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Beware Tony Goes The Puerto Rican Day Parade May Delay

Beware Tony Goes The Puerto Rican Day Parade May Delay

The Puerto Rican Day Parade is one of NYC’s biggest gatherings and it is held the same day as the Tony Awards and on the same street. Expect at least over one million people to descend and cause havoc.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is skipping town before this Sunday’s parade dedicated to the island’s heritage and culture. The 2020 candidate will instead hit the campaign trail in Iowa finding that much more important the representing his own state. He also skipped the May 30th opening of 9/11 Memorial Glade and the June 6th 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. His excuse he didn’t know.

The Grand Marshal is Ricky Martin, bringing a face to the Ricky Martin Foundation, which aims to combat human trafficking.

Among the other honorees are singer-songwriter La India, known as “La Princesa de la Salsa,” musician and “Feliz Navidad” songwriter José Feliciano, golfer Chi-Chi Rodríguez — the first Puerto Rican inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame — champion boxer and MMA fighter Amanda Serrano and transgender actress Mj Rodriguez, who stars in the FX series “Pose.”

Details on the parade’s route, as well as how you can get there are, below:

The following streets are closed for the parade, which the held between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.:

Formation
44th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
45th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
46th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
47th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
48th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Route
5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 79th Street

Dispersal
5th Avenue between 79th Street and 86th Street
79th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
80th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
81st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
82nd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
83rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
84th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
85th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Miscellaneous
Madison Avenue between 43rd Street and 86th Street
6th Avenue between 44th Street and 49th Street
43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
51st Street between Rockefeller Plaza and 5th Avenue
58th Street between Grand Army Plaza and 5th Avenue
64th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
69th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
74th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

The MTA says that the 77th Street 6 train station “will be exit only from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.,” and adds, “Customers seeking service from this station will be directed to the 68 St 6, 86 St 4/5/6, 72 St M/Q or 86 St M/Q stations.” From the MTA:

For a list of subway stations closest to the parade route, click here.

The following NYC Transit and MTA Buses will take customers to the parade area, however stops along the parade route will be skipped on the: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M31, M50, M55, M57, M66, M72, M79 SBS, SIM1c, SIM3c, SIM4c, SIM33c, X27, X28, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, BxM11, Q32, QM2, QM4, QM5 and QM6.  

To help customers reach the parade, the Long Island Rail Road is adding three trains on the Ronkonkoma Branch, which has a second track between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma that was completed last summer. The special trains will depart from Ronkonkoma at 10:16 a.m., 11:16 a.m., and 12:16 p.m. to Penn Station. After the parade, the LIRR is adding three extra return trains departing Penn Station at 4:29 p.m., 5:29 p.m., and 6:29 p.m.

A special LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch timetable noting the additional service is here. The full branch timetable with regular service is available here.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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