Road Closures, Transit, Security For J’ouvert & West Indian Day Parade

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WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY JUNIOR CARNIVAL

Saturday, September 02, 2017: 9:00 – 4:00 PM
Formation:

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  • St John’s Place between Kingston Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue

Route:

  • St John’s Place between Kingston Avenue and Franklin Avenue
  • Franklin Avenue between St John’s Place and President Street
  • President Street between Franklin Avenue and Washington Avenue

Dispersal:

  • President Street between Classon Avenue and Washington Avenue
  • Into Brooklyn Museum

Closure: Same as location

J’OUVERT EVENT

Monday, September 04, 2017: 5:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Formation:

  • Grand Army Plaza (Eastern Parkway between Washington Avenue and Plaza Street East)

Route:

  • Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza/East Drive and Empire Boulevard
  • Empire Boulevard between Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
  • Nostrand Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Midwood Street

Dispersal:

  • Nostrand Avenue between Midwood Street and Rutland Road

Reviewing Stand:

  • Empire Boulevard between Mckeever Place and Bedford Avenue
  • Empire Boulevard between Bedford Avenue and Rogers Avenue
  • Nostrand Avenue between Sterling Street and Lefferts Avenue

Closure: Same as location.

(Map via DNA Info)

On Sunday night at 11pm, the entire route of the parade will become a frozen zone, with 12 different entry points. Between 11pm and 2am police will sweep the route.  There will be police check points at each entrance, including at Grand Army Plaza, where the first group will start to march at 6am, police say. Do not bring large bags, alcohol or guns.

Closest subways to the parade area:

Grand Army Plaza 4 & 5, Prospect Park Q & S, Sterling, Winthrop and Beverly Road on 5. Church Avenue stop on 5 will be closed from 6am to 8am.  No 2 or 3 trains in Brooklyn, take 4 or 5.

“Over 3,500 police officers will be assigned to the event, along with nearly 100 high-definition surveillance cameras and about 350 light towers. Civilians trained to mediate conflict will also be present” reports the New York Times.

WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL

Monday, September 04, 2017: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Locations:

  • Buffalo Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Rutland Road
  • Rochester Avenue between East New York and Sterling Place
  • Ralph Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
  • East New York Avenue between Howard Avenue and Utica Avenue
  • Eastern Parkway between Howard Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
  • Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Caton Avenue
  • Ocean Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Parkside Avenue
  • Butler Place between Grand Army Plaza and Sterling Place
  • St Johns Place between Underhill Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
  • Rockaway Parkway between East New York Avenue and Rutland Road
  • Parkside Avenue between Park Circle and Flatbush Avenue
  • Bedford Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
  • Empire Boulevard between Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
  • Nostrand Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Linden Boulevard
  • Lincoln Place between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue

Closure: Same as location

The parade travels along Eastern Pkwy from Buffalo Av to Grand Army Plaza, then proceeds south along Flatbush Av to Empire Blvd.

Transit:

  • Trains operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • No 2 or 3 trains in Brooklyn, take 4 or 5.
  • Eastern Parkway station will be closed from 12 noon to 7 PM.
  • At Crown Heights-Utica Av 4 station customers can exit only through Schenectady Av end and enter only at Utica Av.
  • To avoid crowding at Franklin Av 4/5, use Prospect Park Q/S, Grand Army Plaza 4/5, or 4 at Nostrand Av, Kingston Av, Crown Heights-Utica Av or Sutter Av-Rutland Rd
  • Although subject to reroute, the following buses will take you to the parade area: B12, B14, B17, B41, B43, B44, B44 SBS, B45, B46, B46 SBS, B48, B49, B67, B69

NYPD press conference below:

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