Thanksgiving Holiday Events and Service

    Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019
    1 PM to 8 PM

    Balloon Inflation Eve

    Location: Between W 73 and W 81 Sts along Columbus Av and Central Park West.

    Closest subway stations to the event area:

    81 St-Museum of Natural HistoryB/C
    79 St (Broadway)1
    72 St (Central Park West)B/C
     72 St (Broadway) Accessible station1/2/3

    Although subject to delays and detours, the following buses serve the event area: M7, M10, M11, M72, M79 SBS, BxM2

    Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
    Thursday, Nov 28, 2019

    9 AM to 12 noon

    Parade Route:

    The parade starts on W 77 St and travels down Central Park West. It continues east along Central Park South to Sixth Av, then proceeds south to 34 St, and turns west to end at Seventh Av in front of Macy’s. For more information on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, click here.

    • Sunday schedule will be in effect for Subways and Buses
    • Saturday schedule will be in effect for the Staten Island Railway

    Closest subway stations to the parade area*:

    81 St-Museum of Natural HistoryC
    79 St (Broadway)1
    72 St (Central Park West)(after 11 AM)
     72 St (Broadway) Accessible station1/2/3
     66 St-Lincoln Center Accessible station1
     59 St-Columbus Circle Accessible stationA/C/D/1
    57 St-7 AvN/Q/R
    57 St(after 11 AM)
    5 Av/53 StE
    7 AvD/E
    49 St (7 Av)

    Accessible station (northbound only)

     47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr Accessible stationD/F
    42 St-Bryant ParkD/F
    5 Av7
    Times Sq-42 St

    Accessible station (except S)

     34 St-Penn Station Accessible stationA/C/E/1/2/3
     34 St-Herald Sq Accessible stationD/F/N/Q/R


    *Note: Some station staircases may be entrance-only or exit-only to alleviate crowding.

    Although subject to delays and detours, the following buses serve the parade area:
    M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M10, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34 SBS, M34A SBS, M42, M50, M55, M57, M66, M72, M79 SBS, M104, Q32, QM2, QM4, QM5, QM6, SIM1c, SIM3c, SIM4c, SIM33c, BxM2

    Day After Thanksgiving
    Friday, Nov 29, 2019

    Subways and buses run on a normal weekday schedule with minor adjustments in departure times. Please note the following exceptions to limited-stop bus service in Queens and Staten Island:

    • In Queens, limited-stop service will be available on the Q10 Ltd, Q50 Ltd, Q100 Ltd, Q113 Ltd, and Q114 Ltd only.
    • On Staten Island, limited-stop service will not run, except the S89 Ltd.
    • Local service will be available on these routes where limited-stop service will not run.

    In addition, a Special Schedule will be in effect for all express bus routes run by MTA Bus Company.  Click here for more information.

    Weekend Service
    Sat and Sun, Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2019

    Subways and buses run on a normal weekend schedule.

    To look up service alerts for a specific line, click here.

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