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Special Event

J'ouvert Parade

Monday, September 4, 2017
6 AM to 11 PM

The parade starts at Grand Army Plaza and travels along Flatbush Av, then proceeds east on Empire Blvd to Nostrand Av and finishes at Linden Blvd.

Closest subways to the parade area:

Grand Army Plaza  7 Subway5 Subway
Prospect Park   Q SubwayS Subway
Sterling St   5 Subway
Winthrop St    5 Subway
Beverly Rd     5 Subway

Note: Church Av 5 Subway station will be closed from 6 AM to 8 AM.


West Indian-American Day Parade & Carnival

Monday, September 4, 2017
10 AM to 7 PM

The parade travels along Eastern Pkwy from Buffalo Av to Grand Army Plaza, then proceeds south along Flatbush Av to Empire Blvd.

Click here for more information on West Indian-American Day Parade & Carnival.

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“Service Status” box for the latest service updates.


  • Trains operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • No 2 Subway3 Subway service in Brooklyn – take 7 Subway5 Subway. Click here for additional details.
  • Eastern Pkwy station will be closed from 12 noon to 7 PM.
  • At Crown Heights-Utica Av 7 Subway station, customers can exit only through Schenectady Av end and enter only at Utica Av.
  • To avoid crowding at Franklin Av 7 Subway5 Subway, use the following stations instead:
Prospect Park Q SubwayS Subway
Grand Army Plaza  7 Subway5 Subway
Nostrand Av 7 Subway
Kingston Av 7 Subway
Crown Heights-Utica Av 7 Subway
Sutter Av-Rutland Rd 7 Subway

Although subject to reroute, the following buses will take you to the parade area: B12, B14, B17, B41, B43, B44, B44 SBS, B45, B46, B46 SBS, B48, B49, B67, B69

Check the Service Status box below for real time service updates.

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