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Things to do in New York (New York City and Westchester county), events happening in New York, tips for living in New York and more.

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Things You Can Do in Westchester Right Now!

While it will probably be a while before things seem “normal” again, Westchester, NY has been opening more businesses and activities. There are still limitations and community requirements for new openings, but ...

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3 Outdoor Activities to do in New York City

Summer has arrived to New York! With that means our students are eager to leave their houses after many months of quarantine and feel the summer air. New York City entered phase 2 of our reopening plans which means ...

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Justice for George and Black Lives Matter: What does it all mean?

On Tuesday, hundreds of mourners paid their respects to the 46-year-old father, whose death sparked a nationwide movement against police brutality and systemic racism. George Floyd ...

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3 Ways to Stay Active at Home

Staying active and healthy is very important in order to maintain an overall well-being. If you are currently studying in the English Language Institute, you are aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the number of ...

Staying Connected: Online Student Life at the English Language Institute

Classes are begin taught – and taken – remotely at Pace University.  This does not mean, however, that our students need to feel isolated.  In addition to classes, there will be many ways that you can remain connected ...

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3 Things To Do in Westchester on Spring Break

The spring season brings so many nice things: mild temperatures, warm sun, lighter days, and maybe most important of all – spring break! Many people like to travel during spring break, but visiting your local area can be ...

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3 of the Best Spots to See the NYC Skyline

Whether it is your first time in New York City, your fifteenth time or you’ve lived here your whole life, seeing the world famous skyline never gets old.  People travel from near and far to see the skyscrapers that tower over ...

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3 Must-Haves When you Study in the Winter in New York City

It is time to bundle up! If you are studying English during our Winter 2020 program in the English Language Institute at Pace University, be prepared for the cold weather. Within the months of December and January, New York experiencing ...

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3 Ways to Gobble Up Thanksgiving in NYC

Traditionally, Thanksgiving has celebrated the harvest, which provides food for Americans throughout the year. This celebration takes place on the fourth Thursday in November. It brings family and friends together for a feast of ...

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3 Things to Do for Halloween in New York City

Halloween is a big holiday in the United States. The 31 October is “All Hallow’s Eve”, when the barrier between the world of the living and the dead is at its thinnest. It is a fun night of spooky frivolities. Typically ...

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3 Reasons to Visit Westchester in the Fall

I just moved to Westchester and, to be honest, I loved where I lived before. So, I was not quite sure how much I would love living here. However, I have fallen in love with Westchester! One of my favorite things ...

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How to Take the Subway in NYC

You have decided to study ESL in NYC.  This is a great decision.  New York is an exciting city and one of the best places to learn English in America. When you are here in New York, even if you live ...

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3 Fall Excursions to Take from New York City

The first thought that might pop into someone’s head when they hear “September” is probably something related to going back to school. However, the month of September in New York has so much more to offer ...

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The 3 Best Beaches to Visit in New York City

The temperature has been hot and sticky in New York City this time of year and it is only going to get hotter which means… it’s time to go to the beach! If you are planning a weekend getaway or just looking to ...

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3 Fun 4th of July Festivities in Gotham*

The 4th of July is one of the most important holidays on the American calendar. People typically celebrate American freedom with a barbecue during the day and fireworks at night. As you might expect ...

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3 Outdoor Summer Activities to Look Forward to in NYC

Summertime is approaching! If you are studying English in New York City at Pace University during the months of June-August, you will be in for a treat with the many summer activities that occur ...

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3 Beautiful New York Gardens to Enjoy in the Spring

The time of the year that we have been waiting for all winter long has finally arrived. The weather is slowly getting nicer. The temperatures are getting warmer. More and more birds are in ...

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5 Ways to Impress Your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day in New York City

Romance and snow are in the air. As I write Pace ELI's latest blog entry, New York is getting its first winter snow storm. Can you imagine how beautifully romantic New York is in the snow? ...

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3 Things To Do in New York City for the Lunar New Year

Welcome to the fun month of February! While Valentine’s Day might be one of the most well known holidays of this month, an interesting and joyous celebration is just around the corner…

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3 Famous Cups of Hot Chocolate in New York

If you are studying English in New York at Pace University this January, you already know that the temperature outside is not exactly Summer-like. Don’t let the low temperatures scare you away! There are ...

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3 Ways to Be a Better You this New Year in New York

It’s that time of year again when starting the tradition of setting New Year Resolutions is among us. If you are studying English in New York and were able to spend the holidays here, then you probably enjoyed ...

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How to Celebrate the Holidays in New York

It is the holidays in New York City right now and it is one of the busiest and craziest times of the year! Did you notice that I am using the plural form, “the holidays”, and not the singular form, "the holiday”? This is because ...

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3 Wonderful Sites to visit on the Harlem Line

Although the Big Apple features more exciting activities than you can shake a stick at, the Harlem Line which leaves from Grand Central station delivers you to a breath of fresh air just north of the city. The first stop ...

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5 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated by Americans on the fourth Thursday of November. It celebrates the story of the Pilgrim’s meal with the Native Americans and is reserved as a day to spend with ...

How to Celebrate Halloween in New York City

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays in New York City, and New Yorkers love to celebrate it in many different ways. Here is how you can participate in some of the fun and free events the city has to offer ...
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Things to Do in Sleepy Hollow at Halloween

It is true that when you study English at Pace in New York City or in Westchester, there is so much to do and see for virtually any holiday. Did you know that the area just north of New York City is ...

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3 Ways to Enjoy Fall in NYC

One of the more obvious differences between the Northeast region of the US and other parts, specifically the Westcoast, is that our weather goes through 4 distinct seasons throughout the year. September 22 ...

3 Things to Do on the Labor Day Weekend in New York City

The first weekend in September is the Labor Day long weekend. This signals the unofficial end of summer. However, it is still hot and for students studying at the English Language Institute, there are lots of things to do...

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3 Restaurants in New York with Lunch Under $6

There is no doubt that New York can be expensive but it doesn’t always have to be. In this post, I suggest a few spots you can go to find lunch under $6. Are you vegetarian? Do you need a restaurant that is open 24/7? Do you like ...

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How to Use Meetup to Make New Friends in New York

Before social media applications like Meetup appeared on the scene, many young people resorted to going to bars or participating in activities which cost them an arm and a leg in order to meet new friends. One way is to ...

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How to Watch Baseball in New York City

Summertime in New York means a lot of different things to people. For many Americans, it means baseball. Baseball is traditionally known as America’s national pastime. The men who play it professionally are often called ...

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3 Free Activities to Do in Summer in NYC

My favorite time of the year has arrived! I plan weekly trips for our students so they can make memories and friendships while they study English in NYC. Summer by far is the easiest and also most challenging time to do this ...

3 Things You Should Know about New Yorkers

What makes New York City one of the most interesting and exciting places to live and study in the world? Many will say that the people of New York are the heartbeat of the city. For those studying English in New York, ...

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How to Find Places to Find Peace and Worship in Lower Manhattan

New York City is full of excitement and energy with so much to do and see. Students at Pace University’s English Language Institute have the opportunity to enjoy New York’s famous sites, restaurants and entertainment on a daily basis. After classes ...

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3 Beaches You Can Take the Train to From Manhattan

I bet one place you didn’t think you could visit after your Intensive English classes at Pace University by train was the beach! Beaches by Train from manhattanNew York City is conveniently connected to 14-miles of beaches by public transportation...

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3 Things to do in New York on the Memorial Day Weekend

May 28 is Memorial Day in the United States. It is a public holiday and the English Language Institute, like most businesses and all schools and universities, is closed. Enjoy the long weekend! Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer ...

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3 Great Museums in New York City

Today is International Museum Day! When you study ESL in NYC at Pace University’s English Language Institute, you have the advantage of being able to visit some of the world’s best museums. Sometimes these may be an excursion as part of your class...

3 Fun Activities To Do in Spring in New York near Pace University

Spring is my favorite time of year here in New York City and at Pace ELI. Temperatures are finally rising, classes are either coming to an end or starting, and it’s time to head outdoors. During the spring and well into the summer...

3 Great Pizza Places in New York City

May 9 is World Pizza Day and what better place to be than New York City. Different cities in the U.S. have different style pizzas. When you study English in NYC, you get to enjoy authentic New York-style pizza. The crust is thin ...

3 Ways to Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in New York

May 5 is Cinco de Mayo. When you study English in New York at the English Language Institute at Pace University, one of the many wonderful things to enjoy is the cultural diversity. There are many different communities, with their own ...

3 Smartphone Apps for New New Yorkers

If you are planning to study abroad in NYC and take English classes, you are probably researching all of the social activities you can participate in.  Some schools, such as the English Language Institute at Pace University, will offer daily trips ...

3 Places to Enjoy Jazz in NYC

April 30 is International Jazz Day. Jazz is quintessential American music - and New York is one of the best cities in American to enjoy great jazz. When you live in New York studying English at the English Language Institute, a visit to a jazz club ...

3 Fun Places to Shop for Bargains in Lower Manhattan

Studying English at a university in New York is exciting. Your intensive English classes are filled with opportunities to learn new language, make new friends, experience American culture and enjoy everything an American university has ...

3 Public Art Installations in the New York City Subway

The New York City subway is world class in many ways (not all of them positive), and one of those ways is its support of public art. It will be worth your time to slow down as you traverse this city to and from your Pace University English ...

3 Famous Sculptures in New York City to Enjoy

April 24 is International Sculpture Day. This is the perfect day to share three famous sculptures or statues with you that you can find in New York City.  These are places you can easily visit when you come to New York to study English...

3 Fun Things To Do on the Easter Weekend in New York

Part of coming to New York to study English is enjoying the culture of your new city. Easter is on Sunday, April 12, 2020 and is a really fun time to be studying and living in America. Here are three great things to do for Easter in New York City...

3 Types of Theater in New York City

March 27 is World Theater Day. Theater NYC  broadwayNew York City is one of the best cities in the world to see theater. Many English language students go to the theater to see famous stars and great shows. At the English Language Institute ...

3 Reasons We Love NYC in December

If you are thinking about studying ESL in New York, any time of year is great, of course.  At Pace's ELI, we have lots of great student life options throughout the year. But December in New York is an especially magical time for ...

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