2015 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Time, Live Streaming & Street Closings

2015 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Time, Live Streaming & Street Closings

The 2015 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place this Tuesday, March 17th and is not only the oldest, but the grandest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world.

News For Shoppers has everything you need to know, including the parade time, TV info, free live streaming options and street closings.

Parade Time: 11 A.m. (EST) on NBC.  Parade Route: The route is over one and a half miles long and runs along 5th avenue from 44th to 79th street.

Free Live Streaming: Free live streaming is available from a variety of sources.  On your PC you can go to  The Official St. Patrick’s Day website  or NBCNewYork.com to watch.

To access these sites you will need to log in using a participating cable provider.

On your smartphone or tablet you can watch using the NBC app from iTunes or the Google Play Store.

Street Closings:  The following streets will be closed from 11 A.M. (EST) to 5 P.m. (EST):

5th Avenue between 29th Street and 44th Street
5th Avenue between 86th Street and 79th Street
Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street
Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street
44th Street and 45th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
46th Street to 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
63rd Street and 64th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
80th Street to 85th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

The parade has been an annual tradition since the 1760’s and is unique because there are no floats or cars- everyone marches on foot through the parade route, which takes 4 hours to complete.

Marchers  include various marching bands, college bands, firefighters, social clubs and more.

Timothy  Cardinal Dolan is the Grand Marshall and as always the 69th Infantry Regiment will lead the procession.

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