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.

Feb
18

Arts & Culture
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Winter Sound Walks

As part of its Art in the Garden series, Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents three site-specific original compositions and sound installations meant to augment visitors’ appreciation of their natural surroundings.

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Feb
18

Arts & Culture
Tom Friedman: Looking Up

The name of Tom Friedman’s 10-foot-tall sculpture has multiple meanings.

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Feb
18

Arts & Culture
Whitney Museum of American Art: Andrea Carlson: Red Exit

Andrea Carlson has drawn on her Ojibwe roots to create a seascape focusing on renewal and reclamation.

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Mar
6

Arts & Culture
Museum of the City of New York: New York Responds

This exhibit continues the museum's tradition of collecting New York City's stories.

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Mar
6

Arts & Culture
Public Art Fund: Davina Semo: Reverberation

This Public Art Fund exhibit on Brooklyn's waterfront features five orange-pink bronze bells.

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Mar
6

Arts & Culture
Public Art Fund: LaGuardia Terminal B Permanent Commissions

LaGuardia's Terminal B features four site-specific art installations.

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Mar
6

Arts & Culture
Public Art Fund: Sam Moyer: Doors for Doris

Public Art Fund present Sam Moyer's archways, which use stone indigenous to the New York area.

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Mar
6

Arts & Culture
Max Neuhaus: Times Square

Max Neuhaus’ sound installation is a permanent contributor to Times Square’s cacophony.

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Mar
6

Arts & Culture
Black Lives Matter Tribute at the Africa Center

On its facade, the Africa Center installed a three-story tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Mar
6

Arts & Culture
Lawrence Weiner: ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY HAVE THE SAME FACE

The Jewish Museum shows an installation by Bronx-born conceptualist Lawrence Weiner.

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Mar
6

Arts & Culture
The Laundromat Project: Mabuhay

A group of artists painted a bright mural on the side wall of a restaurant in Queens’ Woodside neighborhood.

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Mar
6

Arts & Culture
Times Square Arts: Midnight Moment

Every night from 11:57pm to 12am, billboards throughout Times Square display digital artworks.

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Mar
6

Broadway
Wicked

Broadway megahit 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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Mar
6

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. A deformed musical genius, the Phantom, gives voice lessons to a struggling singer, falls in love and attempts to force her to return his feelings.

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Mar
6

Broadway
Chicago

This quintessential Broadway experience features showstopping tunes and slinky dancing to tell its story of murder, betrayal and all that jazz. The Tony winner spawned a hit movie.

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Mar
6

Broadway
The Lion King

Based on Disney's 1994 animated classic, this Broadway adaptation adds new songs by Elton John to the familiar story, along with jaw-dropping costumes.

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Mar
6

Museums & Galleries
Activist New York

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Mar
6

Broadway
Aladdin

Disney's Broadway adaptation of the movie brings the fantastical world of streetwise hero Aladdin, his love Princess Jasmine, his nemesis Jafar and his magical sidekick Genie to the Great White Way.

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Mar
6

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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Mar
6

Music
BAMcafé Live

BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of free live music and performance in BAM's Lepercq Space, a lounge and bar space in the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Recent series include the on-going residency with Black Rock Coalition (BRC). This year you can find some of the best artists from Brooklyn and beyond performing on the BAMcafé Live stage every Friday and Saturday night from October through June. The bar is open for drinks and light menu items beginning at 8pm. There is no cover charge and no drink minimum.

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Mar
6

Outdoors & Recreation
Visit Prospect Park

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Mar
6

Arts & Culture
Story Museum

Join this special story and activity time at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island's living history museum. Toddlers and kids up to age 5 are invited to the hour-long Story Museum, which takes place every Thursday morning. Please call 718-351-1611 ext. 280 to reserve a spot. For more information, visit http://historicrichmondtown.org/visit/events/event-info

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Mar
6

Museums & Galleries
On the Line: Intrepid & the Vietnam War

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Mar
6

Broadway
Hamilton

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama, this hip-hop musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton chronicles his complicated life as he goes from orphan child to war hero to political mastermind.

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