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5 Can’t Miss Events This Week In NYC

This week in NYC, the NFL Draft, Contemporary Art, and Jazz in Harlem highlight our activities list!

The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival at the Apollo Theater, Sunday May 4-10

Harlem Jazz

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The 21st New York African Film Festival begins, Wednesday, May 7-26

New York African Film

Photo via africanfilmny.org

The NFL Draft comes back to Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, May 8-10

NFL Draft

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Bronx Week kicks off, Thursday, May 8-18

Bronx

Photo via Bronx Tourism Council

 

The Frieze Contemporary Art Fair take over Randall’s Island, Friday, May 9-12

Frieze Art

Photo via Facebook / Frieze New York

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Where to Watch the NFC & AFC Championship in NYC

Alright Football fans, the road to MetLife Stadium has come down to four. This Sunday is championship weekend in the NFL and we soon will have our Super Bowl matchup set.

So who are you rooting for? Don’t have a dog in the fight? Head to one of these team specific NFL Championship watch parties this weekend and you’ll be sure to find one. This Sunday these are the official NYC watch parties for each of the remaining teams.

Where to watch the NFC Championship if you are a 49ers fan:

Finnerty’s

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Where to watch the NFC Championship if you are a Seahawks fan:

Carlow East

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Where to watch the AFC Championship if you are a Patriots fan:

Traffic Hell’s Kitchen

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Where to watch the AFC Championship if you are a Broncos fan:

Mustang Henry’s

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Where will you be watching the games on Sunday? Tell us on twitter at @GrayLineNewYork

Important Information About Super Bowl XLVIII in NYC

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Will there be another Super Bowl Parade in NYC in 2014?

The NFL Season may have just started, but we’re already getting excited about its conclusion. At the end of this season, for the first time ever, the Super Bowl will be played at MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. This will be the first Super Bowl in the history of the NFL that will be played in an outdoor stadium in the northern United States, meaning that for the first time ever, frigid weather may play a huge factor in the game. It’s going to be an historic day, and right here we are going to provide you with all of the latest, most up to date info about the event. So bookmark this page and check back regularly so you don’t miss out.

When is Super Bowl XLVIII?

The 2014 Super Bowl in NY/NJ will be played on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Where is the 2014 Super Bowl being played?

The Super Bowl will be played at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Giants, in East Rutherford, NJ.

What is Super Bowl Boulevard?

In the week leading up to the big game, the stretch of Broadway between 34th and 44th streets will be closed down for a free, outdoor, interactive football themed experience for fans. Super Bowl Boulevard will be open to the public from January 29-February 1, between noon and 11 p.m. daily.

What can I do at Super Bowl Boulevard?

  • Toboggan Run: Ride down a winter themed slide that stretches from 40th to 41st streets
  • The Numerals: Take a picture with the oversized XLVIII Roman Numerals which will be on 42nd street
  • The Lombardi Trophy: Each of the four days, the holy grail of football, the Vince Lombardi Trophy, will come to Super Bowl Boulevard for fans to see and take pictures
  • Autograph Sessions: Between 39th and 40th streets you will find current and former NFL players signing autographs from noon until 6 p.m.
  • Concert Stage: In the same spot beginning at 8 p.m., stop by to see nightly concerts on the Super Bowl Boulevard Concert Stage
  • Macy’s Video Show: NFL Films will be projecting 10-minute video shows on the façade of Macy’s at Herald Square
  • More activities are expected to be announced in the months and weeks leading up to the big game

What’s the weather going to be like during Super Bowl Week?

It’s tough to tell at this point in time, but if you put stock in the Farmer’s Almanac, a giant snow storm will hit NYC between Feb. 1 and Feb. 3, so there’s that…

Remember, bookmark this page and check back soon so you can stay updated on all of the happenings of Super Bowl XLVIII in NYC!

 

2013 NFL Draft in NYC

A sailor announces a pick at the 2012 NFL Draft

A sailor announces a pick at the 2012 NFL Draft

It’s that time of year again, when the best college football players from around the nation diverge upon New York City to find out where they will begin their professional careers next fall. Who will Kansas City take with this year’s first overall pick? Find out this Thursday at Radio City Music Hall.

Have you ever gone to see the draft in person? It’s a wonderful experience and best of all, it’s free- but getting tickets can be difficult because they are distributed on a first come, first served basis. Here’s how to get tickets to the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft:

  • Wristbands will be distributed on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. for entrance to the first round which takes place on Thursday night.
  • You must be present to get your wristband. No picking one up for your buddy who couldn’t get out of work in time. You have to be there
  • On Draft Day, doors will open at 6:40 p.m. when tickets will be distributed to those fans with a wristband.
  • You can begin lining up at 6 p.m. to try to get the best seats. (Note: officially, you are only allowed to line up as early as 6 p.m., however fans have been known to arrive as early as 8 a.m.)
  • Enter Radio City Music Hall and watch as Commissioner Roger Goodell announces the unofficial beginning to the 2013 NFL season.

Are you going to the draft this year? How early do you plan on getting there? Tell us your story by sending an email to klawless@twinamerica.com

Don’t forget to join us on Twitter for this week’s #GLNYchat, where we will discuss all things NFL & NYC.

Photo Credit: Flickr / Official U.S. Navy Imagery

Where to watch the Super Bowl in NYC if you’re a Ravens fan

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On Wednesday we told you where you should watch the Super Bowl if you happen to be a 49ers fan in New York City. Today, we’ve found a couple of great spots to watch the game if you bleed purple! This one’s for the Baltimore Ravens fans looking for fellow die hards to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday with:

Wharf Bar and GrillMidtown East

Head up to 3rd and 39th to find this fantastic sports bar which will be crammed with Baltimore Raven’s fans on Super Bowl Sunday. Just make sure you get there early because every Raven fan in the city will be trying to get in.

SideBARUnion Square

This Union Square bar is perfect for watching the Ravens and serves as the host of a weekly meetup for Raven fans. If you forget to wear purple next week, you’ll probably stand out.

Photo Credit: Flickr /Constellation Energy

Where to watch the Super Bowl in NYC if you’re a 49ers fan

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The Super Bowl matchup is finally set and the first Sunday in February will see the San Francisco 49ers face off against the Baltimore Ravens. While this year’s Super Bowl doesn’t feature any New York teams, you’re still probably going to want to watch the big game, so let us help you out. Here is a list of great spots in NYC where you can watch the biggest game in all of sport, if you root for the :

Finnerty’sEast Village

Finnerty’s in the East Village will surely be showing the game. After all, it is NYC’s unofficial 49ers bar. So put on your favorite Smith jersey (I’m partial to Aldon) and meet your friends from San Francisco on 2md Avenue and 13th Street

HiberniaHell’s Kitchen

Hibernia isn’t a Niners bar, but you certainly won’t find any Ravens fans here on Sunday. As the Unofficial Steelers bar of NYC, this crown may be rooting for San Francisco even harder than the group at Finnerty’s.

Photo Credit: Flickr / Caitlinator

 

New York Jets Legend Joe Namath to be Honored by Ride of Fame

We are proud to announce that Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath will be the next Ride of Fame inductee!

Broadway Joe was drafted first overall by the New York Jets in 1965.  His Hall of Fame career included five AFL All-Star selections, one NFL Pro Bowl, two AFL MVPs, an American Football League Championship in 1968 and, of course, one Super Bowl Championship.  The Jets were heavy underdogs to the Baltimore Colts before Super Bowl III, but Namath lead the team to an historic upset.  Three days before the game, Namath famously guaranteed victory.

Namath spent his college career with the Alabama Crimson Tide, where he won a National Championship under legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.  While looking back upon his career, Bryant called Joe, “the greatest athlete I ever coached,” which is pretty high praise coming from a man who spent 46 years in the game.

Joe Namath will be joining Henrik Lundqvist, Reggie Jackson and Roger Maris as the only athletes to be honored by Gray Line New York’s Ride of Fame.  The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at Pier 78 on September 12th at 11 a.m.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out how you can be a VIP at the ceremony, where there will be a few surprises including a meet and greet with the star.