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.

Jul
1

Arts & Culture
Nancy Baker Cahill: Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell reflects on the evolution of liberty, freedom and democracy and encourages viewers to do the same.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Ana Flores: Forest Dialogue

Take a seat in one of the pair of bronze chairs positioned amid the dawn redwood and bald cypresses in front of Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery.

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Sep
24

Arts & Culture
Hispanic Society Museum & Library: Treasures on the Terrace

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (which runs mid-September to mid-October), this exhibition features large-scale photographic reproductions of 19 works from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru drawn from the museum's collection.

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Oct
2

Arts & Culture
Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Inspired by "What Is Left"

This text-based installation by Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, a Crown Heights–based arts collective, uses the words of the late poet Lucille Clifton to convey resiliency and perseverance.

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Oct
29

Arts & Culture
Madison Square Park: Abigail DeVille: Light of Freedom

Abigail DeVille’s Light of Freedom serves as a centerpiece for Madison Square Park Conservancy’s exploration of the roles of public art and civic spaces in these times.

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Nov
23

Arts & Culture
Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute: Studio Cooke John: Point of Action

A set of upright metal frames linked by concentric circles on the ground gives pedestrians the chance to rethink what it is to see and be seen.

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Nov
28

Museums & Galleries
Bruce Davidson: Outsider on the Inside

More than 100 images from Davidson's work in photojournalism are on display at the Queens Museum.

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Nov
28

Arts & Culture
Women of the Nation Arise!

Staten Island's role in the suffrage movement is examined.

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Nov
28

Things to Do
Harlem Renaissance 100 Events

Celebrate the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance with a year of events uptown.

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Nov
28

Museums & Galleries
The Nature of Color

an exploration of the many roles of color

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Nov
28

Museums & Galleries
Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York

to commemorate the organization's fiftieth anniversary

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Nov
28

Arts & Culture
Sophie Calle: Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

Near Green-Wood's main entrance, artist Sophie Calle has created an ongoing site-specific installation in the form of a headstone.

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Nov
28

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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Nov
28

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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Nov
28

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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Nov
28

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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Nov
28

Museums & Galleries
Activist New York

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Nov
28

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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Nov
28

Museums & Galleries
Origami Holiday Tree

Holiday decor gets a historical makeover with the American Museum of Natural History's annual Origami Holiday Tree.

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Nov
28

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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Nov
28

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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Nov
28

Attractions
Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Model trains navigate painstakingly crafted miniatures of New York City’s built environment, all made entirely out of plant parts. The Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium are among the 150 recreated landmarks.

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Nov
28

Outdoors & Recreation
Visit Prospect Park

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Nov
28

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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