March Madness 2019 in New York City

nycgo.com staff

(Updated 01/16/2019)

New York City is the birthplace of major college basketball—the site of its first “big game” in Notre Dame vs. NYU, which was the second half of a 1934 doubleheader; its first major tournament, the NIT, which debuted in 1938; and the first NCAA Tournament in 1939.

This year, March Madness in New York City includes the Big East Tournament at MSG and the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Barclays Center. And, yes, the stately NIT once again holds its final two rounds in Manhattan. For more on the college basketball postseason in NYC, read on.

Mar
13

Sports
Big East Basketball

All of the league's teams compete for bragging rights and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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Mar
13

Sports
Atlantic 10 Tournament

All the basketball teams in the Atlantic 10 conference take part in a single-elimination playoff.

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Hotels Near Madison Square Garden

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Hotels Near Madison Square Garden

Here’s where to stay when you’re going to the Midtown Manhattan arena.

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Hotels Near Barclays Center

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Hotels Near Barclays Center

Here’s where to stay when you’re going to the Brooklyn arena.

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Jan
30

Concerts
American Songbook

Lincoln Center's annual celebration of the art and craft of songwriting, the American Songbook features an eclectic mix of performers, styles and genres.

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Jan
21

Broadway
Wicked

Wicked shows us how two unlikely friends grew to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch—long before Dorothy dropped into the land of Oz.

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Jan
21

Broadway
The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous creation, based on a popular French novel, is the longest-running musical on Broadway.

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Jan
21

Off-Broadway
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys tells the story of '60s musical sensation The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.

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Jan
21

Broadway
Chicago

This quintessential Broadway experience features show-stopping tunes, slinky dancing and a story of murder, betrayal, revenge, friendship, fame and all that jazz.

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Jan
21

Broadway
The Lion King

More than 90 million people around the world have seen this popular Disney musical, based on the animated movie of the same name.

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Jan
21

Off-Broadway
Sistas

The women of a family gather in their recently departed matriarch’s attic to sort through her belongings, and end up telling the story of the black female experience in America

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Jan
21

Museums & Galleries
Activist New York

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Jan
21

Broadway
Kinky Boots

Grammy Award–winner Cyndi Lauper and Tony winner Harvey Fierstein coauthored this musical comedy, based on the 2005 indie film hit.

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Jan
21

Off-Broadway
En el tiempo de las mariposas

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Jan
21

Attractions
Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal

The beaux-arts landmark serves as the location for the annual holiday train show, which features model trains zipping through a miniature NYC.

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Jan
21

Tours
Sex and the City Tavern Tour

Missing Carrie & Co? Now that the long-awaited film has debuted, put on those Manolo Blahniks and come with a thirst for Cosmopolitans and nostalgia for the show. Trace their footsteps on a tour of sites associated with the program, with stops at several of their frequented bars. $15 For times, dates and reservations: 212-465-3331

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