How To Do: The NYC Marathon!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Call Time/Location

EVENT TIME: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

CALL LOCATION: SW corner of East 111th Street and First Avenue, Manhattan


Your 2018 marching set and bonus tracks.


Winter blacks:

  • Black shirt, jacket, sweatshirt, hoodie, sweater…layer up in all black
  • Black pants
  • Black shoes or sneakers
  • Band-supplied purple scarf
  • For musicians, your white band hat (we’ll have spares on hand for new members, and we’ll have band-supplied purple plumes, too!)


By train: Take the Second Avenue Q to 96th Street, then walk north to East 111th Street, then right to 1st Avenue.
By car: Park as close to E 91st Street and First Avenue as possible. Bear in mind that there WILL be highway, road, and street closures due to the marathon, and access from the west side of Manhattan will likely be better than from the east (since the marathon will close streets in Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx). The full list of street closures can be found here. Parking is…Manhattan Upper East Side parking. Factor in time to look for a spot, or source a garage in the area.

What to Bring

In addition to your instrument, lyre, and music, you may also want to bring a folding bag chair to sit on during breaks. There are business and restaurants nearby, and after we’re done playing, many of us will go to eat lunch together at an eatery in the area!


50° and mostly sunny. Enjoy the nice day!