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10 Things to Do in a New School Summer

Summer is officially here, and for some of you still recovering from end-of-semester finals, projects, and the inevitable craze they come with, that might mean a commitment to a hearty dose of R&R, but we here at The New School have a reason (or ten) for you to get up out of your seat. Come out to these great events that we’re hosting throughout July and August!

1. Camping at Mongaup Pond
Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14, 2014
Mongaup Pond Campground, 231 Mongaup Pond Rd, Livingston Manor, NY 12758

For those of you wanting to escape the sights (and smells) of the city, sign up for this great weekend getaway to Mongaup Pond. From swimming and volleyball, to fishing and canoeing, participants will enjoy a wealth of activities with round trip transportation, tents and sleeping bags included.

2. Trapeze School
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:30 am
Trapeze School New York Pier 40 at Hudson River Park

If you feel like staying local, try viewing the city from a different vantage point—perhaps from hundreds of feet in the air and overlooking the Hudson River. This 2-hour class at Trapeze School New York will allow New School students, faculty, staff, alumni and their guests try their hand at the art of trapeze.

3. International Keyboard Institute and Festival Prestige and Masters Series Concerts
Sunday, July 13 through Sunday, July 27, 2014 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Concert Hall, Mannes College 150 West 85th Street New York, NY 10024

In this annual concert series founded by Mannes College The New School for Music alumnus and current faculty member, Jerome Rose, renowned pianists, accomplished young artists and faculty will gather together to perform and participate in master classes and symposia. For those who appreciate the musical styles of Beethoven, Chopin or Schubert, watching accomplished artists tickle those ivories at this event might just be the thing for you.

4. Surfing Lesson
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Location TBD

Looking to catch a wave or two this summer? New school students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests will be able to join the Department of Athletics and Recreation for a day of surfing, complete with board rental and surfing lesson.

5. Sailing Lesson
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Hudson River Community Sailing West 26th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY

Maybe surfing isn’t your thing, but being out on the water and enjoying the ocean breeze are. Enjoy stunning views of New York City from the Hudson River during a 2-hour sailing lesson where you’ll learn the different parts of the boat; how to steer and control the sails and other basic maneuvers.

6. Fossilization: Is It Terminal Doctor?
Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

In this presentation, The New School for Public Engagement School of Language, Learning and Teaching faculty member Scott Thornbury, who has more than 30 years of English Language Teaching (ELT), writing and research experience, asks what it takes move a learner beyond the plateau—or fossilization, i.e. the point where new learning is blocked by existing learning. Those interested in ELT will benefit from hearing Thornby’s personal story about tapping into his fossilized Spanish.

7. Hear, There and Everywhere: Exploring Summer Music in NYC
Thursdays, Now through August 7, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Mannes College, Room 312 150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024

If you find yourself attending a host of concerts in the city this summer, you might want to think about enhancing the experience by partaking in this series of seven sessions held at Mannes College. Learn more about the repertoire, music and musicians featured in these free and low cost performances offered throughout New York City.

8. Introduction to Research at The New School Libraries and Archives
Monday, August 25, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.; Thursday August 28, 2014 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
University Center, 610 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

As the summer comes to a close, why not get a head-start on acclimating yourself to all the resources The New School has to offer? This workshop will show members of The New School Community how and where to access books, scholarly articles and more. Those with a laptop are encouraged to bring it.

9. MOUVEMENTS/movements – Student Show
Now through August 27, 2014 from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Parsons Paris, Gallery 45 rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris, France

In Paris this summer? Not a problem; we’ve got you covered! In this inaugural exhibition, Parsons Paris students display their work centered on the theme of movement using a diverse range of media such as graphic print, video and finished garments.

10. Offense and Dissent: Image, Conflict, Belonging – Exhibition
Now through September 3, 2014 from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
2 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

For your summer dose of drama, join us at Offense and Dissent: Image, Conflict, Belonging, where art and politics collide. This unique exhibition explores ways offense has been given (and taken) and dissent expressed (and managed) during three historical incidences at The New School. With materials drawn largely from The New School Archives and Special Collections, the exchange of perspectives and reactions are traced in two editorial illustrations created for the exhibition.

For information on these events and others, please visit our events website.

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