How will you make the most of your college or internship experience?
Working hard, whether at your studies or at your internship, is key to your success—but how you spend your free time is also crucial to your learning experience. The EHS Student Life Staff is here to help you take full advantage of all that New York City has to offer. We can help you pick the best-of-the-best from an endless list of amazing things to do in this city, and in the meantime, here are a few tips to help you start your explorations on the right foot.
Soak Up The Culture
World-class museums, theatres, concerts, botanical gardens, galleries, poetry readings, art-house films—a world of culture is waiting for you when you step out the door. Even better yet, many great cultural events are free! For example, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opens its doors for free certain nights, entrance to The Whitney is “pay-what-you-wish” at certain times, and the free summer concerts in Central Park really can’t be beat. Our Student Life staff often hosts trips to Broadway Shows, museums, concerts and other must-sees, plus they can give you the inside scoop on where to go when you venture out on your own.
See The Sights
Iconic New York City should not be overlooked. Timeless attractions like The Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty really are incredible, and since you live here, you can visit them whenever you want. Check your calendar for one of many Student Life outings to classic NYC spots, or head out on your own. Go ahead, climb a skyscraper, play chopsticks at FAO Schwarz, wave to yourself on the jumbo screen in Times Square… these places aren’t just for tourists.
Be A Good Sport
With nine professional sports teams calling the city home, it’s always the season to hit the stands. And speaking of stands, the city has several new stadiums. Where else can you see the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Nets, Jets, Giants, Islanders and more without having to hop a plane? NYC also hosts the U.S. Tennis Open, and the New York City Marathon, fills the streets with runners and fans every year. Sporting events are a thrilling taste of New York’s exciting local energy, and the EHS Student Life staff will save you a seat at many games.
Get Star Struck
You don’t have to be in LA to run into celebs. One of the most unique aspects of NYC is the role it plays as a location for countless TV shows and movies. Spot a star being filmed on the street, go to a casting call to be an extra in a major production, or attend a live taping of TV show. Many programs are shot on location in New York City, and best of all, attendance is free!
Indulge Your Appetite
Only New York City allows your palate to travel the world without ever leaving home. Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, French, Mexican, Classic American, Fusion and some of the world’s best coffee shops… it’s all here. Our Student Life staff has collected our favorite spots from the thousands of restaurants to choose from—something every student can appreciate. Also, during the city’s Restaurant Week (one week in winter, one in summer) you can dine at the finest NYC restaurants for a fraction of the normal price.