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Free Brooklyn Half Marathon pre-party features live music, local food and neighborhood-themed mini-golf

Will Gleason

Whether or not you’ll be running the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon this Saturday, you’ll definitely want to participate in the Brooklyn Half Pre-Party over the next few days. From 12pm-9pm Wednesday and Thursday and from 10am-9pm on Friday, head to the Pier 2 Promenade in Brooklyn Bridge Park for free music, local food vendors, mini-golf and more.

Presented by New Balance, the three-day long event will feature a wide range of activities highlighting the neighborhoods the runners will be moving through on Saturday. One such activity is a six-hole, mini-golf course inspired by the borough. Each hole of the “Brooklyn Mini Golf Experience” is inspired by a different Brooklyn neighborhood (good luck maneuvering your ball around the mini strollers in Park Slope). Local restaurants, bars and shops will be showcased in workshops every night at the party from 5-9pm.

In addition to vendors like Mac Truck, Takumi Taco, Chickpea & Olive and Coney Island Brewing Co, there will be live music every night from bands including Ghost Beach and Great Good Fine Ok. You can see the full list of entertainment here. Basically, it’s all the fun of a marathon without, you know, actually having to run.


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