2019 Columbus Day Parade: Here's what you need to know

Kimberly Dole
October 14, 2019 - 7:41 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The 2019 Columbus Day Parade is set to kick off on Monday at 11:30 a.m. and will feature over 130 marching groups including various bands, colorful floats and Italian-American cultural organizations.

This years' Grand Marshal will be Ferragamo USA Chairman Massimo Ferragamo.

The parade will start at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue and will continue up Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street.

There will be red carpet performances on Fifth Avenue, between 67th and 6th Streets.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Monday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to the New York City Department of Transportation, for the 2019 Columbus Day Parade:

— 43rd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 44th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 45th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 46th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
— 47th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue

Parade Route
— 5th Avenue between 72nd Street and 43rd Street

Dispersal

— 5th Avenue between 72nd Street and 79th Street
— 72nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
— 73rd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
— 74th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
— 75th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
— 76th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
— 77th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
— 78th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue

Miscellaneous street closures

— 60th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 62nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 63rd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 64th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 68th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 69th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
— 70th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue

Both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governonr Andrew Cuomo will be marching in the parade.

NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA will operate on normal schedules. For NJ Transit, riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.

Most banks will be closed for Columbus Day.

United States Postal Service offices will be closed, United States Postal Service offices will be closed, but FedEx and UPS will still be making deliveries.

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