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.

Apr
19

Things to Do
Stonewall 50 Events at the NYPL Branches

The New York Public Library celebrates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with a series of special events across NYC.

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Apr
19

Performing Arts
Reich Richter Part

Two collaborations with German painter Gerhard Richter are the basis for this unique mix of art, music and film.

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Apr
19

Museums & Galleries
James Van Der Zee: Studio

Exhibition of 40 portraits from noted African-American photographer.

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Apr
19

Museums & Galleries
The Value of Sanctuary

an artistic exploration of the role of the Cathedral as a sanctuary

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Apr
19

Museums & Galleries
Ashley Longshore at DVF Flagship

International Women’s Month pop-up gallery at the DVF flagship store.

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Apr
19

Museums & Galleries
Punk Graphics, 1976–1986

The Museum of Arts and Design explores the history of graphic design and how the punk and post-punk movements helped reshape the art form.

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Apr
19

Museums & Galleries
The Roof Garden Commission: Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot

The Met Fifth Avenue's newest Roof Garden collaboration comes courtesy of Polish visual artist Alicja Kwade.

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Apr
19

Performing Arts
Merce Cunningham Centennial

The Joyce Theater celebrates the incredibly influential dancer’s legacy with three companies performing some of his greatest works.

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Apr
19

Museums & Galleries
The Hugo Boss Prize 2018

The 2018 award went to NYC-based, Chicago-born contemporary artist Simone Leigh.

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Apr
19

Off-Broadway
Accidentally Brave

Maddie Corman's one-woman show about a marriage and family in crisis.

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Apr
19

Museums & Galleries
Punk Lust: Raw Provocation 1971–1985

An exhibition at the Museum of Sex looks at the connection between punk culture and sexuality.

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Apr
19

Museums & Galleries
Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants

An interactive exhibition that explores the cultural, artistic and scientific impact of collecting plant life.

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Hotels Near Madison Square Garden

Hotels
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

Hotels
Hotels Near Barclays Center

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

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Apr
19

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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Apr
19

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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Apr
19

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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Apr
19

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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Apr
19

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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Apr
19

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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Apr
19

Museums & Galleries
Activist New York

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Apr
19

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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Apr
19

Performing Arts
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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Apr
19

Outdoors & Recreation
Visit Prospect Park

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Apr
19

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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Apr
19

Museums & Galleries
New American Wing Galleries

Twenty-five new and expanded galleries provide visitors with a rich history of American art from the eighteenth through the early twentieth century. The museum's collection of American paintings are displayed together for the first time including works by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer. The centerpiece of the new installation is Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's 1851 painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware".

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