City/Game: Basketball in New York Programs

View from above a basketball hoop without a net, where a player is seen about to dunk a basketball through the hoop
Definition Jay from Above, 2010, photograph by Bobbito Garcia © Bobbito Garcia

Basketball was born in a Springfield, Massachusetts, YMCA in 1891, but its real history and development is a New York story. Inspired by our exhibition, City/Game: Basketball in New York (open through January 18, 2021), join us for a series of programs that capture the excitement and evolution of this quintessentially urban game and the energy of the diverse New Yorkers who play it and love it. 

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City/Game is made possible in part by ESPN, the NBA, the WNBA, Clara Wu Tsai and Joe Tsai of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty, Elizabeth R. Miller and James G. Dinan, the National Basketball Players Association Foundation, Con Edison, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, and An Anonymous Family Foundation. Additional support provided by Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, Estee Tobaly and Henry Swieca, Marc Lasry, Nathan Romano, Mitchell S. Steir/Savills, Heather and William Vrattos, the Honorable Diana Ayala - New York City Council District 8, Andrea London, and other generous donors.

Education programs featuring City/Game are made possible by the Gray Foundation.

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