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Israel Day on Fifth Parade road closures – NBC New York

Whether you’re attending Israel Day on the Fifth Parade or planning to trek through Manhattan on Sunday, there are a number of road closures to be aware of as tens of thousands of people descend on Fifth Avenue.

The parade, organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, is expected to draw more than 40,000 participants, including Israeli and American politicians, dignitaries, celebrities and families of hostages. The event will feature floats from various Israeli, Israeli-American and Jewish schools and community organizations.

The parade starts at 11:30 am and lasts until approximately 4:00 pm. The parade moves about twelve blocks of Fifth Avenue. Spectators wishing to watch the action will be screened and limited to a handful of viewing areas along the parade route.

Given previous disruptions at major events, such as the 2023 Thanksgiving Day Parade, the NYPD anticipates possible Israel Day-focused protests during the Fifth Parade. There is a significant risk of attempts to block or otherwise disrupt the event as large-scale protests related to the war between Israel and Hamas continue to take place across the country.

The NYPD has released a comprehensive threat assessment for the upcoming Israel Day Fifth Parade on Sunday.

Police officials say there is no specific threat to the event at this time. As a precaution, security will be tightened.

Road closures:

Here is a list of roads closed through Sunday for the parade, according to the city’s Department of Transportation.

Formation:

  • 5th Avenue between 52nd Street and 55th Street
  • West 52nd Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • East/West 52nd Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • East/West 53rd Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • East/West 54th Street between Park Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • East/West 55th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • East/West 56th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue

Route:

  • 5th Avenue between 52nd Street and 74th Street

Spread:

  • 5th Avenue between 74th Street and 79th Street
  • East 74th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 75th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 76th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 77th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 78th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
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