The Final Exhibitions!

Greetings to all NYCE students and parents!

Today, the major classes debuted their final exhibitions. Each class had projects they have been working on the for the duration of their classes, and the students were proud to share all of their hard work!

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Amelia pictured with her photographs.

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Lucy sharing her project! 

From designing apps for phones, to showcasing their talents in a Coffeehouse session which is a space where classes shared different styles of writing, students expressed excitement and knowledge during their presentations and performances.

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A poster prepared by one of our students discussing equality.

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Students sharing their work with others! 

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Siena presenting her project! 

A project that has been in the works for the Politics and Human Rights major was Period Projects for People (PPP). PPP has been collecting pads and tampons outside of the elevators for the past week. These bins have requested unopened period products to be donated to homeless shelters in the area. This group collected a significant amount of products to be donated, and showcased their accomplishments today.

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PPP group presentation.

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Students sipping their sparkling cider at the art exhibition. 

The Musical Theater students also showcased their talents during their performance this evening. With numbers from Mamma Mia!, Chicago, and Waitress, the students dazzled the crowd!

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The Musical Theater poster!

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The Musical Theater performance in action!

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The Musical Theater performance in action!

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The Musical Theater performance in action!

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Katelynn performing!

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Lingman performing!

Day 22 of NYCE (Coffee House + Fashion Show)

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This afternoon we had our Coffee House Program, which allowed students to share what they worked on during their summer with us. Students and faculty members alike gathered to hear from students in the Creative Writing Major & Minor, Journalism Minor, and Speech & Debate Minor. Snacks and, of course, coffee were provided.

Creative Writing Major and Minor: Students shared their collection of poems and short stories. The students’ work was inspired by historical events, such as the 1911 NYC Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, as well as more recent cultural/political events.

Journalism MinorStudents read pieces they crafted themselves after conducting research on political and social change that took place in Harlem, New York. Example topics included expanded LGBTQ+ rights in Harlem and poetry during the Harlem Renaissance. 

Speech & Debate Minor: Students in this course demonstrated their critical thinking and communication skills via lively debates. Discission topics were: (1) Should standardized student evaluations across the US be allowed? and (2) Should genetic manipulation of embryos (“designer babies”) be forbidden?

Afterward, everyone who attended was invited to share their own thoughts on what had been shared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Show

In the evening, we had our Fashion Show! The theme was “Throughout the Decades: 1960s – 2000s”. Students in the Fashion major walked down the runway in outfits inspired by each decade. The music in the background matched each era. Fashion minor students, on the other hand, reflected the theme of “Decades” via moodboards, a collage of ideas and feelings often used for inspiration. The moodboards focused on renowned fashion icons throughout the years, such as Audrey Hepburn and David Bowie.

 

 

 

 

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Day 20 and 21 of NYCE!

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On Friday, students went to a concert set against the beautiful sunset in Hudson River Park.

On Saturday, students went to Chelsea Market and Eataly and the World Trade Center. Chelsea Market is one of the city’s premier indoor food and shopping destinations. Located conveniently close to the High Line, this was another chance for students to explore Chelsea and West Village and get some good food along the way!

Eataly is a gourmet Italian shopping center located in the World Trade Center Mall. The students stopped here with the opportunity to also see this bustling new district and the historic memorial site. Here are some photos of them in Eataly!

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In the evening, students played games and made root beer floats!

Day 19 of NYCE!

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Today, the fashion major class took a trip to the Tommy Hilfiger showroom and learned about Public Relations!

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Students attended guest speaker Rod Skinner’s talk on college admissions. Mr. Skinner directs Milton’s college counseling office, which assists 100 percent of graduating seniors each year matriculate at more than 80, selective, four-year colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. He is a teacher, advisor, program developer, and frequent chair or co-chair of diverse institutional initiatives.

In the afternoon, there was a college fair at Columbia University, where students could get information from representatives from colleges.

In the evening, students went on a ferry to Staten Island and got to see the Statue of Liberty at sunset!

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Day 18 of NYCE!

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After classes, some of our students went to SOULCYCLE, an NYC-based fitness program that offers high-intensity spinning courses. There, they peddled away to the beat of popular summer hits in a dimly lit room. For a post-workout reward, they went out for ice cream! Here are some pictures from the session:

 

 

 

Other students saw the new Spiderman movie: Far From Home. Here are some pictures of their trip to the local movie theater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 17 of NYCE!

Greetings to all NYCE students and parents!

With the end of the program in sight, students are starting to work on final projects in their respective major classes. Here are some highlights from today’s academic sessions.

(1) Fashion Major class working on their mood boards

 

 

(2) Criminology Major on their way to the 9/11 Memorial Museum

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At noon, students also had the opportunity to hear from Suzanne Lynch, an experienced journalist who works for The Irish Times as a US correspondent.

 

 

 

After classes, some students went on a Gossip Girl NYC Tour and visited various landmarks and buildings featured in the hit TV show.

 

 

 

In the evening, a few students opted to see a comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

 

 

 

The last thing students did today, though, was gather for an informal game of volleyball.

 

 

Day 15 & 16 of NYCE!

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Yesterday was Class Swap Day! Students were able to choose a different major and minor class to try out for the morning.

A group of students went to the Whitney Museum of American Art, located in the West Village/Meatpacking District of Manhattan, in the afternoon!

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In the evening, there was a Space Rave!


Today, the other half of the program’s students went to see either Waitress or Come From Away during the second trip to Broadway.

In the evening, there was a talent show where students and staff of the program showcased their many talents!

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Day 14 of NYCE!

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This morning, the Fashion major class went to the PVH (Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger) archives!

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The Sports Business class went to the National Hockey League!

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In the evening, students were had an edible cookie dough bakeoff, where they used different toppings and food-safe cookie dough in a competition to make the most creative desserts! At the same time, some students went to Morningside Park (a park nearby Barnard’s campus) where they attended an outdoor showing of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

 

Day 13 of NYCE!

Greetings to all NYCE students and parents!

The medical science class went on a trip to Jersey College Nursing School in the morning. First they heard guest speakers from the school speak about their jobs, then they were able to practice CPR, and then they were able to tour the school and see the mannequins that nursing students practice with!

 

Students later ventured out to Brooklyn for a day of fun at Luna Park, an amusement park that borders the famous Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk. There, students went on “extreme thrill rides”, including the Circus Coaster and the iconic Cyclone rollercoaster. Afterwards, students went to the original Nathan’s hotdog stand for chili cheese dogs and popcorn shrimp. Then they shopped at the various shops along the boardwalk. Here is just a glimpse of all the fun we had: