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:





Day 12 of NYCE!

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Today students walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to see New York City’s skyline at sunset! The Brooklyn Bridge was built in the late 19th century. It is 5989 feet (1825 meters) long, and is one of the bridges that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn together.

First College Visit Day!


The Ivy League conjures up images of hallowed halls of academia, selectivity of admission, and the pursuit of academic excellence. The Oxbridge NYCE students all had the chance today to explore Ivy League institutions with the trips up north to Brown University in Providence, RI, and Yale University in New Haven, CT, and down south to Princeton University in NJ, and University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to the buses out of New York, one group crossed the street to explore Columbia University and took the subway to another great institution, New York University in lower Manhattan. Many students are sporting attire acquired in College bookstores up and down the East Coast! Next Tuesday is another day devoted to touring college campuses and seeing what kind of school would be the best fit for their tertiary education.


Day 10 of NYCE!

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Today, a group of students went for a run in Central Park with Activities Directors Ben and Brian (not pictured):



In the evening, students went to either the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock (at the Rockefeller Center). The Empire State Building is 1454 feet, or 443.2 meters tall, with a total of 102 floors. It is the second tallest building in New York, after One World Trade Center.

The Rockefeller Center includes 19 commercial buildings, where the Top of the Rock is located in an observation tower. The Rockefeller Center also used to be the location of Columbia University’s campus before the university moved to its current location in the early 1900s.

More photos will be added in tomorrow’s post!




Day 9 of NYCE!

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On Saturday during their major class, the International Business class visited the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, which is located in Manhattan’s Museum Mile in the Upper East Side.


In the evening, the students went to Citi Field in Queens to see the New York Mets-Philadelphia Phillies game. There were also fireworks after the game!


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Day 8 of NYCE!

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Today the Math and Engineering major made Bluetooth-enabled smart robots!


And the Speech and Debate students worked with a guest speaker, Awesta Zarif:

In addition, the Business and Finance minor students took a “Brand Safari” along 5th Avenue, and the Medical Science students continued to explore the workings of the heart. The whole city is the classroom for NYCE!

In the evening, students went to Dylan’s Candy Bar, known as “the world’s largest unique candy store.” Dylan’s Candy Bar is named for its founder, Dylan Lauren, the daughter of famed designer Ralph Lauren.



Day 7 of NYCE!

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Happy Fourth of July!

Today, the International Business class visited the General Grant National Memorial:


This afternoon after their major class, students enjoyed the sunny weather and went to Central Park for a picnic.



In the evening, students attended Casino Night in the activities room, where they played Blackjack, Texas hold ’em, and Roulette and exchanged chips they won for candy!


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Day 6 of NYCE!

Today the students attended guest speaker Robert Gerhardt’s lecture, where he talked about his various photography projects.

In the evening, they went to Greenwich Village for a dessert tour, where they visited places such as DŌ Cookie Dough, ICE NYC, Sweets by Chloe, and Molly’s Cupcakes.



The Strand! Day 5!

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This afternoon, students had the opportunity to visit The Strand, a bookstore located in the East Village of Manhattan. The environment surrounding The Strand includes small antique shops and the modern hustle and bustle of Union Square. The Strand mirrors this environment by selling both used and new books.


Activities Director, Ben, walking with students to The Strand! 


Pins at The Strand!

The Strand is known for it’s 18 miles of books, canvas bags, pins, stickers, socks, and more! Students purchased a wide range of merchandise, like the new Roxane Gay novel and stickers advocating for the importance of reading.


Students checking out the merchandise!


A section of the books available for purchase at The Strand!

Day 4 of NYCE

Greetings to all the NYCE 2019 Students and Parents!

Today’s activities were centered around the theme of “unwinding”. Some students opted to go on a scenic jog in Riverside Park along the Hudson River. Others grabbed blankets and bags of popcorn and headed over to Bryant Park to watch To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, a popular rom-com movie. Both were a perfect way to relax on a Monday evening!


Students pose before their neighborhood jog at Riverside Park


Students gather on the lawn at Bryant Park to see a movie

byrant park


Elisabeth Hyde (Program Assistant)