Islanders Star Wars Night
Islanders Star Wars Night of the 2023/24 season is scheduled for January 11, 2024. The Islanders will be hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Star Wars Night will return this season in January when the Isles play the Maple Leafs on Thursday at 7:00 PM but the festivities will most likely begin ahead of time. They will be giving away a "double-sided Star Wars Night bucket hat" to all of the fans in attendance, presented by Dime.
George Lucas' Star Wars first released in 1977 is most certainly a big part of the culture and the Islanders and most of the NHL teams generally dedicate a night in their calendar to celebrate that fact.
The impact of the Star Wars film franchise on the culture is evident from the fact that it has spawned its unofficial holiday called "Star Wars Day". NHL teams usually take part in this celebration as well.
The Minnesota Wild is one example of an NHL team celebrating "Star Wars" this season at the Xcel Energy Center Arena on March 3rd. They have also announced the inclusion of a Matt Boldy-themed "Boldy-wan Kenobi" bobblehead included in the ticket package.
Star Wars Day is celebrated on May 4th mostly by Star Wars fans usually greeting each other with the catchphrase "May the fourth be with you". The annual holiday was first celebrated in an organized fashion in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema in Toronto, Canada, home of the Leafs.
The Night generally entails costumed characters from the movie making appearances in the Arena throughout the night so, be on the lookout for your favorite characters. Fans are also welcome to dress up as their favorite characters for the celebration.