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.

Aug
18

Museums & Galleries
Blue Man Group: Ready…Go!

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Aug
18

Museums & Galleries
Walt Whitman: America’s Poet

NYPL celebrates Whitman’s 200th birthday with an exhibit of his work.

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Aug
18

Broadway
Betrayal

Harold Pinter’s 1978 play is a tale of extramarital affairs.

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Aug
18

Off-Broadway
Broadway Bounty Hunter

An unemployed, middle-aged actress gets an unlikely gig as a bounty hunter in this zany Off-Broadway musical comedy.

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Aug
18

Restaurants
Mastercard Priceless Restaurant Opening

Get a taste of international delicacies at this new restaurant from Mastercard.

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Aug
19

Broadway
Sea Wall / A Life

Two family men take audiences on a journey they won’t soon forget.

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Aug
22

Concerts
Rockin' the River Music Cruises

These sunset cruises on the Hudson River offer spectacular views and live music.

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Aug
24

Museums & Galleries
Look Both Ways

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Dave Eggers and Kim Gordon’s typographical work is on view at SVA.

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Aug
24

Music
Harlem Jazz & Music Festival

Celebrate at this eight-day long series of events, featuring jazz, blues and hip-hop performances from local talent.

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Sep
2

Film & TV
Seaport Cinema

Catch free Monday night movies on the rooftop at Pier 17.

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Sep
5

Museums & Galleries
Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings

Exhibition of 70 drawings by American artist Eva Hesse.

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Sep
6

Broadway
Derren Brown: Secret

Illusionist Derren Brown brings his mind-blowing act to Broadway.

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Aug
18

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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Aug
18

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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Aug
18

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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Aug
18

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. The Tony Award–winning show spawned the hit movie.

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Aug
18

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 sweeping vistas of the African savanna where the story is set along with jaw-dropping costumes.

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Aug
18

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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Aug
18

Museums & Galleries
Activist New York

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Aug
18

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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Aug
18

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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Aug
18

Outdoors & Recreation
Harlem Week

Harlem Week is actually a monthlong celebration of the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history. Events include an auto show, children’s festival, small-business expo, fashion show, educational fair, outdoor film screening, dance party and a 5k run.

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Aug
18

Outdoors & Recreation
Visit Prospect Park

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Aug
18

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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