8. Check out the Official NYC Marathon Events

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The TCS NYC Marathon also has official events along the route. In Manhattan, there’s the Charity Cheer Zone from Fifth Avenue, East 90th Street to East 92nd Street where there will be cheer zones for select charities amongst New York Road Runners’ 380+ official charity partners, who are fundraising for their causes. There will also be a DJ. New Balance sponsors the Mile 16 Block Party with a DJ, Jumbotron, the local NYRR marching band. At Columbus Circle, there’s a TCS Cheer Zone along with the United Stage. At Fourth Avenue and Atlantic Avenue at the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Stage will be on.