May 25, 2021
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the New York Knicks are offering tickets as vaccine incentives for New Yorkers. Individuals 16 and older, who get their COVID-19 vaccine at The Pennsy Food Hall, located outside of Madison Square Garden, will have a chance to win tickets to Wednesday night’s Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks playoff game or to a later game.
The Pennsy Food Hall, located on 2 Pennsylvania Plaza in Manhattan, will offer COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday and Thursday for the next two weeks between 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. No appointment is needed. To kick things off this week, Knicks Legends Walt “Clyde” Frazier and John Starks will be at the Pennsy on Tuesday (today) and Thursday, respectively. The Knicks City Dancers will be onsite to help welcome individuals, who will also get a chance to receive Knicks merchandise, as long as supplies last.
“New Yorkers have always dreamed of getting a chance at a clutch shot at Madison Square Garden. Now is your chance to get that shot, help win the game against COVID and enter for a chance to see the Knicks make a historic playoff run with a truly special team. Thank you to the Knicks and Madison Square Garden for making this possible,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“The incredible response to the Knicks playoff run has shown us how excited New Yorkers are to get back to doing the things they love, and the way that can happen is for all of us to get vaccinated,” said Rich Constable, EVP of Social Impact, MSG Entertainment. “We’re pleased to partner with the Mayor to create this central and accessible vaccination site that we hope will encourage anyone who still needs to get vaccinated to do so – it’s a vital next step to getting back to normal.”
“We want to encourage all New Yorkers to get vaccinated. The process is safe, simple, and convenient. Let’s go get vaccinated, and let’s go Knicks!” said Knicks legend Allan Houston.
Those getting vaccinated today, Tuesday, May 25, will have a chance to win tickets to Wednesday night’s Knicks vs Hawks playoff game at Madison Square Garden. Individuals who get their vaccine May 27, June 1 or June 3 will have a chance to win tickets to a later game.
To find your nearest COVID-19 vaccine site, you can visit https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/ or call 844-VAX-4NYC.