BREAKING: PART OF MUMMERS NEW YEARS CELEBRATION POSTPONED



Alex Lloyd Gross File photo-Delaware Valley News.com The Mummers Parade

by Alex Lloyd Gross

Due to expected bad weather, the city has postponed the 2022 Mummers parade until Sunday, Jan 2, 2022.  All previously purchased tickets will be honored.  The show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center  will go on as scheduled on New Years Day. There are two shows that day, 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM.. This is an indoor event. Masks are mandatory.

The costumes and musical instruments used by the mummers are expensive and could be damaged. by the rain. Remember the anger and disgust  many years ago when the string bands were bused up Broad Street and did not play, due to weather.

The Visit Philadelphia New Year’s Day Fireworks Spectacular at Penn’s Landing originally scheduled for Saturday, January 1 at 6 p.m. is cancelled due to forecasted inclement weather. However, New Year’s Eve fireworks shows—The Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront at 6 p.m. and at midnight—will still be held as planned, rain or shine. More information is available online.

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 2 through the conclusion of the parade:

  • 15th Street from Arch Street to Chestnut Street
  • Market Street from 15th Street to 21st Street
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16th Street to 20th Street
  • North Broad Street from Cherry Street to John F. Kennedy Boulevard
  • 16th Street from Chestnut Street to Race Street
  • 17th Street from Ben Franklin Parkway to Ludlow Street
  • 18th Street from Race Street to Ludlow Street
  • 19th Street from Ben Franklin Parkway to Chestnut Street
  • 1500 block of Ranstead Street
  • 1300 block of Carpenter Street
  • 1000 block of South 13th Street
  • Chestnut Street from 15th Street to 18th Street (north side)
  • Cherry Street from 15th Street to 17th Street
  • Arch Street from 15th Street to 17th Street
  • Washington Avenue from 12th Street to 18th Street

Broad Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from South Penn Square to Washington Avenue on Sunday, January 2—beginning at 7 a.m. through the conclusion of the parade.

Vehicular traffic will not be permitted to cross Broad Street while the parade is in progress. Delays can be expected during the course of the event. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event. Those driving should also refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow, and is illegal.

Additional Parking Restrictions on January 2, 2022

Temporary “No Parking” zones will be in effect from 2 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 2—both sides of street unless otherwise noted:

  • Broad Street from Arch Street to Ellsworth Street
  • Juniper Street from John F. Kennedy Boulevard to South Penn Square (east side)
  • South Penn Square from Juniper Street to 15th Street
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16th Street to 20th Street
  • Logan Circle (north side)
  • North Broad Street from Cherry Street to John F. Kennedy Boulevard
  • 16th Street from Chestnut Street to Race Street
  • 17th Street from Ben Franklin Parkway to Ludlow Street
  • 18th Street from Race Street to Ludlow Street
  • 19th Street from Ben Franklin Parkway to Chestnut Street
  • 19th Street from John F. Kennedy Boulevard to Market Street
  • 1500 block of Ranstead Street
  • 1300 block of Carpenter Street
  • 1000 block of South 13th Street
  • Chestnut Street from 15th Street to 18th Street (north side)
  • Cherry Street from 15th Street to 17th Street
  • Arch Street from 15th Street to 17th Street
  • Washington Avenue from 12th Street to 18th Street

 


Alex Lloyd Gross
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