Feel Welcome Yet?

Amateur Night at the Apollo, Broadway shows, and Coney Island. These are just the ABCs of SDACA’s Welcome Week.

Tuesday, September 17

LGBTQA Reception

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Student Union
The Dean for Students and Office of Multicultural Affairs host a welcome reception for all students, where you can hear about resources available to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, queer, and questioning students.

Chelsea Walking Tour

3:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 3:10 p.m.
Explore one of NYC’s most fun neighborhoods with a  walking tour that includes a trip to the High Line, a one-mile park built on a former elevated freight railroad spur which runs alongside the lower west side of Manhattan. Plus, Chelsea Market, home to the Food Network and delicious foods of their own.

Wednesday, September 18

Amateur Night at the Apollo

6:15 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:00 p.m.
It’s Amateur Night at the famous Apollo Theater, the legendary venue that has launched the careers of icons like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, and Aretha Franklin. Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, and spoken word artists will try their best to please the audience as you cheer or jeer to decide who stays and who goes. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone.

West Village Walking Tour

1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at 41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Join the LGBTQA Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs for a walking tour through the historic West Village.  BYO MetroCard.

Thursday, September 19

9/11 Memorial Visit
1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:30 p.m.
Visit the National September 11 Memorial, a tribute to the nearly 3,000 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, near Shanksville, PA, and at the Pentagon.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
5:30 p.m.–9:15 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:15 p.m.
From One Direction to President Obama, Marilyn Monroe to Nelson Mandela, the Biebs to the Beatles, meet your favorite celebrities…in wax. And snap some photos to try to fool your friends.

Statue of Liberty

2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:15 p.m.
You’re not a true New Yorker until you’ve visited two of the world’s most famous historical landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Friday, September 20

San Gennaro Festival

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:45 p.m.
Delicious food and free entertainment that reflects the Italian-American culture and heritage and attracts more than a million people to Little Italy each year.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:45 p.m.
A two-headed calf and albino giraffe. The head of a tourist pickled and various other things that will leave you tickled..or not. Check out more than 500 outrageous exhibits at this Times Square odditorium.

Safe(r) Sex in the City

7:00 p.m. 41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Let’s talk about sex, baby. Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for a real conversation about safe(r) sex—consent, risk assessment, the use of inclusive language, and barriers that can be used.

Saturday, September 21

Guggenheim Visit
1:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:15 p.m.
Head on over to the Upper East Side to check out the cylindrical masterpiece designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Inside the museum you’ll find internationally-renowned modern and contemporary art, including a tribute to the architect himself and Kandinsky’s last works.

1:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Meet at the info desk at 1:15 p.m.
The Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, Diane Paulus’ Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. With thrilling choreography and breathtaking acrobatics, prepare for a high-flying fun ride.

Monday, September 23

Body Worlds: Pulse
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:45 p.m.
The human body comes to life…well, not really… at this body exhibit. Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, where body donors who willed their bodies, after death, are preserved for the education of future generations, and act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery. See the mystery beneath your skull and learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century at this inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city.

Empire State Building
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 7:15 p.m.
Prefer breathtaking views to bodies? Us, too. The Empire State Building’s Observation Deck, 86 and 102 floors up, offers up 360-degree views of skyscrapers, parks, and the beauty that is NYC. You can’t live in NYC and not see it from a quarter mile up in the sky.

Tuesday, September 24

Museum of Sex
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:45 p.m.
Tuesdays are for… talking about a trip to the Museum of Sex, where you’ll be presented with the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. Looking for a better description? Panda porn. You’re welcome.

Shades: A Black and Latina Women’s Collective Reception
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Mix and mingle with the women of Shades, the sister to the Urban Male Initiative, which was born last semester. Throughout the year, this group of emerging scholars will participate in workshops, including one with the Provost on the importance of undergraduate research, another on table service and etiquette, and even self-defense classes for women. Also including a civic engagement component, Shades mentors and mentees can participate in community service on urban farms in the South Bronx. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, no matter what race or ethnicity.

Wednesday, September 25

Queer Students of Color Reception
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a reception for Queer People of Color and our allies. Meet, greet, and eat! Learn about each department’s services, meet student group leaders, and get connected to academic and internship opportunities.

Top of the Rock
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:45 p.m.
Also with 360 degree views of NYC but just 70 floors high is the exhilarating Top of the Rock observation deck. See Central Park, the Chrysler Building, and even the Empire State Building, which you wouldn’t get if you were on their deck.

Cinderella: The Musical
6:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:30 p.m.
Make your Wednesday a magical one by salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-booing over to see Cinderella’s sassier side in the new Broadway musical. And not to worry, you’ll be home well before the stroke of midnight.

Thursday, September 26

Fall Fest
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
You know the semester has really kicked off when P.A.C.E Board hosts their annual Fall Fest with games, food, music, prizes, and more.

Search for the Next T-Bone
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Who let the dogs out? Join the viewing audience as we pick the person inside Pace’s official mascot, the T-Bone Setter.

Friday, September 27

Thrift Store Tour
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 12:45 p.m.
Only got $20 in your pocket? Looks like you’re ready for a thrift shop stop. If you love to shop but on a budget, join SDACA on this trendy tour.

Coney Island Trip
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:45 p.m.
Beach and Boardwalk. Nathan’s hot dogs. The Cyclone. Luna Park. All this and much more at the one and only Coney Island.

Saturday, September 28

The Trip to Bountiful
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:00 p.m.
How to end Welcome Week(s)? Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Sound good? A woman’s determination to go home one last time restores home and faith to her family in this Broadway. Book the bus to Bountiful before it closes on October 9.

And that wraps up SDACA’s Welcome Week(s)! But the fun’s not over—plenty of events are still planned, so stay tuned for more. Register for Welcome Week events here with password Class of 2017.