For those of you not running in the marathon (lazy!) there are lots of ways to participate in the festivities on Sunday, including listening to free music and watching the race from some prime viewing spots.
Upper West Siders get the best view of the marathon, I think, because we get to see people in the last mile, after they have passed all normal barriers to human endurance (the first guy who ran the marathon died for goodness sake!) and are in desperate need of inspiration. It’s worth checking out. The full spectator guide is here.
There are going to be a few free concerts in the neighborhood for the marathon, including some near the finish line (around 72nd Street in Central Park) and others at Columbus Circle. All the concerts are listed here.
For more great events, check out our weekly calendar, and if you want to see some great 70’s movies check out the film festival at Lincoln Center featuring movies with Jewish stars of the 60’s and 70’s.
Photo montage by caruba via flickr.