Atlantic 10 tournament events

Join VCU Alumni for two weeks of events celebrating the women’s and men’s basketball teams run to the A-10 tournament. The women’s team plays March 6-10 in Henrico, Virginia, while the men’s team returns to NYC, March 12-17. Show your support for our Rams at pregame receptions prior to their first games.

Register and attend this year’s men’s or women’s pregame receptions for the chance to win a signed basketball by each team.

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

First game

VCU men's A-10 pregame reception (NYC)
VCU Alumni hosts a pregame reception 2 ½ hours prior to the first session that VCU plays in the A-10 Men's Tournament. Celebrate VCU’s return to New York City with food, drink, camaraderie and swag before the Rams’ first session in the tournament.
When: March 13 or 14. Date and time to be determined based on A-10 conference play. Reception begins 2½ hours before the game.
Where: Black Forest Brooklyn, 733 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Cost: $20; includes two-hour open bar, buffet and VCU swag.

VCU women’s A-10 pregame reception (Henrico, Virginia)
Get ready for the ultimate celebration, Ram fans! Witness the electrifying journey of VCU’s women’s basketball team as they charge into the A-10 tournament at the Henrico Sports and Events Center. Let's turn up the excitement with an unforgettable pregame bash with exclusive swag.
When: March 7 or 8. Date and time to be determined based on A-10 conference play. Reception begins 2½ hours before the first women’s basketball game.
Where: Intermission Beer Company - Brewpub and Arcade, 10180 Lakeridge Pkwy #114, Ashland, VA 23005
Cost: $15; includes one drink ticket, buffet and VCU swag.

Thursday, March 14

AAAC/New York City Chapter A-10 happy hour
The African American Alumni Council and New York City Chapter are hosting a late-night happy hour after all the A-10 games on Thursday. Join us at this iconic Brooklyn restaurant a block away from the Barclays Center.
When: 9-11 p.m.
Where: The Simpson Restaurant & Bar, 673 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Cost: Free; complimentary drink ticket per person.

Friday, March 15

VCU Alumni food tour
Take a guided tour and indulge in some of Brooklyn's best cuisine. You can try New American and Italian food including pastries, cheese, and bread, with commentary on the culinary history of the neighborhood.
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Starts at 153 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012
Cost: $40 (50% discount off regular ticket price)

Brooklyn Museum's Giants exhibition
Take a guided tour of “Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys” at the Brooklyn Museum. This is the first major exhibition of the Dean Collection, highlighting a selection from the couple's impressive holdings of modern and contemporary art. See works by artists including Gordon Parks, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lorna Simpson, Kehinde Wiley and Nina Chanel Abney.
When: 1-2 p.m.
Where: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
Cost: $25 (50% discount off regular ticket price)

Brooklyn brewery tour
Visit one of Brooklyn’s oldest breweries that supplies more than half the United States and more than 30 countries. The tour covers brewing science, beer history, Brooklyn Brewery’s story and more.
When: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249
Cost: $10 (50% discount off regular ticket price)

Make it a double
The New York City Chapter and the College of Humanities and Sciences invite H&S alumni to an exclusive night of cocktail making and networking. Connect with fellow alums and try your hand at a unique VCU-inspired cocktail.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Dolly Varden, 302 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019
Cost: $10

VCU on Broadway: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’
See the Broadway musical “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” then meet VCUarts alum John Alix (B.F.A.’04) for a Q&A on his role supporting the production’s choreography.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Lyric Theatre, 214 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036
Cost: $100 ($40 discount off regular ticket price)

Saturday, March 16

VCU Alumni headquarters pregame gathering
Hang out together, enjoy VCU camaraderie and collect some VCU swag.
When: Two hours before the VCU game
Where: Fulton Hall, 250 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Cost: Free

Sunday, March 17

VCU Alumni headquarters pregame gathering
Hang out together, enjoy VCU camaraderie and collect some VCU swag.
When: Two hours before the VCU game
Where: Fulton Hall, 250 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Cost: Free

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

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