Today is the last full day of the NYCS and we can’t believe how quickly the week has flown by!
This morning students will have their last Major class, then in the afternoon their last Minor class.
At 4pm we will gather as a group to say farewell to the Faculty we have learned from this week, and to go over the plan for the final evening and departure day tomorrow. Students will have the chance to visit The MET Museum with an art historian in the early evening. When they get back to campus we will gather again for room checks and then some fun in our activities space on campus.
Here’s a quick view of today’s schedule:
9am-12:30pm Major class
Free time for lunch
2-4pm Minor class
4pm Faculty Farewells in the Activities Space
5-5:30pm Dinner in the Dining Hall
5:45pm Depart campus for The MET Museum guided visit
9pm Room checks
Activities in the Diana Center on Campus
Yesterday was yet another busy and exciting day on the NYCS! Students started with their Major class in the morning, and then in the afternoon they had another College Workshop. In the College Workshops this week students had the chance to work on their interview skills and also their college application essay writing skills. Right afterwards, the majority of our students opted to attend a visit of the NYU campus and Washington Square Park downtown.
Students then had the choice of heading back to campus, visiting SoHo, or visiting the High Line and Whitney Museum.
Tonight was a special night out in New York, as all thirty students got dressed up for the Broadway musical, “Kinky Boots”! Students returned in awe of the performance, particularly that of the star (and lead singer of Panic! At the Disco), Brendon Urie, in his final week with the cast.
Last night we had biblical thunder storms in the city — but luckily, the weather cleared up just as the students were heading to the Top of the Rock viewpoint at Rockefeller Center. They enjoyed panoramic views overlooking Central Park and the glittering skyline.
Yesterday students took a tour of Columbia College with current Columbia student and NYCS Activities Director, Jack Treval. The rain did not stop them from getting the most out of their guided tour!
Tonight (Tuesday), all 30 of our students went to Yankees Stadium for a showdown between the Yankees and the Detroit Tigers. Section 416 had some of the best views in the house – both of the field and of the cityscape in the background. Students enjoyed an exciting first few innings, as the Tigers jumped ahead to an early lead after home runs in the second and third innings. As the Yankees fought back into the game, we enjoyed the game while also exploring the beautiful stadium – and of course indulged in the delicious concession stands! In the end, the Yankees fell short, but a good time was had by all!