March Madness 2018 in New York City

nycgo.com staff

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 is so big that it starts in February with the Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The action continues with the Big East Tournament at MSG and the Atlantic Coast Conference 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.

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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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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Nov
20

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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Nov
20

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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Nov
20

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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Nov
20

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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Nov
20

Broadway
The Lion King

More than 90 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that is The Lion King.

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Nov
20

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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Nov
20

Museums & Galleries
Activist New York

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Nov
20

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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Nov
20

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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Nov
20

Arts & Culture
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

This iconic song-and-dance extravaganza, featuring the legendary Rockettes, is one of the holiday season's must-see attractions.

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Nov
20

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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