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NYC Sporting Events This Month - December 2018

December 15, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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NYC Sporting Events This Month Photo: Joseph O'Connell/Flickr 

Sometimes you just want to get out in the stands and cheer on your team. In New York City, you can do that! No matter what your preferred sport is (basketball, hockey, baseball, etc.), the City Guide calendar is filling in all the blanks. Don't miss a game this season, from college to the minor leagues all the way up to the pros.

Watson Adventures’ Escape From Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
December 15, 2018 - New York

Congratulations: You’ve been poisoned! That’s the bad news at the start of this scavenger hunt for adults in Grand Central Station. The good news is that the evil genius who did this is giving you two hours to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. To find it, you’ll have to follow a trail of clues to answer tricky questions, tackle sneaky puzzles and ultimately crack the secret code that will unlock the box. Does your team have what it takes to unlock the box and escape Grand Central? Your life may depend on it. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required.

World Championship Boxing: Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding - Madison Square Garden
December 15, 2018 - New York

World Championship Boxing: Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding

Vegas Golden Knights at New York Rangers - Madison Square Garden
December 16, 2018 - New York

Vegas Golden Knights at New York Rangers

Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks - Barclay Center
December 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Nets take on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, December 16. Parm, an acclaimed casual Italian restaurant, is the perfect place to start your Barclays Center experience. Make your dinner reservation for Parm by calling 917.618.6340 or online through RESERVE. For information on individual suites, please call 718.BK.SUITE. For hotel information, please visit New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For special rates, check "corporate/promotional code" and then enter W85.

Duke Blue Devils Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Mens Basketball - Madison Square Garden
December 20, 2018 - New York

Duke Blue Devils Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Mens Basketball

Uconn Huskies At Villanova Wildcats - Madison Square Garden
December 22, 2018 - New York

Uconn Huskies At Villanova Wildcats

Premier Boxing Champions: Jermall Charlo vs. Willie Monroe Jr. - Barclay Center
December 22, 2018 - Brooklyn

Saturday, December 22, don't miss an exciting night of BROOKLYN BOXING fights at Barclays Center, featuring undefeated middleweight Jermall Charlo vs. Willie Monroe Jr. and undefeated super welterweight Jermell Charlo vs. Tony Harrison. Plus, in a 10-round heavyweight attraction, WBC mandatory challenger and 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic "Trouble" Breazeale will battle Carlos Negron, a member of the Puerto Rican boxing team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks - Madison Square Garden
December 25, 2018 - New York

Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks

Harlem Globetrotters - Madison Square Garden
December 27, 2018 - New York

New this year, you can download the Globetrotters' interactive mobile application with exclusive features, including an augmented reality (AR) basketball toss game. You can also use the app to participate in an extended world record by spinning a ball on your finger. The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, with some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus women stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green*. Back by popular demand are the Flying Globies acrobatic trampoline dunk team. (*player availability subject to change) The Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Don't miss out –get your tickets today! Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime Harlem Globetrotter experience with "Magic Pass." The unique 30-minute pre-show event will provide unprecedented access to the stars of the team, as you learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take photos on the court. To purchase Magic Pass tickets, click here.

New York Islanders At New York Rangers - Madison Square Garden
January 10, 2019 - New York

New York Islanders At New York Rangers

Indiana Pacers At New York Knicks - Madison Square Garden
January 11, 2019 - New York

Indiana Pacers At New York Knicks

Philadelphia 76ers At New York Knicks - Madison Square Garden
January 13, 2019 - New York

Philadelphia 76ers At New York Knicks

A Whole Different Ball Game: Playing through 60 Years of Sports Video Games - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 10, 2019 - Astoria

Tennis for Two was the world's first video game. When it debuted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory's public exhibition in 1958, its goals and actions were familiar to visitors because it simulated a sport they already understood. Though rudimentary, the ball and net depicted on an oscilloscope were enough to intuit a game of tennis. Yet the experience of playing Tennis for Two was completely different from playing an actual tennis match. Tennis for Two did not directly influence the video game industry, but it marks the beginning of a long relationship between sports and video games. A Whole Different Ball Game presents a selection of more than 40 playable sports video games spanning the last six decades, examining the complex relationships between game, sport, media, and culture. Despite the widespread prevalence of video games today, sports are still the games that Americans most regularly encounter, whether on television, via apparel and other consumer goods, or through play, including organized leagues and pickup games. Video game developers leverage this familiarity by producing some of the highest grossing titles on the market. The most lucrative professional sports le... (read more)

Harlem & Bronx Bike Tour - Brooklyn Giro Bike Tours
Through December 30, 2020 - New York

A 25 mile, cyclist dream ride through areas of NYC most do not dare to see - Upper Manhattan, Harlem & The Bronx - with stops at Yankee Stadium, some of the most beautiful, unseen parks in NYC, Green-ways, Historic Homes, and breathtaking water views. Explore the unexplored in one of NYC's overlooked boroughs and feel like a local.

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