Fireworks, Street Closures Coming For Marathon Weekend

It’s Marathon weekend, and the Upper West Side will be very busy for the next few days.

On Friday night, fireworks will go off around 6:25 p.m. at Cherry Hill in the park.

On Saturday, there’s a “Dash to the Finish” 5K race will end in Central Park, so Center Drive and parts of West Drive will be closed.

On Sunday, Marathon Day, there will be lots of street closures and the neighborhood will be packed, particularly in the West 60’s and 70’s. The finish line near 67th Street in Central Park is a great spot to watch the race and cheer on the runners.

The following streets are listed as closed by NYPD.

Columbus Circle between 59th Street and Central Park Driveway
Central Park Driveway/8th Avenue Approach to West Drive
West Drive between 8th Avenue Approach and 85th Street Approach to West Drive
85th Street Approach to West Drive
81st Street Approach to West Drive
77th Street Approach to West Drive 67th Street Approach to West Drive

Some transverse roads through the park will also be closed, according to the race site.

Central Park Transverse Roads Closes Opens
96th St. Transverse Rd

9:00 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

86th St. Transverse Rd



79th St Transverse Rd

9:00 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

65th St. Transverse Rd

Buses only

7:00 p.m.

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    1. Sid says:

      Love it! Can’t wait to cheer on Allie Kieffer.

    2. Diane says:

      It would be nice to know when pedestrians can or can’t access the park on race day. Lots of dog walkers were turned away early this morning as the race organizers and security guards didn’t know what entrances would be open or when.