Summer Events in NYC and NJ: August Edition

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Looking for one last hurrah before the summer comes to a close? (And no, a date night with Netflix does not count as one last hurrah.) Lucky for you, we at Edison ParkFast are happy to keep our fellow citizens informed about the hottest events happening in New York and New Jersey. So explore what August has to offer, and don’t forget to park with us when you do!

Theater District

  • Daily: Choose from over 150 Broadway musicals and plays, including Of Mice and Men, If/Then and Hedwig and the Angry Inch! 

Click here for a complete list of Broadway shows.

Seeing a show this month? Park at one of our NYC Theater District parking lots for as low as $12.00! With three locations along NYC’s 44th Street, you’ll arrive at the theater faster than you can say “James Franco, will you marry me?”

Madison Square Garden

  • Aug 1: Blake Shelton
  • Aug 7: Billy Joel
  • Aug 8: New York Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun
  • Aug 16: Steve Aoki
  • Aug 19: National Pro GRID League
  • Aug 20-22: USA Basketball
  • Aug 29: La Salsa Vive

Get tickets for all MSG events here.

No need to search far and wide for parking at MSG; ParkFast has a location only two blocks away!  (Does it get any easier than that?) Or, if you’re riding in on NJ Transit, you can park at our Secaucus Station lot and take the train right to the arena!

MetLife Stadium

  • Aug 4-5: One Direction
  • Aug 7: Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets
  • Aug 9: Pittsburg Steelers vs. New York Giants
  • Aug 16-17: Eminem and Rihanna – The Monster Tour
  • Aug 22: New York Giants vs. New York Jets
  • Aug 28: New England Patriots vs. New York Jets

Get tickets for all MetLife Stadium events here.

We know you’re die-hard Jets fans, and that you wouldn’t want to miss a moment of the game. That’s why you should park in Secaucus and take the train directly to the stadium in order to beat the traffic!

Prudential Center

  • Aug 2: Devi Sri Prasad: Live in Concert
  • Aug 24: Street League Skateboarding 2014 Championship
  • Aug 27-31: Cirque du Soleil Varekai

Get tickets for all Prudential Center events here.

With a whole week of Cirque du Soleil, Prudential Center parking lots will transform into a circus right before your eyes, and we don’t mean the kind with fancy acrobatics. But you can thank the parking gods for our 11 parking lots in Newark, NJ—including a location right across the street from Prudential Center!

Keep checking our blog for updates on cool events, and remember to check our coupons section for the best parking deals in NYC & NJ!

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in NYC: Central Park, Downtown, and Brooklyn

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Here’s what you should be doing (and where you should be parking) in NYC over the next week.

Central Park Summerstage Festival:

Looking for some musical entertainment in NYC that won’t cost you your life’s savings? We can help. Check out Central Park’s SummerStage Lineup for tons of low-priced (and FREE) events!

  • July 26: Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew FREE EVENT
  • July 29: Conor Oberst with special guest Dawes Buy Tickets from Ticketmaster
  • July 30: Ingrid Michaelson / NEULORE / Secret Someones Buy Tickets from Ticketmaster
  • August 2: Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff FREE EVENT

Click here for parking near Central Park

Here’s What’s Up Downtown:

Click here for parking near the 9/11 Memorial

Brooklyn Happenings:

Ready to get out of Manhattan to chill with the cool kids? Why not head to Brooklyn for a small concert or an exhibition?

Music Hall of Williamsburg:

 

Brooklyn Museum Exhibitions:

Click here for parking in Brooklyn

Don’t forget to check out our coupons page for awesome parking deals in NYC!

Summer 2014 Events in NYC and NJ: July Edition

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June may be winding down, but this summer is just warming up. (Seriously, where’s the air conditioning?) Don’t miss out on the festivities New York and New Jersey have in store for you, and remember to park with us!

Theater District

Next time you hit up Broadway for a show, park at one of our NYC Theater District parking lots.  With three locations along NYC’s 44th Street, you’ll have no trouble parking quickly and arriving at the theater with plenty of time to buy a bag of Skittles and a plastic thermos of Pinot Noir, if that’s your thing.

Madison Square Garden

  • July 1: New York Liberty vs. Tulsa Shock
  • July 2: Billy Joel
  • July 7: Michael Buble
  • July 9: Katy Perry
  • July 12: WWE Live: SummerSlam Heatwave Tour
  • July 14-15: Bruno Mars
  • July 17: Queen and Adam Lambert
  • July 26: World Championship Boxing: Golovkin vs. Geale

Get tickets for all MSG events here

When you’re looking for parking at MSG , look no further than ParkFast.  I mean, really, what’s more convenient than parking two blocks away?  Or, if you’re riding in on NJ Transit, you can park at our Secaucus Station lot and take the train right to the arena!

MetLife Stadium

  • June 20-July 6: State Fair Meadowlands
  • July 11-12: On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
  • July 27: Color Me Rad 5K

Get tickets for all Metlife Stadium events here

OK , do you want to beat the traffic on your way to MetLife or not? If your answer is yes (it is), then park in Secaucus and take the train directly to the stadium!

Prudential Center

  • July 1: WWE Smackdown
  • July 11-12: Katy Perry
  • July 19: Soy Colombia 2014
  • July 23-27: Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena spectacular

Get tickets for all Prudential Center events here

Luckily for the Katy Perry fans, we have 11 parking lots in Newark, NJ, and there’s even one right across the street from Prudential Center!

Keep checking our blog throughout the summer for monthly posts about events you WILL regret missing, and remember to check our coupons section for the best parking deals in NYC & NJ!

 

Summer 2014 Events in NYC and NJ: June Edition

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Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” may be a hit single, but based on the events coming up this summer, thrill-seekers in New York and New Jersey will be anything but sad. Check out these awesome June happenings, and don’t forget to park with us!

Times Square, Theater District and Midtown:

Park with us at one of our NYC Theater District parking lots. With three lots along NYC’s 44th Street, you’ll have no trouble parking quickly and getting to your event on time!

Madison Square Garden:

  • June 5: New York Liberty vs. San Antonio Stars
  • June 7: World Championship Boxing: Cotto vs. Martinez
  • June 21: Billy Joel

Get tickets for all MSG events here.

When looking for parking at MSG, remember that Edison Parkfast has a location only two blocks away! Or, if you’re riding in on NJ Transit, you can park in Secaucus and take the train right to the arena. You won’t miss a moment of the action!

 MetLife Stadium: 

  • June 1: Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014
  • June 10: Portugal vs. Ireland in final preparatory soccer match
  • June 14: Monster Jam

Get tickets for all MetLife Stadium events here.

On your way to MetLife, beat the traffic by parking at our Secaucus Station lot and taking the train directly to the stadium!

 Prudential Center: 

  • June 26: Styx, Foreigner: The Soundtrack of Summer Tour
  • June 28: Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour

Get tickets for all Prudential Center events here

We have 11 parking lots in Newark, NJ; some are within walking distance of Prudential Center, including one directly across the street.

Keep checking our blog throughout the summer for monthly posts about events you won’t want to miss, and remember to check our coupons section for the best parking deals in NYC & NJ!

ParkFast Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – May 24-26

Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Queens

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One of four lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from 6 am to 12:30 pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street and Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 pm to 9 pm for the Little Italy Pedestrian Mall.

Washington Square East between Waverly Place and West 4th Street will be closed Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 pm for the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit.

The following locations in Brooklyn will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon to 8 pm for the 37th Annual Dance Africa Bazaar:

* Ashland Place between Hanson Place and Fulton Street

* Lafayette Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Fort Greene Place

* Hanson Place between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street

* Rockwell Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street

Lexington Avenue between 57th Street and 42nd Street in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm for the 17th Precinct Community Council Lexington Avenue Spring Festival.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday:

* Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 34th Street will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the 13th Precinct Community Council Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association Fair.

* Broadway between 72nd Street and 86th Street will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the 27th Annual Livable West Side Festival.

The following streets in Queens will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the United Veterans Day Parade (Maspeth):

* Grand Avenue between 72nd Street and Maspeth Avenue

* Maspeth Avenue between Grand Avenue and 61st Street

* 61st Street between Maspeth Avenue and 56th Drive

* 56th Drive between 61st Street and Perry Avenue

* Perry Avenue between 56th Drive and LIE Service Road

* LIE Service Road between Perry Avenue and South Side of Queens Midtown Expressway Service Road

* Queens Midtown Expressway Service Road between LIE Service Road and Grand Avenue

* Grand Avenue between Queens Midtown Expressway and 69th Lane

The following streets in Queens will be closed from 1 pm to 3:30 pm for the College Point Citizens Memorial Day Parade:

* 28th Avenue between Ulmer Street and College Point Boulevard

* College Point Boulevard between 28th Avenue and 26th Avenue

* 26th Avenue between College Point Boulevard and 120th Street

* 120th Street between 26th Avenue and Graham Court

* Graham Court between 120th Street and College Point Boulevard

* College Point Boulevard between Graham Court and 5th Avenue

* Poppenhusen Avenue between 5th Avenue and 119th Street

The following streets will be closed on Monday:

6th Avenue between 14th Street and 23rd Street in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club 6th Avenue Festival.

Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Street in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Chabad of Wall Street Community Fair.

The following streets in Brooklyn will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the   United War Veterans Memorial Day Parade:

* 3rd Avenue between 87th Street and Marine Avenue

* Marine Avenue between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue

* 4th Avenue between Marine Avenue and 101st Street

Broadway between Crescent Street and 47th Street in Queens will be closed from noon to 6 pm for the Broadway Merchants Professional Association.

Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 130th Street and Beach 90th Street will be closed from noon to 2 pm for the Memorial Day Parade.

Cypress Avenue between Myrtle Avenue and Madison Street and Myrtle Avenue between 71st Street and Cypress Avenue in Queens will be closed from 11 am to 1:30 pm for the Allied Veterans Memorial Day Parade.

Northern Boulevard between Great Neck Road and Alameda Avenue in Queens will be closed from 2 pm to 4 pm for the Little Neck & Douglaston Memorial Day Parade.

[Read More at DOT Web Site]

For fast, convenient parking all over New York, Northern New Jersey and Baltimore, visit www.ParkFast.com.

ParkFast Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – May 10-11

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed Manhattan-bound from midnight Friday to 7 am Saturday and from midnight Saturday to 9 am Sunday. The eastbound BQE exit onto the bridge closes 30 minutes earlier and other Brooklyn ramps onto the bridge shut down 5-15 minutes earlier. Motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge.

One of four lanes of the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from 6 am to 2 pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

Williamsburg Bridge

The Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be closed from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday for NYCDOT bridge repair.

Starting Saturday the NYPD will assign traffic agents on the City Island Bridge for the reconstruction of the bridge. One traffic agent will be positioned on each side of the bridge to assist in the safe movement of traffic, including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians through the construction zone. Agents will be on post Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 7 pm and Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm and will continue through September 15th.

The following streets will be closed on Saturday:

The East 167th Street underpass under the Grand Concourse in the Bronx will be closed from 6 am to 6 pm to repair a damaged column. The service roads adjacent to the underpass will remain open to traffic.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from 9 am to noon for the National Alliance for Mental Illness Walk:
* Fulton Street between South Street and Gold Street
* Gold Street between Fulton Street and Spruce Street
* Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row
* Chambers Street between Centre Street and Broadway
* Broadway between Chambers Street and Barclay Street
* Park Row between Broadway and Spruce Street
Participants will turn around on the Brooklyn Bridge.

2nd Avenue between 6th Street and 14th Street in Manhattan will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the Middle Collegiate Church 2nd Avenue Festival.

Kingston Avenue between Pacific Street and St. Marks Avenue in Brooklyn will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Kingston Avenue Festival.

The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves. The streets may be closed longer to allow for set-up and breakdown. Street fair organizers are generally permitted to begin set-up at 8 am and breakdown must be completed by 7 pm.

[Read More at DOT Web Site]

Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – April 26-27

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed Manhattan-bound from midnight Friday to 7 am
Saturday and from midnight Saturday to 9 am Sunday. Motorists will be detoured to the Manhattan Bridge or may choose other crossings.
Brooklyn Bridge

One of four lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from 6 am to 2 pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

The Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be closed in both directions on Saturday between 8 am and 1 pm for grating repair. Metropolitan Avenue may be used as an alternative route.

One tube of the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel will be closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday. One lane will be open in each direction in the remaining tube.

Two out of four lanes on northbound Route 9A from Gansevoort Street to West 14th Street will be closed from 12:01 am Saturday to 5 am Monday to facilitate sewer liner installation by the Department of Environmental Protection.

The following streets will be closed on Saturday:

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm for the Tribeca Film/Family Festival:
* Greenwich Street between Chambers Street and Hubert Street
* North Moore Street, Franklin Street and Harrison Street between West Street and Hudson Street
* Beach Street, Jay Street, Duane Street and Reade Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street:

8th Avenue between 14th Street and 23rd Street in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Chelsea Visiting Neighbors 8th Avenue Festival.

44th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue in Manhattan will be closed from 10 am to 4:30 pm for the Project Dance Times Square.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from 12:30 pm to 6 pm for the Sikh Cultural Society Parade and Festival:
* Madison Avenue between 38th Street and 23rd Street
* Park Avenue between 23rd Street and 27th Street (curb lanes)
* 36th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
* 37th and 38th Streets between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue.
* 27th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
* 26th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
* 24th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway

The following streets in Queens will be closed from noon to 4 pm for the Falun Dafa Parade:
* Main Street between 40th Road and Sanford Avenue
* Sanford Avenue between Main Street and Kissena Boulevard
* Kissena Boulevard between Sanford Avenue and 41st Avenue

Clove Road between Victory Boulevard and Forest Avenue and Martling Avenue between Slosson Avenue and Clove Road on Staten Island will be closed from 8 am to noon for the Scott LaPiedra Run.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday:

The following streets will be closed from 10 am to 2 pm for the March of Dimes March for Babies:
* Lexington Avenue between 65th Street and 23rd Street
* Madison Avenue between 23rd Street and 26th Street
* 23rd Street between Lexington Avenue and Madison Avenue
* 65th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Columbus Avenue
* 65th Street between Broadway and Lexington Avenue, including 65th Street Transverse

Broadway between 102nd Street and 106th Street and the east side of Broadway between 96th Street and 102nd Street will be closed from noon to 6 pm for the 23rd Annual West Side Spring Festival.

Greenwich Street between Cortland Street and Liberty Street will be closed from 9 am to 2 pm for the 9/11 Memorial Family Day.

The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves. The streets may be closed longer to allow for set-up and breakdown. Street fair organizers are generally permitted to begin set-up at 8 am and breakdown must be completed by 7 pm.

[Read More on DOT Web Site]

 

Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – April 19-20

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed Manhattan-bound from midnight Friday to 7 am Saturday. Motorists will be detoured to the Manhattan Bridge or may choose other crossings.

One of four lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from 6 am to 2 pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

The Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be closed on Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm to repair a damaged deck grating. Motorists can use Metropolitan Avenue as an alternate route.

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The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday:

* 5th Avenue between 47th Street and 57th Street will be closed from 10 am to 4 pm for Easter Sunday Mass.

* Lafayette Street between Canal Street and Leonard Street will be closed from noon to 6 pm for the Downtown Independent Democrats Festival.

The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves. The streets may be closed longer to allow for set-up and breakdown. Street fair organizers are generally permitted to begin set-up at 8 am and breakdown must be completed by 7 pm.

[Read More on DOT Website]

Win Free Parking Passes in Celebrity Catwalk Contest!

Fur will be flying on May 3rd when Celebrity Catwalk’s “Paws in the City” returns to the Big Apple! This fashion show for pets fuses the worlds of fashion and entertainment into one unforgettable event, with all of the proceeds going to animal rescue organizations.

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As we’ve done in the past, Edison ParkFast is proud to support this event. And this year, for the first time ever, we’re teaming up with Celebrity Catwalk for a free parking contest, with a grand prize of five free parking passes at any of our ParkFast locations!

Here’s how to enter the contest:

1) Dress yourself and/or your pet up in some fashionable duds — really, any duds will do — and head to any Edison ParkFast location. (Click here for a list of locations.)

2) Snap a photo of yourself and or your pet, and make sure the ParkFast sign is included!

3) Post the photo on Celebrity Catwalk’s Facebook page.

4) Make sure to attend the Paws In The City event on May 3rd, and find out if you’re the lucky winner!

Make your reservations now! Paws in the City takes place Saturday, May 3rd at the Cell Theatre, at 338 West 23rd Street. Doors open at 12:30 PM, and showtime is at 1:00 PM. Reserve your parking for the event now by clicking here.

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Deadline to post images for contest is May 1, 2014. Entrants must be present at Paws in the City to win. ParkFast will not provide free parking during photo-taking. Winner receives five free parking passes to be used at any Edison ParkFast location; passes do not expire and can be used for up to 24 hours per pass.

ParkFast Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – April 5-6

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed Manhattan-bound from 11:59 pm Friday to 6 am Monday. The westbound/southbound BQE exit ramp to Cadman Plaza West also will be closed. BQE exit ramp traffic will be diverted to the Atlantic Avenue exit onto Furman Street. While the Manhattan Bridge remains an alternative for Manhattan-bound traffic, motorists should also consider the Williamsburg Bridge or the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (MTA-tolled facility) due to an expected high volume of traffic. During this closure, there will be no reversal or change to the Brooklyn-bound traffic patterns and Brooklyn-bound motorists will use all regular lanes and ramps.

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One of four lanes of the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from 6 am to 2 pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

Two lanes on the lower level of the Long Island Expressway at the Brooklyn Queens Expressway connection will be closed westbound and one lane will be closed eastbound from 11 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday and from 11 pm Saturday to 10 pm Sunday by NY State DOT to facilitate paving.

One lane on the Queens Plaza South main roadway and on the service roadway from Crescent Street to 28th Street:will be closed from 2 am to 9 pm Saturday and Sunday to facilitate NYC Transit overhead track replacement work.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from 2 pm to 4:30 pm for the National Tartan Day Parade:
* 6th Avenue between 42nd Street and 56th Street
* 7th Avenue between 55th Street and 57th Street
* 44th Street and 45th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
* 55th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue

7th Avenue between 1st Street and 9th Street and 9th Street between 7th Avenue and Prospect Park West in Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from 10 am to 11:30 am for the Prospect Park Baseball Parade.

Broadway between 34th Street and 35th Street (pedestrian plaza) and 34th Street and 35th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue (curb lanes only) in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday from 9 am to midnight for the 40th Annual Macy’s Flower Show:

[Read More at DOT website]