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Puerto Rican Day Parade traffic guide: Manhattan street closures and times

The street closures go beyond the main route along Fifth Avenue.

The Puerto Rican Day Parade will draw about

The Puerto Rican Day Parade will draw about 1 million spectators and shut down over a dozen streets in Manhattan Sunday. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The annual Puerto Rican Day Parade is one of Manhattan's largest, which translates to 1 million (or more) attendees – and potential traffic woes for motorists – converging on Sunday.

Musician and philanthropist Ricky Martin is this year's grand marshal; parade honorees include singer-songwriter La India, professional golfer Chi Chi Rodríguez and former MLB player and coach Edgar Martínez.

The parade also will pay posthumous tribute to transgender activist Sylvia Rivera, a leader of the Stonewall uprising, which helped launch the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement.

They'll be making their way down Fifth Avenue starting at 11:30 a.m., so take note of the following street closures – in effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday – related to the festivities.

Parade route

Fifth Avenue between 42nd and 79th streets


44th to 48th streets, between Madison and Sixth avenues


Fifth Avenue between 79th and 86th streets

79th to 83rd streets, between Fifth and Park avenues

84th and 85th streets, between Fifth and Madison avenues


43rd Street between Sixth and Madison avenues

Madison Avenue between East 43rd and East 86th streets

Sixth Avenue between West 44th and West 49th streets

51st Street between Rockefeller Plaza and Fifth Avenue

58th Street between Grand Army Plaza and Fifth Avenue

64th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues

69th Street between Fifth and Park avenues

74th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues


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