Citywide Events

Citywide Events

The Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management is dedicated to providing information regarding street closures and traffic interruptions due to special events.

Holiday Embargo on Plaza and Street Activities from November 22, 2017 to January 3, 2018

Due to incresed pedestrian and vehicular traffic during the holiday season, CECM is requesting that no permits are issued for various locations in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. You can view the full list of impacted areas in our Holiday Embargo Memo.

Public Art Fund Exhibition: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors is an art exhibition featuring installations across all five boroughs of New York City by world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei. At 300+ sites, it is Ai’s largest public art project to date and is presented by Public Art Fund. The displays will be on exhibit from October 12, 2017 until February 11, 2018. Read more about the art exhibition and its locations in our community notice.

New York Road Runners Introduce New Course for NYC Half Marathon

For the first time in more than 10 years, the New York City Half Marathon, sponsored by New York Road Runners, will take a new course. Through coordination with the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management, the 13.1 Mile course will now pass through iconic views in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Read more about this updated course in the press release.

Street Festivals and Parades

During the summer and fall months, there will be increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic due to street closures for street festivals and parades. You can review and download the tentative list of Street Festivals and Parades organized by borough below:

Street Festivals  

If you have any questions about these notices, please contact us.