Super Things To Do During Super Bowl Week In NYC-NJ

January 22, 2014

200px-Super_Bowl_XLVIII_logoSo you want to get in the Super Bowl Week action but not sure if you want to pay for a game ticket?

No problem. There are thousands of people like you trying to just enjoy some of the partying, live music viewing or football frenzy going on throughout the region.

Here are our picks for enjoying laughs, music, football and other sporting events next week.

If you want to grab tickets for any of these events listed below or for the Super Bowl itself, feel free to call 1-877-959-4699 or We will be glad to help.

Are you ready for some star-gazing?
Fans have lots of ways to see former or current NFL players and celebrities around town before the big game.

Super Bowl Media Day kicks off the star-gazing on January 28 at Prudential Center from 10:30am to about 1pm. Essentially fans get to sit in the stands and see Peyton Manning, Richard Sherman and the rest of the players answer lots of football-related, and also not football-related, questions. At Caesar’s Atlantic City, you can listen to Barry Sanders and Joe Montana talk Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

Then also you have the well-talked about Super Bowl parties. There are many but this is a good summation of the most high-profile parties, including a Maxim Party hosted by Kendrick Lamar and a Taste of the NFL event in Brooklyn.

Super laughs scheduled all week
Similar to NBA All Star Weekend, comedy shows always are a big hit. The best two shows are both in Newark, N.J. with Adrien Peterson’s All Pros of Comedy show with Chris Tucker headlining two shows at NJPAC on January 31 and Shaquille O’Neal presents All Star Comedy Jam featuring D.L. Hughley, Earthquake and Tony Roberts at Symphony Hall on February 1.

In New York City, the Comedy Kickoff at Beacon Theater features Sommore, Bruce Bruce and Arnez J on February 1, while Marlon and Shawn Wayans hit Carolines all weekend.

An all-out live music blitz – which one to tackle?
There is live music everywhere every night during Super Bowl Week!

It’s best to list by date so here it goes:

Monday, January 27:
8pm: Waka Flocka Flame at B.B. Kings Club and Grill, New York, N.Y.

11pm: VH1 Super Bowl Blitz featuring J. Cole at Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens, N.Y.

Tuesday, January 28:
7pm: Dom Kennedy at Irving Plaza, New York, N.Y.

8pm: J. Cole at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

9pm: Algebra Blessett at SOBs, New York, N.Y.

11pm: VH1 Super Bowl Blitz featuring Janelle Monae at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Bronx. N.Y.

Wednesday, January 29
8pm: Jay-Z at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, P.A.

Thursday, January 30
8pm: Hezekiah Walker & Friends starring Marvin Sapp at NJPAC, Newark, N.J.

9pm: VH1 Super Bowl Blitz with TLC at Beacon Theatre, New York, N.Y.

Friday, January 31
7pm: Friday Night in Harlem Let The Music Say Amen featuring Regina Belle and Lalah Hathaway at Apollo Theater, New York, N.Y.

7:30pm: The 15th Annual NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

8:30pm: Vinnie Paz featuring Army of the Pharaohs at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, P.A.

9pm: Janelle Monae at The Music Box at The Borgata, Atlantic City, N.J.

9pm: Mario at Resorts World Casino, Queens, N.Y.

Saturday, February 1
7:30pm: Troy Ave. Vado and Jadakiss at Apollo Theater, New York, N.Y.

8pm: WLBS FM Presents Charlie Wilson & Friends, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

More than football on tap
There are other sporting events of note taking place as well.

The New York Knicks play three home games during Super Bowl Week, culminating with a match up against the Miami Heat on February 1. The night before, the hot Brooklyn Nets tangle with the even hotter Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Here is the rest listed by date:

Monday, January 27:
7:30pm: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tuesday, January 28:
7:30pm:  Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

Thursday, January 30:
6:30pm: Brooklyn Boxing – Victor Ortiz vs. Luis Collazo at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

8pm: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

Friday, January 31:
8pm: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Saturday, February 1:
12:30pm: Super Saturday Doubleheader (men’s college basketball) featuring Marquette vs. St. John’s and Michigan State vs. Georgetown at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

6:15pm: UFC 169: Barbao vs. Faber at Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.

8:30pm: Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

Sunday, February 2:
6:30pm: Super Bowl XVLIII at MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, N.J.

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