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1.5 million expected to line 5th Avenue for National Puerto Rican Day Parade after 2-year hiatus

NEW YORK — After two years off through the pandemic, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade returns Sunday in New York City. 

Rain or shine, organizers anticipate 1.5 million spectators to line Fifth Avenue, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported. 

It’s the nation’s largest demonstration of cultural satisfaction and, after a two-year pandemic hiatus, the celebration is expected to be larger and higher than ever.

In addition to 38 floats, 150 teams will march down Fifth Avenue led by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, this year’s grand marshal. 

The sixty fifth annual occasion honors the tradition, arts, achievements and legacies of Puerto Rico and its individuals.

It’s additionally steeped in objective. This year’s trigger is local weather change, after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. 

Festivities are set to begin at 11 a.m. from forty third Street to 79th. More than two dozen streets will probably be closed, so plan accordingly.

The following streets will probably be closed:

  • 5th Avenue between forty fourth Street and 86th Street
  • sixth Avenue between West forty third Street and West forty ninth Street
  • forty third Street between sixth Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • forty fourth Street between sixth Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • forty fifth Street between sixth Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • forty sixth Street between sixth Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • forty seventh Street between sixth Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • forty eighth Street between sixth Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • West 51st Street between Rockefeller Plaza and 5th Avenue
  • West 58th Street between Grand Army Plaza and 5th Avenue
  • East sixtieth Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 63rd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East sixty fourth Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 66th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 69th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • East seventieth Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 72nd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • East 74th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 79th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • East eightieth Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • East 81st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • East 82nd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • East 83rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • East 84th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East eighty fifth Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between East forty third Street and East 86th Street

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