The Harrison Fest Parade Route along Harrison Avenue is depicted in Orange in the above map. Sections of Streets Highlighted in Red will be closed on Saturday and Sunday September 23 & 24 during the Street Festival. Joseph Supor Boulevard depicted in Blue will be closed temporarily to non-parade traffic for Parade Assembly on Saturday September 23, 2017 between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow for the assembly of the parade and for it's kickoff. Once the Parade kicks off, Harrison Avenue at Schuyler Avenue will be shut down to allow for the Parade to go down Harrison Avenue. Traffic will be diverted onto Schuyler Avenue. Hamilton Street will be open to provide traffic flow from East/West & West/East in Harrison. Expect some delays. Once the last parade participant goes past Davis Avenue on Harrison Avenue, Harrison Avenue will be reopened at Schuyler Avenue but closed at Davis Avenue and traffic must make a right onto Davis Avenue. Harrison Avenue between Schuyler Avenue and Davis Avenue will be re-open and remain open during the Street Festival.
Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard (at Harrison Avenue) will remain open to vehicular traffic with a Police Officer officer insuring that both drivers and pedestrian obey the traffic signal and police officer directions. The intersection of Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard and Harrison Avenue may close for extended periods of time once the Harrison Fest International Parade kicks off at 12 noon. So a traffic alert is in order between 10 am to 12 noon on Saturday, September 23, 2017 and generally throughout the weekend. Traffic on Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard in past Harrison Fest events have been generally good due to the excellent work of officers from the Harrison Police Department, Hudson County Sheriff officers, and Harrison Crossing Guards assisting in controlling pedestrian and vehicular traffic at the intersection.
The above map is courtesy of Google Maps and has been edited to add the colors. All rights reserved by Google. We just couldn't figure out how to embed the Google map while providing the color guide so we copied the Google Map image and did some some Photoshop editing.
A Common Question if you are not a resident of Harrison is where to park. The answer is if you want to avoid looking for a spot on a local street is to go to the paid Parking Garages down on South Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. It's a little bit of a walk up 8 city blocks but you may need the exercise. Here is a handy map for you courtesy of Google Maps. If you are not into walking, you can hail a yellow Harrison Cab which is located right at the Harrison Path Station. Harrison Cab can be reached at 973-483-2211 . Harrison Cab is one of our sponsors so we feel great giving our their phone number.
If you are using the Path train to get to the Parade and Street Festival walk north from the Path station (make a left when you exit the Path Station). Stop along the way for some coffee and danishes or a hot dog. There's two Dunkin Donuts on the way but other cafes as well plus a hot dog truck before you get to Harrison Avenue. There is food in the Library Park Courts (South Rodgers before you get to Harrison Ave) and along Harrison Avenue at various spots.
Harrison Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to vehicular traffic to turn Harrison Avenue into a pedestrian mall for the Street Festival. Vendors will be setting up and the Street Festival will official open up at 9 a.m. There will be local and outside vendors at the Street Festival. There will be merchandise, informational and food vendors. The Street Festival will continue on Sunday, September 24, 2017