MTA Press Releases

Press Release
June 8, 2018
Service Advisory for 116th Street Festival and Puerto Rican Day Parade

This weekend’s celebration of Puerto Rican heritage begins on Saturday, June 9 with the 116th Street Abrazo Fraternal Festival which will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. along 116th Street between Lexington and Second Avenues and on Third Avenue between 106th and 122nd Streets.

On Saturday, the 116 St 6 Subway station will be “exit only” from noon to 5:00 p.m. in order to prevent overcrowding on stairways and platforms.  Customers wishing to enter at 116 St will be redirected to nearby 6 line stations on Lexington Avenue at 110 St and 125 St.  In addition, the following New York City Transit and MTA Buses will skip stops located within the festival area during the event:  M101, M102, M103, M116, BxM1, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10 and BxM11.  For a list of subway stations closest to the festival, click here.

This year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be held on Sunday, June 10 between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  The parade route runs up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street.  The 77 St 6 station will be “exit only” from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Customers seeking service from this station will be directed to the 6 line’s 68 St or 86 St stations.  For a list of subway stations closest to the parade route, click here

The following NYC Transit and MTA Buses will take customers to the parade area, however stops along the parade route will be skipped on the:  M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M31, M50, M57, M66, M72, Q32, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, BxM11, QM2, QM4, QM5, QM6, X1, X10, X17, X27 and X28. 

Spectators should check the MTA website at for current service status on any MTA mode of travel that they plan to use.  TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, customers can receive customized subway and bus status e-mails and text messages delivered to them by signing at