50 Days and 50 Nights (PLV)
For 50 days and 50 nights beginning August 30, PLV is where you’re going to want to be. From BBQs and block parties to comedy and karaoke, it’s time for SDCA’s famous programming.
Sunday, August 30 | 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Setters Lounge
Karaoke isn’t about carrying a tune, it’s about carrying a crowd! So grab the mic and belt out your favorite Destiny’s Child or Weezer throwback and watch as the crowd joins you in saying it ain’t so.
Movie on the Lawn
Sunday, August 30 | 9:00 p.m.–11:45 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Wednesday, September 2 | 9:00 p.m.–11:45 p.m. | Miller Lawn
It’s time for movies under the stars. Grab your blanket and head to the lawn to kick back with some food, friends, and films. The August 30 film is Avengers: Age of Ultron and the September 2 film is Pitch Perfect 2.
So You Think You’re Not Creative?
Monday, August 31 | 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Unleash your inner artist. Paint (using a live model!) on your own canvas, write unique stories with your peers, and learn how to take photos like a professional photographer—no experience necessary. Plus, you'll get a free bag, mug, journal, and other supplies to help you express yourself!
Lip Sync Finals
Monday, August 31 | 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Goldstein Gym
First-year students, warm up your air-vocals because the lip sync finals are here—watch the 2015 Orientation groups in what’s sure to be a thrilling throwdown.
Michael Dean Ester
Monday, August 31 | 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Goldstein Gym
Looking for some college life’s lessons and a little bit of laughter? The college comic is coming! More than 1,800 audiences have laughed at Michael Dean Ester’s punchlines. The twice-nominated NACA comedian of the year is making a stop at Pace for some campus comedy and what he calls “the funniest hour you’ll spend in college.”
Tie Dye for Peace
Monday, August 31 | 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
What would college be without some tie dye swag? Tie dye for peace on a Monday night.
Tuesday, September 1 | 12:00 p.m. | Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center
Your official welcome to the Pace Community. Read more about the Convocation ceremony, keynote speakers, lunch meet and greets, and campus involvement fair here.
Campus Involvement Fair
Tuesday, September 1 | 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Are you into nature or newspaper-writing? Want to step and stroll with the 808s step team or celebrate culture with the Students of Caribbean Awareness (SOCA)? There are dozens of student orgs ready to meet you!
Taste of Red
Wednesday, September 2 | 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
The Pace Señoritas (Sigma Lambda Upsilon) and the Devastating Divas (Delta Sigma Theta) get the BBQs rolling on Miller Lawn. Save some room…
Thursday, September 3 | 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn/Shirley Beth’s Way
…Because the brothers of Alpha Chi Epsilon (AXE) and sisters of Alpha Lambda Sigma (ALS) want to treat you to a BBQ lunch, too. By all
BSU Block Party
Thursday, September 3 | 5:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman, Miller Lawn, Shirley Beth’s Way
Hope you’re still hungry because the Black Student Union (BSU) block party is bringing you more food, music, dancing, and fun.
Pace Perk Grand Opening
Thursday, September 3 | 9:30 p.m.–11:45 p.m. | Pace Perk
Your favorite student-run café is back! Enjoy food (yes, even more of it!), entertainment, raffles, prizes, and games all night long!
42nd Street in Pleasantville
Friday, September 4 | 6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Are you in a New York state of mind? Broadway comes to Bedford Road as Programming Board presents 42nd Street in PLV. Have a t-shirt spray-painted, make name art, take photo booth pictures, and enjoy entertainment, food, and more. Be there or be (Times) square.
City Sunday: Central Park
Sunday, September 6 | 1:00 p.m.–11:45 p.m. | PLV train station
A hop, skip, and some stops separate you from one of the most vibrant cities on Earth. Enjoy Programming Board’s City Sundays, where you’ll explore NYC’s most magical places. This stop: Central Park, the 843-acre home of gardens, castles, lakes, pools, theaters, sculptures, rinks, a carousel, and a zoo.
Monday, September 7 | all day
What’s on the menu? Pace Eats…all day long!
Monday, September 7 | 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | North Hall bus stop
Didn’t finish up your back to school shopping? With 400+ stores, prepare your purses for the eighth largest mall in the US as SDCA hosts a trip to the land of shopportunities.
Happy Hour: Poetry Slam
Tuesday, September 8 | 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Boudreau Lounge
Programming Board presents the power of words at the first Happy Hour event of the academic year. Enjoy performance poetry, freestyle, and spoken word.
Wednesday, September 9 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Every two seconds, someone needs blood to survive. It’s time to roll up your sleeves because the American Red Cross is coming to PLV.
Wednesday, September 9 | 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
You may be feeling like it’s all about the first-year students right now. But trade your frowns for food, fun, and freebies at the Sophomore Kick-Off party to put your middle-child woes to rest.
Circle of Greeks
Wednesday, September 9 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Wilcox Gym
Think you wanna go Greek, but just don’t know the difference between Alpha Lambda Sigma and Sigma Lambda Upsilon? Don’t fret. Head to the Circle of Greeks, where fraternities and sororities will be present and telling students all about their organizations.
Looking for more 50 Days and 50 Nights? Stay tuned for slip ‘n slides, kayaking on the Hudson, hot wing eating contest, and much more next week!
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