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Fan Fest at Madison Square Garden
The New York Knickerbockers are kicking off the 2009 season with a “Fan Fest” event at Madison Square Garden. The festivities will take place for three days beginning Thursday, October 29, in the MSG mall area located in front of Chase Bank at Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets. The Knicks City Dancers, Knicks Alumni and other special guests will be on hand to participate in on-court contests, carnival style games and activities and ticket giveaways for the Home Opener. The Knicks interactive Groove Truck will be located on Seventh Avenue with live music, special guest emcee’s and Knicks Fan Development representatives.

The “Fan Fest” will take place from Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31, culminating with the Knicks Home Opener vs. Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m. A limited amount of tickets are available for the Home Opener and upcoming games. For more information please visit nyknicks.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Below is an itinerary of events for the Opening Week “Fan Fest”:

Thursday, October 29, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Who: Knicks City Dancers, Knicks Alumni Relations and Fan Development Advisor, John Starks and Hoops Wizard Black Jack Ryan
What: Live music and entertainment, home opener ticket giveaways, shooting contests with alumni for multiple prizes, balloon artists and performances by the Knicks City Dancers

Friday, October 30, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Who: Knicks City Dancers, Knicks Alumni Tony Campbell and Hoops Wizard Black Jack Ryan
What: Live music and entertainment, home opener ticket giveaways, shooting contests with alumni for multiple prizes, balloon artists and performances by the Knicks City Dancers

Saturday, October 31, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Who: Knicks Alumni Charles Smith and Cal Ramsey and Hoops Wizard Black Jack Ryan
What: Live music and entertainment, special Halloween Costume Home Opener ticket give-aways, balloon artists, face painting and shooting contests with alumni