NYC Sporting Events This Month - April 2019April 20, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.
Rage & Release Presents: Runner's High - Come Back Daily
April 20, 2019 - New York
Join us on Saturday, April 20 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm for Runner's High. A 420 Experience Presented by Rage & Release Embark on a fun 4.20 mile run to celebrate and explore the rich history of cannabis in NYC. All fitness levels welcome, and there will be a few special stops along the way that include Washington Square Park and Battery Park, among others. Start/Check In: Come Back Daily Tribeca 381 Broadway, New York, NY 10013 Bag check is available. Refreshments will be served. FREE WITH RSVP
Top Rank Boxing: Terence Crawford v Amir Khan - Madison Square Garden
April 20, 2019 - New York
World Championship Boxing returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 20th as two of the sport's biggest stars face off in the year's most anticipated welterweight showdown when TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORD puts his WBO Welterweight World Title on the line against the pride of Bolton, England, AMIR "King" KHAN. Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs), from Omaha, Neb., is ranked by many experts as the world's best fighter, a switch-hitting dynamo who has reigned supreme in three weight classes. Crawford made history when he unified all four 140-pound titles in 2017 before moving up to Welterweight. Crawford will be stepping into The Garden's famed Boxing ring for the third time in his career. Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) burst into the public consciousness at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens when, at 17 years of age, he captured a silver medal for Great Britain. The lightning quick former unified 140-pound champion has won seven of his last eight bouts as he prepares to take on the pound-for-pound king in a legacy-defining superfight. Before the main event, a pair of 21-year-old wunderkinds — Teofimo Lopez and Shakur Stevenson — will look to steal the show in their respective co-feature bouts. Steve... (read more)
Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
April 20, 2019 - New York
Discover hidden history, cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal in this unique scavenger hunt. You'll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, times for "ghost" trains in the former arrivals room, the gourmet extravaganza of the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the Whispering Gallery, the delightful exhibits in the Transit Museum Annex, the dazzling art deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising murals and carvings in the Graybar Passage, the snack heaven that is the Dining Concourse, hidden art, and more. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required.
Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
April 27, 2019 - New York
Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt in Central Park! See the best of the park below 72nd Street and discover places you might otherwise never find. You’ll uncover secret passages, mysterious symbols, hidden history, movie and TV locations and writing in the sky. Highlights include a bird sanctuary (find out why birds won’t go near it), the Carousel, the Dairy, Strawberry Fields (almost named for Bing Crosby!), the Sheep Meadow, the Mall, the Bethesda Fountain and the Lake (made from a swamp). Advance purchase is required.
Riddell Precision-Fit Individual Player 3D Head Scanning Event - Hanover Marriott
April 28, 2019 - Whippany
On April 28, Riddell Sports will be offering an exclusive opportunity for high school and college players to get 3D-Scanned for Riddell Precision-Fit. This elite level experience has previously only been available to NFL & Division 1 athletes. Players who attend this event will be offered an exclusive opportunity to purchase Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Helmets for the 2019 season. The event will be held at the Hanover Marriott at 1401 Rt 10 E, Whippany, NJ. Follow the event link to reserve a time slot and learn more about our Precision-Fit scanning process and cost structure.
Britfest Car Show 2019 - Horseshoe Lake Park
May 04, 2019 - Succasunna
The MG Car Club Central Jersey Centre will sponsor Britfest on May 4,2019 an all British car show held since 1992. The show features sports cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles celebrating British auto history. The show, very popular with British car and motorcycle enthusiasts, attracts up to 250 vehicles and up to 800 spectators annually. This year as in the past few years, Britfest will be held at Horseshoe Lake Park in the Roxbury Township Recreation and Municipal Complex, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, New Jersey on May 4, 2019, rain or shine. Every year a chosen marque is celebrated at the show. This year we are celebrating the Austin Healey 3000, but all British marques are welcome. The show will be held from 9am - 3pm. Pre-registration before 4/15/19 is $20 after 4/15/19 and at the gate, the cost is $25. Spectator admission is $3. Voting on your favorite cars in 20 different classes will take place from 9am to 12noon. Prizes will be awarded at 2pm. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars. There will also be door prizes, vendors and food available at the show. To obtain an entry form please go to our website at www.mgccnj.org. Any questions please contact Eliot Ganek... (read more)
Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Runyon 5K, which will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Yankee Stadium. 100% of donations raised will directly support bold and innovative scientists funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Since the inaugural event in 2009, thousands of Runyon 5K participants have helped raise more than $5.2 million for breakthrough cancer research. “Each year, the Runyon 5K draws people from all five boroughs and the entire tri-state area, and beyond. From cancer survivors and their friends and family members to baseball fans and runners, all participants come with a common goal: to support groundbreaking cancer research that will save lives,” said Yung S. Lie, PhD, President and CEO of Damon Runyon. “We encourage anyone who has been touched by cancer to join us at Yankee Stadium on May 11.” The Runyon 5K route starts at Gate 4 and winds through the ballpark’s concourses and ramps, and up the stairs between levels. Participants have the opportunity to take two laps around the warning track that circles the field, appear on the centerfield video board, and meet scientists funded by Damon Runyon. The 2019 Runyon 5K is pre... (read more)
Celebrity Softball Game - Yankee Stadium
May 16, 2019 - Bronx
Join All-Star New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia at his second Celebrity Softball Game on May 16, 2019 at Yankee Stadium at 6:30PM. It will be an incredible night featuring two celebrity teams, a VIP reception, a silent auction, a trophy presentation, and more. This year's game will feature celebrity participants squaring-off under the lights of Yankee Stadium, all in the name of charity. Fans can join the action by purchasing tickets ranging from general seating to VIP. Tickets start at $20. All proceeds from the event benefit the PitCCh In Foundation and the New York Yankees Foundation.