independence Day Parade and Festival; several DOT “Weekend Walks,” the Korean Parade, and the Panamanian Independence Day Parade and Festival. If you guessed street closures are the result of all this action, you are correct. There’s also a series of smaller events taking place that will have some impact on traffic patterns as well. Here’s the rundown on them.

In Manhattan:

Nigerian Independence Day Parade and Festival

The following streets will be closed Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Nigerian Independence Day Parade and Festival at the discretion of NYPD:

Formation

  • 54th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue

Route

  • 2nd Avenue between 54th Street and 44th Street (Eastern 3 Lanes Only)

Dispersal

  • 44th Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue

Festival

  • 47th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue

Korean Parade

The following streets will be closed Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. for Korean Parade at the discretion of NYPD:

Formation

  • 38th Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway

Route

  • 6th Avenue between 38th Street and 27th Street

Dispersal

  • 27th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue

Festival

  • 32nd Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue

NYC Oktoberfest

The following street will be closed Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for NYC Oktoberfest as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street

26th Annual Upper Broadway Fall Festival

The following street will be closed Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for 26th Annual Upper Broadway Fall Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • Broadway (Northbound / Eastside) between 110th Street and 116th Street

DOT Weekend Walks Two Bridges Move and Meet

The following street will be closed Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. for DOT Weekend Walks Two Bridges Move and Meet as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • Catherine Street between East Broadway and Madison Street

General Pulaski Memorial Parade

The following streets will be closed Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for General Pulaski Memorial Parade at the discretion of NYPD:

Formation

  • 36th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 37th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 38th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 39th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Route

  • 5th Avenue between 36th Street and 56th Street

Dispersal

  • 54th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 56th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue

Miscellaneous

  • 41st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue

Third Avenue Autumn Fair

The following street will be closed Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Third Avenue Autumn Fair as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • 3rd Avenue between 42nd Street and 51st Street

Avenues for Justice 4th Avenue Festival

The following street will be closed Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Avenues for Justice 4th Avenue Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • 4th Avenue between 9th Street and 14th Street

Deepavali Festival

The following streets will be closed Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Deepavali Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • John Street between Front Street and Water Street
  • Water Street between Fulton Street and Fletcher Street

In Brooklyn:

Panamanian Independence Day Parade and Festival

The following streets will be closed Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Panamanian Independence Day Parade and Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

Formation

  • Pacific Street between Bedford Avenue and Classon Avenue

Route

  • Franklin Avenue between Pacific Street and President Street

Dispersal

  • President Street between Franklin Avenue and Classon Avenue

Festival

  • Classon Avenue between Union Street and Eastern Parkway

DOT Weekend Walks Sunday Social

The following street will be closed Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for DOT Weekend Walks Sunday Social as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • Montague Street between Court Street and Montague Terrace

North Brooklyn Development Corp Festival

The following street will be closed Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for North Brooklyn Development Corp Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • Bedford Avenue between Grand Street and North 6th Street

In Queens:

Woodside on the Move Woodside Avenue Festival

The following streets will be closed Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Woodside on the Move Woodside Avenue Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • Woodside Avenue between Roosevelt Avenue and 65th Place
  • 61st Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Woodside Avenue

Maspeth Chamber of Commerce Lions Kiwanis Grand Avenue Festival

The following street will be closed Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Maspeth Chamber of Commerce Lions Kiwanis Grand Avenue Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • Grand Avenue between 65th Street and 72nd Street

Queens Dominican Parade

The following streets will be closed Sunday from 12 pm noon to 2 pm for Queens Dominican Parade at the discretion of NYPD.

Formation

  • 69th Street between 35th Avenue and 37th Avenue

Route and Dispersal

  • 37th Avenue between 69th Street and 86th Street

DOT Weekend Walks Momo Crawl

The following street will be closed Sunday from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm for DOT Weekend Walks Momo Crawl as permitted by the Mayor’ Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • 37th Road between 73rd Street and 76th Street

In the Bronx:

8th Annual East 204th Street Bainbridge Avenue Weekend Walk

The following street will be closed Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for 8th Annual East 204th Street Bainbridge Avenue Weekend Walk as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • 204th Street between Bainbridge Avenue and Decatur Avenue

DOT Weekend Walks Southern Boulevard BIDs South Bronx Cultural Trail

The following street will be closed Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. for DOT Weekend Walks Southern Boulevard BIDs South Bronx Cultural Trail as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit office (SAPO):

  • Southern Boulevard between 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue

DOT Weekend Walks Belmont 2

The following street will be closed Monday from noon to 3 p.m. for DOT Weekend Walks Belmont 2 as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO):

  • East 186th Street between Arthur Avenue and Hughes Avenue

There are plenty of other streets closures in effect throughout the boroughs this weekend, due to more generic reasons like construction and street work. Head over the the DOT’s website to see more.