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Published on : Friday, June 12, 2015
This weekend’s celebration of Puerto Rican heritage begins on Saturday, June 13 with the 116th Street Abrazo Fraternal Festival which will be held from noon to 7 p.m. along 116th Street between Lexington and 2nd Avenues and on 3rd Avenue between 106th and 122nd Streets. The 116th Street Festival can attract up to 50,000 people at any one time, and overall attendance for the day could reach upwards of 100,000.
On Saturday, the 116 St 6 Subway Line Icon station will be “exit only” from noon to 5 p.m. Customers wishing to enter at 116 St will be redirected to nearby 6 Subway Line Icon line stations on Lexington Avenue at 110 St and 125 St. The following New York City Transit and MTA Buses that serve the area will be affected by reroutes: M101, M102, M103, M116, BxM1, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10 and BxM11.
This year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be held on Sunday, June 14 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The parade route runs up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street. In order to prevent overcrowding on stairways and platforms, the 77 St 6 Subway Line Icon station will be “exit only” from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Customers seeking service from this station will be directed to the 6 Subway Line Icon line 68 St or 86 St stations. Parade-goers may use Fifth Avenue stations on the E Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconN Subway Line IconR Subway Line Icon and 7 Subway Line Icon lines. Additionally, NYC Transit will increase subway service on the 2 Subway Line Icon4 Subway Line Icon5 Subway Line Icon6 Subway Line Icon and S Subway Line Icon (42nd Street shuttle) trains to accommodate spectators.
The following NYC Transit and MTA Buses will take customers to the parade area but will be affected by reroutes: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M31, M50, M57, M66, M72, Q32, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, BxM11, QM2, QM4, QM5, QM6, X1, X10 and X17.
Spectators should check our website at www.mta.info for Current Service Status on any MTA mode of travel that they plan to use. Remember that TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.