The weekend-long celebration of Puerto Rican heritage begins on Saturday, June 12th with The 116th Street (Abrazo Fraternal) Festival which will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 116th Street between Lexington and Second Avenues and along Third Avenue between 106th Street and 122nd Street.
The 116th Street Festival is a very popular attraction with up to 50,000 people in attendance at any one time. Overall attendance for the day could reach upwards of 100,000. Due to an expected heavy concentration of customers, the 116th Street station (6) will be exit only in both directions from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 12th. Customers wishing to enter at 116th Street will be redirected to nearby stations on Lexington Avenue at 110th and 125th Streets. NYC Transit bus routes M101, M102, M103, and M116 will also be affected by street closures.