I want that MetroCard BAD


Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Pictured above is an image of the MTA’s recently-released series of commemorative Super Bowl XLVIII MetroCards, now at approximately 400 subway stations.

The big game takes place February 2 at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Tickets to the Super Bowl Kickoff are no longer available, but there are still plenty of events to enjoy in the week leading up to the Bowl:

  • Super Bowl Boulevard, January 29-February 1: By far, the most visible of Super Bowl attractions (aside from the game itself). This free, interactive, football-themed experience will take over 13 blocks – 34th to 47th street – offering a variety of activities including the opportunity to pose with the Vince Lombardi trophy, boot a football through the goalposts, get free autographs with current and former NFL players, and more. 
  • VH1 Blitz, January 27-February 1: VH1 is hosting shows in all five boroughs and New Jersey. Tickets are free, but presumably pretty hard to get. The acts and locations include J. Cole in Queens on January 27, Janelle Monae in the Bronx on January 28, Fall Out Boy in Brooklyn on January 29, TLC in Manhattan on January 30, Goo Goo Dolls in Staten Island on January 31 and Gavin DeGrew in New Jersey on February 1. For more info, visit vh1.com.
  • Madden NFL Football: 25 Years and Running, Through February 23: This exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image covers the history of the world’s most popular football video game. 
  • Rebuilding Together, January 31: Moonachie, New Jersey was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Join the community in the dedication of a new playground. 
  • Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, January 31: The NFL Players Choir and Grammy Award-winning gospel artists team up to entertain the crowd at this uplifting event, which is in its 15th year. 

For a comprehensive guide to the entire Super Bowl, check out NYC&Co’s NYC 5-Borough Playbook. 

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