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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:30 am

Alternate side parking regulations are in effect all month long in June.

Queensites, heads up and sneakers on! Howard Beach’s 5K Walk-A-Thon will close down these streets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2:

101st Street between 159th and 160th streets;

160th Avenue between 101st and 100th streets;

100th Street between 160th and 157th avenues;

157th Avenue between 100th and 82nd streets;

82nd Street between 157th and 158th avenues;

84th Street between 158th and 157th streets; and

157th Avenue between 84th and 101st streets.

Get ready for the subway series at Citi Field! The Mets will play the Yankees at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23 and 1 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Then the Mets face the Phillies at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, the Cardinals at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3 and 1 p.m. Monday, June 4. They battle the Reds at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15 and the Orioles at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19.

Attention drivers - both the northbound and southbound bridges (over the Amtrak/CSX Railroad) on the Bruckner Expressway are closed 10 p.m. Friday, June 1 to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 3.

The Cycling Tour De Brooklyn, running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, starts and ends in Commodore Barry Park. There are no official street closures, but traffic will definitely slow as police usher the riders through the areas of Fort Greene, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Midwood, Kensington and Prospect Heights. Jackson Heights’ Pride Parade closes down 37th Avenue between 74th and 85th Streets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Summer Walk in Kew Gardens closes Main St. between 71st Rd. and 72nd Avenue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New York can’t seem to get enough of presidential gridlock! Obama is swooping into town Monday, June 4; he’ll likely fly into JFK at 11 a.m., take his chopper to the Wall Street helipad and by noon, his motorcade will head to the FDR Drive and makes its way north. On 23rd Street, he will cross east to Park Avenue, where he’ll attend the first fundraiser of the day, at The Waldorf Astoria at 301 Park Ave., and 51st Street and Park Avenue between 52nd and 49th streets will be closed. Around 2 p.m., he’ll head back to the FDR Drive toward the Upper East Side, en route to his next stop, home of hedge funder Mark Lasry. Around 5 p.m., he’ll take surface streets to his last and biggest fundraiser at the New Amsterdam Theatre, on W. 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. That event will be hosted by Bill Clinton, who is due to make an appearance at 7 p.m. Obama’s motorcade will likely use the FDR again to make its way back to the Wall Street helipad at 9 p.m. On Thursday, June 14, the POTUS returns to New York to attend a fundraiser at Sarah Jessica Parker’s townhouse in the West Village.

Have questions on traffic, transit or a ticket you got? Want to know when Gridlock Alert Days are? Email the Queens Traffic Guru at TrafficGuruSS@qchron.net or write to Queens Traffic Guru, 611 Broadway, Suite 415, New York NY, 10012.

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