Transit 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 1 million spectators and shut down over a dozen streets in Manhattan Sunday. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert By amNewYork Updated June 7, 2019 11:36 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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 Formation 44th to 48th streets, between Madison and Sixth avenues Dispersal 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 Miscellaneous 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 By amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Puerto Rican Day Parade to have ‘different tone’ post-MariaSome revelers will wear black T-shirts emblazoned with "4,645," the number of Maria-related deaths. Complete coverage of the Puerto Rican Day ParadeThe 61st annual celebration honors NYers and groups playing key roles in recovery efforts. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.