NEW YORK CITY, NY – Whether you’re staying in the city or hitting the beach – altered subways, road closures and train delays are poised to derail New York’s weekend travel plans.
Patch is here to help.
We’ve rounded up everything you need to know to head into your weekend jaunts (relatively) unscathed. Scroll through our guide to find Metro-North service changes, disruptions, weekend event road closures and even how to get beach ticket deals.
Weekend subway changes
Here’s a basic rundown of what to expect, but for details on changes to your subway line, check out the MTA’s service tracker.
- 1: No changes in service
- 2: Express service at the bar, reduced service
- 3: Speak locally
- 4: No changes in service
- 5: No changes in service
- 6: The Suspended Part
- 7: Change of ride
- Answer: Local to express, express for local
- C: Bar to express, no service at night
- E: Rerouted trains, local express
- B: No weekend service
- D: Local to express, express for local
- F: Express to local, bypassed stations
- M: There are no changes to the service
- G: There are no changes to the service
- J: Suspended part
- Z: The trains are not running
- L: Suspended part
- N: Trains rerouted, local to express, stations bypassed
- Q: There are no changes to the service
- R: Local to express yourself
- W: No weekend service
- SIR: Boarding change, special schedule
To the beach:
The MTA has prepared a guide to its ticket packages for beach excursions. Here’s what you need to know:
Package includes discounted train tickets to/from Long Beach Station, beach access and a Long Beach City Trolley voucher. The package is valid every day until September 5, 2022.
Fire Island Beaches
- The Robert Moses package includes discounted train tickets to/from Babylon station and Suffolk County bus tickets to/from the beach. The package is valid until September 5, 2022.
- Cherry Grove, Fire Island Pines and Sailor’s Haven packages include discounted train tickets to/from Sayville Station, round-trip taxi vouchers and round-trip Sayville ferry vouchers. Packages are valid until September 5, 2022.
- Ocean Beach, Ocean Bay Park and Kismet/Fire Island Lighthouse packages include discounted train tickets to/from Bay Shore Station, round-trip taxi vouchers, round-trip Fire Island Ferries ferry vouchers and Lighthouse admission. The package is valid until September 5, 2022.
- The Davis Park package includes discounted train tickets to/from Patchogue Station, round-trip taxi vouchers and round-trip Davis Park ferry vouchers. The package is valid until September 5, 2022.
- The Watch Hill package includes discounted train tickets to/from Patchogue Station and round-trip Davis Park Ferry vouchers. Please note: the ferry to Watch Hill is a short walk from the west end of the Patchogue station at 160 West Avenue. Taxi vouchers are not included. The package is valid until September 5, 2022.
The Jones Beach package includes rail discount to and from Freeport station and bus transportation (NICE Bus) to East or West Baths or Jones Beach Mall. The package is valid until September 5, 2022.
Staycation: Here’s Which Roads Are Closed (For Events You Might Like)
Festivals, Parades and Events
Broadway Festival (Saturday at 10 a.m.)
- Broadway between Waverly Place and 14th Street
Times Square Expo (Saturday, open time)
- 7th Avenue between 48th Street and 57th Street
- 4th Avenue Festival (Sunday at 10am)
- 4th Avenue between 9th Street and 14th Street
Murray Hill Community Exhibition (Sunday 10am)
- Lexington Avenue between 34th Street and 42nd Street
Pakistan Independence Day Parade and Festival (Sunday, unspecified time)
- 38th Street between Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue
- Madison Avenue between 38th Street and 27th Street
- 27th Street between Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue South
- Madison Avenue between 24th Street and 26th Street
- 26th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
- 29th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
Africa Day Parade (Sunday, unspecified time)
- 134th Street between Seventh Avenue and Lenox Avenue
- Lenox Avenue between 134th Street and 116th Street
- 116th Street between Eighth Avenue and Manhattan Avenue
Brighton’s 45th Annual Jubilee (Sunday 10am)
- Brighton Beach Avenue between Coney Island Avenue and Corbin Place
- Coney Island Avenue between Brighton Beach Avenue and Brightwater Court
Brooklyn Dominican Parade and Festival (Sunday, indefinite time)
- Graham Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and Devoe Street
- Graham Avenue between Devoe Street and Debevoise Street
- Graham Avenue between Debevoise Street and Broadway
QDR Jackson Heights Mile (Saturday, untimed)
- 94th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Blvd
- 34th Avenue between 94th Street and 76th Street
Queens Carnival in the Rockaways (Saturday, undetermined time)
- Beach 21 Street between Cornaga Avenue and Mott Avenue
- Mott Avenue between Beach 21 Street and Beach 20 Street
- Beach 20 Street between Mott Avenue and Brookhaven Avenue
- Brookhaven Avenue between Beach 20 Street and Beach 19 Street
- Beach 19th Street between Brookhaven Avenue and Plainview Avenue
- Plainview Avenue between Beach 20 Street and Beach 19 Street
- Beach 20 Street between Plainview Avenue and Seagirt Blvd
- Seagirt Blvd between Beach 20 Street and Beach 9 Street
- Beach Road 9 between Seagirt Blvd and Boardwalk