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 History B/C
79 St (Broadway) 1
72 St (Central Park West) B/C
 72 St (Broadway) Accessible station 1/2/3

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 History C
79 St (Broadway) 1
72 St (Central Park West) (after 11 AM)
 72 St (Broadway) Accessible station 1/2/3
 66 St-Lincoln Center Accessible station 1
 59 St-Columbus Circle Accessible station A/C/D/1
57 St-7 Av N/Q/R
57 St (after 11 AM)
5 Av/53 St E
7 Av D/E
49 St (7 Av)

Accessible station (northbound only)

N/R
 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr Accessible station D/F
42 St-Bryant Park D/F
5 Av 7
Times Sq-42 St

Accessible station (except S)

N/Q/R/S/1/2/3/7
 34 St-Penn Station Accessible station A/C/E/1/2/3
 34 St-Herald Sq Accessible station D/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.


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