5 Things to Know Before Heading Down to the World Cup Parade
If you're planning celebrating the Women's World Cup Championship on Friday, there are some important things you need to know before jumping on the train into Manhattan.
Where and when can I see the parade?
On Friday, the parade starts at 11am at Bowling Green and then heads north on Broadway, turning east on Worth St. and then south on Lafayette St. There is a ceremony at the end of the parade at City Hall scheduled for 12:15pm. Your best bet is to just catch a spot anywhere on Broadway to view the parade.
When are the trains running?
Metro North has announced that it is adding an additional train out of Poughkeepsie. Before the parade, the extra train will leave Poughkeepsie at 8:26 a.m. and stop at New Hamburg, Beacon, Peekskill, Cortlandt, Croton-Harmon and Harlem-125th Street, and arrive at Grand Central at 10:03 a.m.
Getting from Grand Central to the parade is easy if you just take the green 4-5-6 line to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.
After the parade, an extra train will depart Grand Central at 3:45 p.m., and will run express to Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie, where it will arrive at 5:25 p.m.
What should I wear?
Red, white and blue, of course! But make sure it's something light, the high temperature tomorrow is expected to be 84.
How do I get a hold of some ticker tape?
Ticker tape is no longer used for ticker tape parades. NJ.com reports that Atlas Packaging Materials in Brooklyn has donated 1500 pounds of shredded newspaper to be dumped from 50 of the downtown buildings. There will most likely be people handing out some sort of confetti to onlookers, but you may want to come prepared. If you do bring your own confetti, however, organizers ask that it be made only from paper.
If I post photos, what hashtags should I use?
UsSoccer.com suggests using one or more of the official hashtags when posting your historic photos on social media. Those tags are #USWNTParade, #OneNationOneTeam and #SheBelieves. If you want to tag the national team on Twitter, you can use @ussoccer_wnt. There is also an official U.S. Soccer Facebook page, and their Instagram is @ussoccer_wnt.
Will you be going to the parade to celebrate the World Champions?