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Mark your calendars for March 7-12 as the VCU Rams travel north to New York City for the 2023 A-10 Men’s Backetball Championship.

Join VCU Alumni and the VCU community for a host of exciting tournament activities! Registration for VCU Alumni events opens Wednesday, Feb. 1. Be one of the first to sign up for the many events that VCU is hosting throughout NYC.

Need help getting around NYC? Plan your Subway trip online.

Learn more about the tournament and get individual game tickets from A-10. All-session books are available through VCU Athletics.

Familiarize yourself with Barclays Center’s bag policy and prohibited items.


A-10 Pregame Reception

VCU Alumni hosts a pregame party 2½ hours prior to VCU’s first session. Celebrate VCU’s return to Barclays with food and drink, camaraderie, and swag

Where: Barclays Center 40/40 Club – 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY (nearest subway station is Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center)
When: Date and time TBD based on A-10 conference play. Reception begins 2½ hours before the first men’s basketball session.
Cost: $25. Ticket includes a two-hour open bar, buffet and VCU swag.

Note: You must have a session ticket to enter Barclays for the pregame reception.


Fan Headquarters

Prior to each VCU game, hang out and enjoy VCU camaraderie.

Where: Black Forest Brooklyn – 733 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217 (nearest subway station is Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center or Lafayette Avenue)
When: Before each VCU game (except the first game)
Cost: Free; enjoy VCU swag and hang out with VCU alumni and fans.


A-10 Kickoff Social

Hosted by the VCU Alumni Richmond and New York City chapters.

Where: Hair of the Dog NYC, 168 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. the night before the first VCU game
Cost: Free


VCU on ‘Today’

Showcase your VCU pride on national TV!

Where: 35 W. 48th St., New York, NY (nearest subway station is 47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center)
When: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8
Cost: Free


Headshots and Happy Hour

Have you been rocking the same headshot since 2019? Get a a new one taken and network with alumni over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Where: Black Forest Brooklyn, 733 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217 (nearest subway station is Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center or Lafayette Avenue)
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 10
Cost: $15


VCU on Broadway: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Enjoy the Broadway musical “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Afterward, meet VCUarts alum John Alix (B.F.A.’04/A)  for a Q&A where he talks about his role in supporting the production’s musical choreography.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 10
Where: Lyric Theatre, 214 W. 43rd St., New York, NY
Cost: $100 ($40 discount off normal ticket price)


VCU Food Tour

Join VCU Alumni for a guided Italian food tour of Greenwich Village where you’ll enjoy tastes of meatballs and dessert.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, March 10
Where: Tour starts at 153 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012
Cost: $40 (50% discount off normal ticket price)


Bushwick Street Art Walking Tour

Take a guided tour of the street art of Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood and living outdoor art gallery. Learn about the work on display from a local graffiti artist.

When: 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, March 10
Where: 282 Meserole St., Brooklyn, NY 11206
Cost: $10 (50% discount off normal ticket price)


VCU Visits 9/11 Memorial

Venture to the Financial District and join the VCU Alumni team for a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Complimentary round-trip transportation from the New York Marriott Marquis via the NYC subway.

Where: Meet at the New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036) and take the subway to the 9/11 Memorial.
When: 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 10
Cost: Free


Questions? Email Jared Kline, event specialist, DAR Signature Events, at (540) -614-2117 or at klinejc2@vcu.edu.

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