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DOT Weekend Traffic Advisory For May 13-15, 2016

(DOT) May 13-15, 2016—Festivals, Parades and Events for Manhattan

Falun Dafa

The following streets will be closed Friday from 12:30 pm Noon to 3:30 pm for the Falun Dafa, traditional Chinese spiritual discipline, as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Formation:

  • Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
  • 47th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue (South Curb Lane)

Route:

  • 2nd Avenue between 47th Street and 42nd Street (West Curb Lane Only)
  • 42nd Street between 2nd Avenue and 11th Avenue (North Curb Lane Only)
  • 11th Avenue between 42nd Street and 41st Street (West Curb Lane Only)
  • 41st Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue (North Curb Lane Only)

Dispersal:

Pier 45

 

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

The following street will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm for the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

9th Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street

Arthritis Foundation Awareness Walk

The following streets will be closed Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm Noon for the Arthritis Foundation Awareness Walk as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Formation:

  • Centre Street between Worth Street and Park Row

Route:

  • Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway

Dispersal:

  • Foley Square

 

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council-St. Stephen Our Lady of Scapular Co-Sponsored Fair

The following street will be closed Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm for the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council-St. Stephen Our Lady of Scapular Co-Sponsored Fair as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • 2nd Avenue between 6th Street and 14th Street

DOT Weekend Walks Positively 8th Street

The following street will be closed Saturday from 12:00 pm Noon to 6 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Positively 8th Street as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • West 8th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue

 

DOT Weekend Walks Asian American Heritage

The following street will be closed Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Asian American Heritage as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Mott Street between Canal Street and Worth Street

 

DOT Weekend Walks Bloomingdale Family Days

The following street will be closed Sunday from 12:00 pm Noon to 6 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Bloomingdale Family Days as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Columbus Avenue between West 106th Street and West 110th Street

 

AIDS Walk New York

The following streets will be closed Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm for the AIDS Walk New York as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Formation:

  • In Central Park at Dead Road

Route:

  • 110th Street between 7th Avenue and Riverside Drive
  • Riverside Drive between 110th Street and 85th Street
  • 85th Street between Riverside Drive and Central Park West

Dispersal:

In Central Park at Band Shell

 

ZIUA USA Romanian Day Festival

The following streets will be closed Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm fort the ZIUA USA Romanian Day Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Broadway between Liberty Street and Battery Place

Whitehall Street between Stone Street and Morris Street

 

Bryant Park Yoga Opens 13th Season

Bryant Park Yoga, the phenomenal free outdoor yoga series presented by by Athleta and conducted by instructors curated by Yoga Journal, returns on May 17 for another season of twice-weekly sessions

Classes meet Tuesdays, 10am-11am on the Upper Terrace, and Thursdays, 6pm-7pm on the Lawn, through September 22. Mats are generously provided by Athleta. All classes are free and open to everyone, regardless of skill level. You can RSVP in advance using Eventbrite, or just show up, as walk-ins are always welcome. Don’t forget to pick up a Frequent Yogi Card when you check in. We’ll stamp it each time you return for a class, and you can earn your way toward rewards from Athleta and Yoga Journal.

 

Find Some Zen in Midtown

Attainting mid-week bliss just got easier for people who live or work near Bryant Park, as Walking Meditation classes presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation and Well-Being return this week. Using fundamental Buddhist principles to create experiences accessible to anyone in contemporary society, a Walking Meditation session can enhance your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Each class begins with seated opening remarks and instruction, followed by a slow and mindful walk throughout the park that will provide you with a powerful experience before you head to the office. The 30-minute sessions depart from the Upper Terrace Gravel, across from Bryant Park Café, at 8:30am each Wednesday through September 28.

Manhattan

East 35th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 47th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway

This street will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 12:01 am to 7 am to facilitate crane operation.

East 49th Street between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue

This street will be closed 7 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday to facilitate crane operation.

East 54th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

This street will be closed 3 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday to facilitate crane operation.

East 56th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 56th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue

This street will be closed 12:01 am to 11:59 pm Saturday and Sunday to facilitate crane operation.

East 60th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

This street will be closed 7 am to 4 pm Saturday and/or Sunday to facilitate crane operation.