Welcome Week Crosses the Finish Line

We knew this time would come, but that doesn’t mean we’re any less sad about it. SDACA’s Welcome Week (really, month) comes to an end this weekend.

Monday, September 24
Spy: The Exhibit-Discovery Times Square
5:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
Forget what you think you know about spies from movies and novels. This interactive new exhibit will take you beyond the Hollywood fiction and put you face to face with the secret truth that goes on behind the scenes. Encounter real declassified gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the world’s leading intelligence agencies. Experience what it’s like to be a spy firsthand: test your spy skills by navigating your way through an actual laser field. Create your own disguise and alter your voice—even your family and friends won’t recognize you! You’ve always wondered; now you no longer have to. Discover the never-before-seen tools and ideas that have shaped the course of history as we know it. No fiction can compare.

Madame Tussauds
6:30 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
There’s only one way to get Barack Obama, Spider-Man, Rob Pattinson, Carmelo Anthony, Marilyn Monroe, and hundreds of the world’s most fascinating historical, political, and iconic figures in one place. Wax on at Madame Tussauds!  Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square with more than 200 celebrities from film, TV, history, politics, music, and sports, all lined up to provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Don’t forget your camera!

Tuesday, September 25
Budgetnista Seminar

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Student Union
Hate paying bills? So did she, and that’s why she stopped. With the help of Bella the Budgetnista, Tiffany will teach you what how to manage your day-to-day budget without the day-to-day hassle. Time to turn that $700 pair of shoes into a 700 credit score.

Empire State Building Trip
6:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
What better way to be in the Empire State of Mind than to head 86 flights up to the observation deck for one of the most tremendous open-air 360-degree views of NYC? Or go just a little bit higher, a quarter mile up in the sky to be precise, for an indoor view at the 102nd floor Observatory, the highest public point in New York City.

Wednesday, September 26
Yoga Class
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Meeting Room A in Student Union
Plank. Cobra. Warrior. Sun salutation. Strike a pose! Meet us in the Meeting Room A for a morning yoga session.

Cupcake Crawl
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
Vanilla, red velvet, chocolate, lemon meringue—just a few of the flavors of cupcakes you will experience as you go from one cupcake stop to another.  You can have your cake and eat it too at the Third Annual Cupcake Crawl.

Chelsea Market Tour
6:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
Wash down a famous Fat Witch brownie with a glass of delicious Ronnybrook chocolate milk as you tour the popular indoor marketplace and home to the Food Network. You’ll also explore the neighborhood with a walking tour of the Chelsea area, which concludes at the High Line, a one-mile park built on a former elevated freight railroad spur which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan, and one of the city’s greatest new treasures.

Friday, September 28
Statue of Liberty Trip
6:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
No visit to the New York City area is complete without a trip to two of the world’s most famous historical landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Statue Cruises offers departures throughout the day from both New York and New Jersey for the convenience of out-of-town visitors and local residents alike.

Dumbo Arts Festival
6:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
Right over the Brooklyn Bridge you’ll find a three-day celebration of art, music, and performance. The Dumbo Arts Festival highlights Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art. Check out outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and large scale projections, visiting artists in their studios or making murals on the street, musicians, dancers, poets, performance and circus artists throughout the neighborhood, on street corners, and in the park. The event, which runs from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, attracts 200,000 visitors over three days, more than 500 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages, and 100 programming partners. For more info, click here.

Chaplin: The Musical
7:15 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
From the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood, Chaplin: The Musical tells the story of film icon Charlie Chaplin, the man who forever changed the way America went to the movies.

For more info on Welcome Week events, check out their blog at http://pacewelcomesnyc.wordpress.com/. To register for events, click here.