6. Madison Square Garden

Though Madison Square Garden has not always been located atop Penn Station, it has certainly played host to many historic moments: from Marilyn Monroe’s famous Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy, a famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, and even a 1933 Nazi Rally. At 6pm on September 25th, Pope Francis will give a mass at Madison Square Garden, from a simple wooden chair built by immigrant laborers from the Don Bosco Workers charity in New York. The venue was chosen because Pope Francis wanted to “see as many of my people as possible,” says Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Tickets for the mass are being distributed by the Archdiocese of New York, with some additional distributed through other dioceses in New York State, like the Syracuse Diocese which is giving away 174 ticketsa to the public via a lottery to subscribers of their newspaper.