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Best Weeks Ever Part Two (NYC)

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Ball games and broadway, spa days and Six Flags, open mic and out at Pace. Welcome “Week” continues in NYC.

Student Development and Campus Activities (SDACA) NYC’s popular Welcome “Week” continues. Here’s what’s happening:

Monday, September 8

Veteran Student Reception
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Meeting Room A
About-face and head on over to meet with other veteran students at Pace and find out more about services offered to veterans.

Setter Spa Day
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Student Union
Manis and pedis and facials, oh my. Let SDACA treat and pamper you before the semester craze sinks in.

Meet the Greeks

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Courtyard

From the Alpha to the Omega, learn all about sororities and fraternities and what it’s like to be part of Greek Life at Pace.

Tuesday, September 9

Piragua Stand

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Courtyard
Ice, ice baby. Vanilla Piña ice, ice baby. Whether you call it a kakigori, gola, piragua, or snow cone, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has plenty to help you take a cool break from the unpredictable heat. Flavors include tamarind, cherry, and chili-spiced mango.

LGBTQA Dean’s Reception
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Student Union
Get a tiny taste of Pace pride as the Dean for Students hosts a welcome reception for all students, where you can hear about resources available to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, queer, and questioning students.

Yankees Game
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza | $24
You’ve been here a week—it’s time to take you out to the ball game! Watch the Bronx Bombers in action at Yankee Stadium and catch “The Captain” one last time before Jeter hangs up his jersey at the end of the season.

Wednesday, September 10

Study Abroad Fair
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. | Student Union
You may have just arrived on campus, but Study Abroad wants to make sure you go away. Find out what opportunities are available, whether they be a week, a summer, a semester, or more at the Study Abroad Fair.

Chalk Festival
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Courtyard
Using the sidewalk as your canvas, leave your mark on Pace as the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts their annual Chalk Festival. Draw your best rendition of what it means to be a citizen of the world. Individual prizes include American Express gift cards: first place $100 and second place $50. Student organizations will receive a budget transfer: first place $300 and second place $150.

Mets Game
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza | $24
Back-to-back nights of ball games. Watch the Amazin’s in action at Citi Field for $24.

Thursday, September 11

Fall Activities Fair
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Student Union and Courtyard
Come down and get your chance to meet all of our clubs and organizations in person all at once!  You can chat with organization representatives, pick up info, and join. The next chance won’t be until spring, so make sure you do not miss this one. Want a preview? It’s Pace-OPoly time!

Student Veteran’s 9/11 Vigil
12:20 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | Courtyard
The Student Veteran Association at Pace will remember and honor those we lost on September 11, 2001 at an afternoon 9/11 vigil.

Open Mic Night with DJ Spynfo
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Student Union
If you’re a poet who knows it, a rapper who can give Jay-Z a run for his money, looking to set fire to the rain like Adele, or you just don’t embarrass easily, bring your A-minor game to open mic night with Hot 97’s DJ Spynfo.

Office of Housing and Residential Life 9/11 Vigil
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
Thirteen years ago, the Pace Community lost 47 members—students and alumni—and was closed for several weeks as we worked toward recovery. Please join us to remember and honor all those lost on September 11 at a vigil, which will be held at the main entrance of One Pace Plaza then proceed to Ground Zero. 

Friday, September 12

Out at Pace Panel
2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | 41 Park Row, 9th Floor Lounge
Hear from students, faculty, and staff on their experiences being out at Pace.

Madame Toussauds Wax Museum
7:15 p.m.–9:30 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza | $25
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.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not
7:15 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza | $10
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.

Discovery Exhibit
6:15 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza | $15
Events epic and rare come to life by connecting you to the greatest human stories ever told at New York’s first large-scale exhibition center. Discovery Times Square is the destination for some of the coolest exhibits out there, including The Art of the Brick, the world’s biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever, Marvel’s AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N., and Body Worlds: Pulse, the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination. Yum.

Saturday, September 13

Six Flags
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. | Meet at Spruce and Gold streets | $50
Are you ready to shoot through the air on your feet on Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern seatless rollercoaster, experience world-record-breaking height and speeds of 128MPH on Kingda Ka, take a record-breaking drop on the Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, or one of many other adrenaline-pumping thrill rides for $50? Just take a deep breath.

The Lion King
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza | $100
The classic journey of young royal heir Simba. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, and gazelles leap in a dazzling panorama that overwhelms the senses and inspires you with the wonder of life.

Monday, September 15

Queer People of Color Reception
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Meeting Room A
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the LGBTQA Center for their annual reception of queer people of color and our allies. Food will be served.

Guggenheim Visit
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
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, Kandinsky before abstraction, Italian futurism, and more.

MP3 Experiment

7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
Cause a scene with Improv Everywhere, where you’ll download an original MP3 to your phone, synchronize your watch, head out to the determined location, and blend in with others. Then, everyone presses play, and hilarity ensues as participants carry out ridiculous, coordinated instructions delivered to their headphones via narrator “Steve” and everyone else tries to figure out what is going on.

Tuesday, September 16

Shades Reception
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | 9th Floor Lounge, 41 Park Row
This mentoring collective for young women of color wants to meet you. If you want to hear more about Shades, part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, stop by this meet and greet.

Graduate Student Reception
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Student Union
Food and fun for our graduate students. Mix and mingle with master’s and doctoral students from all majors and schools.

Aladdin: The Musical
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza | $62
The beloved story of Aladdin is brought to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. With just one rub of a magic lamp, Aladdin’s journey sweeps you into an exotic world full of daring adventure, classic comedy, and timeless romance. It’s an unforgettable experience that includes all the cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning score and more written especially for Broadway.

There is a mandatory $18 fee to attend Welcome Week events. Click here. Additional info on Welcome Week can be found on the SDACA website. Or check back next week for more Welcome Week!