Madison Square Garden will celebrate some of the greatest moments in the Arena's more than 130 year history with a special event on Thursday, October 11, at 11am at Madison Square Park, the location of the original and second Garden arenas. The event will unveil the unforgettable moments that will be commemorated through two unique exhibits – "Garden 366" and "Defining Moments" – as part of Phase II of The Garden's historic three-year, top-to-bottom Transformation. Since 1879, The Garden's four Arena complexes have played host to some of the greatest sports, entertainment and political moments in history. At this special event, luminaries that were a part of these remarkable moments will come together to unveil how the Arena will pay homage to this great history this Fall.
With the debut of the Transformation's second phase in November 2012, the Madison Concourse (6th Floor) will be completed with the addition of "Garden 366," a visual retrospective that brings to life one moment in Garden history for every day of the year. The retrospective will wrap the entire circumference of the Arena, creating a visual calendar of The Garden's rich history spanning sports, music, entertainment and politics. In addition, this Fall the first 10 of 20 of The Garden's "Defining Moments" will be commemorated on the Madison Concourse through special exhibits that feature photos, memorabilia and additional artifacts, representing each of these amazing moments in Garden history. The remaining 10 "Defining Moments" will be integrated into the Garden Concourse (8th Floor) for debut in Fall 2013.
WHAT: Madison Square Garden Unveils Great Moments in History to be Celebrated as Part of
"Garden 366" and First 10 of 20 "Defining Moments"
WHO: The 52nd Governor of New York State Mario Cuomo
NY Knicks Legends Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, John Starks
NY Rangers Legends Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Adam Graves, Rod Gilbert
Former Boxing World Champion Bernard Hopkins
WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Former CCNY Standouts Floyd Layne and Ron Nadell
Sons of Boxing Legends Sugar Ray Robinson and Gene Tunney
NY Liberty Great Kym Hampton
Music Legend and Founding Member of Run DMC Darryl McDaniels
MSG Network talent Sam Rosen and Howie Rose
WHEN: Thursday, October 11
Media Check-in Begins – 10:30am
Event Begins – 11:00am
WHERE: Madison Square Park – Location of original and second Madison Square Garden
Southwest side of the Park, enter at 23rd Street and Broadway