Watch for Fireworks and Street Closures On Marathon Weekend

It’s marathon weekend, and the area around Central Park will be buzzing with runners and their friends and families. It’s always fun to watch the finishers in the south end of the park on Sunday, but expect security to be extra tight in the wake of this week’s terrorist attack.

There are a few events to watch out for in the days ahead.

At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, there will be a fireworks display in Central Park near Cherry Hill to celebrate the Marathon. Cherry Hill is located around 72nd Street in the center of the park.

On Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. there’s a “race to the finish” where people can run the last leg of the Marathon and pretend they did the whole thing.

And on Sunday, the marathon will take over a section of the park and make it tough to move around the area near the park South of 72nd Street in the afternoon. Here’s a list of nearby Manhattan streets that will be closed. And here’s the full citywide list.


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    1. Randi says:

      Best way to get to bridal shower Sunday from West 70’s to East 50’s?
      Will use Uber, Via, Taxi?

    2. Cintra says:

      The annual NYC Marathon always causes grid locks, street closures, and other street inconveniences.
      Nevertheless, I wish all the runners the very best. You’ve trained hard. You dreamt the impossible dream. You fought the unbeatable foe. You are all winners in this race.
      I had ran this grueling race many times. Unless you had ran this race, you’ll never know that great terrific feeling as you make that right Turn into Central Park from 59th St. You can hear people near the Finish line screaming & cheering you on. It’s this adrenaline rush that carries your last legs to the Promise land.

    3. Rochelle M Katzman says:

      I jus read in NYC events that the fireworks tonight are at 1030pm…Which is it?

    4. Chris says:

      I Hate race weekend, usually try and travel but was not able to this year. Glad it will be a rainy day Sunday will keep some folks home.