Pace’s Best (Welcome) Week Ever Comes to an End

The curtain’s ready to close on SDACA’s best weeks ever. Well, almost. Broadway shows, a scavenger hunt, field trips to Great Adventure, laser tag, and much more round out Welcome Week(s) in NYC!

September 15
Escape to Tibet…a ferry ride away on Staten Island. Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs in a guided tour of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art.

Let’s talk about sex from 3:30 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. at a sexual health session in the Student Union’s Meeting Room.

STOMP on over to off-Broadway’s high-energy, percussive symphony, coupled with dance, played entirely on unconventional instruments–garbage can lids, buckets, brooms, and sticks.

Finally, Roberto Vanderpool brings the funny at Comedy Night from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Student Union.

September 16 
About-face, head out your door, and get over to a Boot Camp Class with a guest personal trainer who will give you that intense work out you need to make the RHA’s Pancake and Ice Cream Bonanza from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room feel well-deserved.

Then, work it all off again at the NYC Scavenger Hunt where you’ll venture around some of the city’s famous spots. From Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem, Battery Park to Central Park—you are sure make some new friends and learn the city in the fastest two hours of your life. 

September 17
Spend your Saturday one of three great ways: shooting through the air on your feet on Six Flags Great Adventure’s new Green Lantern seatless rollercoaster; participating in a community service project at Seward Park in Chinatown; or checking out Harry Potter phenom Daniel Radcliffe in his Broadway hit How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

September 18 
If you’re looking for an all-day shopping spree, then join your friends at a trip to Tanger Outlets, with more than 85 stores to choose from.

If not, there are plenty of other Welcome Week events happening: Join SDCA in a trip to the Museum of Sex (hey, Maggie Gyllenhaal was there just a few weeks ago!); give back to the community at a Food Bank Community Service event; or put down the cheesy plastic gun and pick up a paintball gun and enjoy a “friendly” game of laser tag unlike any you’ve ever played before.

September 19

Unemployed? Have work study and looking for a job on campus? Stop by the Student Aide Fair and meet with prospective on-campus employers. Dress for success (keep the flip flops in your closet, please.)

Looking for the latest trends but don’t have the cash for Fashion Week’s collections? Take the Thrift Store Tour for the cheapest stores around the city.

Finally, climb the 30’ tall rock climbing wall at the Field House at Chelsea Piers. Climbers of all skill levels will be challenged as experienced instructors teach you all of the necessary safety techniques, communication commands, belaying, and climbing skills.

September 20
Got the 90s nostalgia? Count down the 10 most memorable episodes of the 90s Nickelodeon era at the Nickelodeon Throwback Marathon in the Student Union from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Ever wondered where you can purchase a gluten-free meal that’s tasty and healthy? Take the Vegan Tour and walk to the top spots that prepare vegan meals, ingredients to cook vegan meals, and more!

September 21 

Parks, Broadway, and zoos: your perfect NYC Wednesday.

Kick off your morning with the leaping lemurs, hissing cockroaches, and cave-dwelling crocs at the Bronx Zoo (Wednesday is suggested donation day); spend your afternoon with your orientation leaders outdoors playing games in Central Park; find out how a group of struggling East Village friends and artists spend their 525,600 minutes in Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking musical, Rent, back on Broadway!

To register for any of these events, click here!