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Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance

Head to Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park for the Pre-Party presented by New Balance. The venue is right on the water and includes five acres of recreational space and sports facilities, all with amazing views of Manhattan! Best yet, the park is easy to access via public transportaion.

Pick up your race materials, including your bib (which includes your timing tag) and the official bag that you can use to check your race-day clothing. Runners who aren’t able to attend the Pre-Party may send a proxy to pick up their race materials.

Check out Pre-Party details below, and check back during race week for more updates!

Address: Pier 2, 150 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY (see Google Maps)

We request that you leave pets at home. They are not permitted at the Pre-party. Thanks!


Dates and Times*  
Wednesday, May 13 12:00 noon–9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 14 12:00 noon–9:00 p.m.
Friday, May 15 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

*Last entry into bib pickup: 9:00 p.m. 

Getting There

Please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park transportation page for the best routes to the pre-party.


Note that parking is extremely limited at Brooklyn Bridge Park, public transportation is recommended. 

Pre-Party Details

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party will include tons of fun activities! Don't forget to check back during race week for more details.

Bands and DJs

Artists discovered on Fanum, booked by Gigzolo  
Wednesday, May 13  
DJ Ariella 6:15-7:00
Great Caesar 7:30-8:15
Oh Honey 8:45-9:30
Thursday, May 14  
DJ Mike Dominico 6:15-7:00
Ghost Beach 7:30-8:15
Good Great Fine Ok 8:45-9:30
Friday, May 15  
DJ Delro 6:15-7:00
The Score 7:30-8:15
Legs 8:45-9:30

For more information on the Pre-Party artists, visit

Fun Activities

Airbnb Tastings and Local Artist Workshops

Each evening Airbnb will aim to showcase local Brooklyn restaurants, bars, and shops from their Local List with tastings and live artist workshops from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

A map of Brooklyn, made from textiles collected from Airbnb hosts in different boroughs and created by local artist, Jennifer Moravillas, will also be displayed courtesy of Airbnb.

Klughaus Graffiti Artist

Each day, a graffiti artists from the Klughaus, a contemporary art gallery in New York, will be in the New Balance Tent customizing race race apparel.

Dates and Times
Wednesday 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Mini Golf Experience

Six holes of Mini Golf will be open during the pre-party, with each hole inspired by a distinct neighborhood in Brooklyn. 

In addition, there will be event postcard printing, and an Instagram photo booth so that you can share the fun with friends.

Great Food and Drink

Toby’s Estate, a small-batch coffee roaster in Brooklyn, will have an Espresso Bar in the New Balance Tent each day from 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Various local food vendors and trucks will be on-site each day, including the Mac Truck,Takumi Taco, Chickpea & Olive, and others, for all to experience the flavor of Brooklyn.

To wash down all the great food, local brewery Coney Island Brewing Cowill be at the party providing runners with a preview of what awaits them at the post-party. 

Awesome Merchandise

New Balance will be on hand each day with official New Balance-branded merchandise.

This will include running technical apparel, cotton lifestyle apparel, sublimated race-day singlets, and the latest from the spring 2015 footwear collection. 

Recycle Your Soles

New Balance will also support the Recycle Your Soles program by offering $25 coupons off a purchase of $100 or more, to be used at their flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. All visitors are encouraged to bring old running sneakers (or other shoes) which will be reused by Goodwill Industries of New York and New Jersey, whose mission is to empower people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.

NYRR Course Strategy Sessions

NYRR Coaches will be on-site each day to talk strategy and make sure that you are ready to go on race day. 

Dates and Times*
Wednesday 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00-7:00 p.m.

*Course strategy sessions will begin every hour.

Tata Consultancy Services, NYRR's Premier Partner, has teamed up with New York Road Runners to offer services designed to aid runners with their race day strategies. NYRR Coaching Staff will discuss the course turn-by-turn via the Course Strategy Sessions, powered by Tata Consultancy Services.  The NYRR Race Predictor, also powered by TCS, will take a runner’s inputted training details and accurately predict his or her finisher time, and pace bands will be available to help keep the runner on plan throughout the race.

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