St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018 Livestream: How to Watch

Time to put on your best green T-shirt and show off your Irish pride—St. Patrick's Day is here. Celebrations will be held throughout the country, with cities in the northeast holding their annual parades despite recent snowfall.

One of the biggest celebrations in the country takes place in New York City. The Big Apple's 257th St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. The parade will start on 44th Street, near St. Patrick's Cathedral, and will march up Fifth Avenue to 79th Street.

Loretta Brennan Glucksman was named the Grand Marshal of this year's parade, WNBC reported. Glucksman is the co-founder of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University and Chair Emeritus of the American Ireland Fund.

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A spectator shows his Irish pride as he watches the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, March 17, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The New York City parade will be broadcast locally by WNBC, which will also live stream the celebrations on NBCNewYork.com. Coverage begins at 11 a.m. and will run until 2:30 p.m.

"WNBC is trilled to be the exclusive television home of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade," Eric Lerner, president and general manager of the news station, said in a statement. "We look forward to taking our viewers on a memorable journey up Fifth Avenue, filled with the unique sights and sounds of this long-standing New York tradition."

Those attending the St. Patrick's Day parade in person should be aware that multiple streets along the parade route will be closed. Parade organizers noted that the following streets will be closed:

  • 5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 86th Street
  • Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street
  • Madison Ave between 78th Street and 86th Street
  • Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street
  • 43rd Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 44th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 45th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 46th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 47th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 62nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 63rd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 64th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 72nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 78th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 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 Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 85th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue

Attendees should also know that no animals or mascots are permitted along the parade route and no consumption of alcohol is allowed. All backpacks and large bags are subject to search by New York Police officers.

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