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St. Patrick's Day Parade New York City 2019: Start Time, Map, Route Road Closures, and How to Watch Online

Thousands of people across the U.S. will be drinking green beer and showing off their Irish pride for St. Patrick’s Day. There are parades, parties, and celebrations across the nation happening on Saturday, with one of the biggest parades happening in New York City.

New York City’s 258th St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will start on 44th Street moving north on Fifth Avenue and will end on 79th Street, the Westchester Journal News reported. The parade will pass St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 50th Street during its route.

Spectators can view the parade along 5th avenue from 44th street and 79th street, according to the parade website. The NYPD has posted no parking signs posted on 5th Avenue from East 42nd to East 86th Street and alongside streets. No parking will go into effect at midnight on Saturday.

“Some things you should know regarding this weekends #StPatricksDay Parade: Vehicles parked along the route & some side streets will begin being towed at 12AM on Sat. March 16th—look for NO parking signs. On parade day vehicular & pedestrian street closures begin at 10:30AM,” the NYPD 19th Precinct tweeted on Friday. 

The Grand Marshal this year is Brian O’Dwyer, an activist and immigration lawyer who founded the Emerald Isle Immigration Center in Queens (EIIC), WNBC reported. The theme of this year St. Patrick’s Day parade will celebrate immigration, according to WNBC.

"We know that everybody is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and as we salute our roots in this country, we know that today's immigrants can enrich this city and this country as the Irish did before them," Chairman of the St. Patrick's Day Parade Sean Lane said in a statement to WNBC. "We could not do this without the support of thousands of volunteers and organizations that help us with fundraising and operations and we rely on the spiritual sustenance our relationship with the Archdiocese of New York brings us every year."

A live stream of the parade can be viewed on WNBC. Parade organizers and the NYC Department of Transportation have noted that the following streets will be closed for the parade:

  • 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

gettyimages-933084090-594x594 A marching band participates in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade along 5th Ave. on March 17, 2018 in New York City. The 258th St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City will be held on Saturday. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

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