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Welcome Week Crosses the Finish Line (NYC)

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The top of the Rock or the Empire State Building? The Museum of Sex or Love and Murder? Welcome Week in NYC goes out with a bang.

We're sad to watch it go, but we've had fun. SDACA's Welcome Week in NYC is wrapping up and here's what you can see and do before it ends: 

Monday, September 22

New York Cares Presentation
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | Student Union
Deliver meals to homebound seniors. Play sports activities with teens with disabilities. Spruce up a community garden. Mentor high school students. New York Cares offers year-round volunteer opportunities for more than 59,000 people each year. Hear more about opportunities and find out how you can start making a difference in the lives of others at this presentation.

Stonewall Coalition HIV Testing
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | Meeting Room A
Know your status! Get tested! Free HIV/AIDS testing in Meeting Room A. Plus, free condoms and other safe sex items and resources will be available at the event.

Pace Rotaract for Peace
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Student Union
Dance for Peace is a social event for the Pace Community to come together as a movement in support of social justice issues. Pace Rotaract Club is a service, leadership, and community service organization for young men and women between the ages 18–30.

Tuesday, September 23

NY Blood Center Blood Drive
12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Student Union
Every two seconds, someone needs blood to survive. It’s time to roll up your sleeves…because the New York Blood Center is coming for your blood. To schedule an appointment, contact Cristina Rodriguez at (212) 346-1590 or

NSSHLA Operation Smile Cleft Awareness
12:10 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Courtyard
The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) at Pace will raise awareness and money for Operation Smile, an organization that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities for children around the globe.

Empire State Building
7:15 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
What better way to be in an Empire State of Mind than to head 86 or 102 flights up to the observation deck for one of the most tremendous views of NYC?  The Empire State Building’s Observation Deck 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.

Wednesday, September 24

Kappa Delta You Make me Smile
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Left and Library Lobby, First Floor, One Pace Plaza
As a project of the Confidence Coalition, the “You Make Me SMILE” campaign is designed to brighten a woman or girl’s day and boost her confidence. Kappa Delta will be inflating blue balloons and writing confidence-boosting messages on them, and handing the balloons out to women and girls of all ages on the NYC Campus.

Fall Fest
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Student Union
A P.A.C.E. Board favorite, you'll forget that summer is behind you at this fall carnival.

Top of the Rock
5:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
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.

If/Then: The Musical
6:15 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth (Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel), a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in this city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth’s life splits into two parallel paths.

Thursday, September 25

Life of Pi Screening
4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
The storyline revolves around an Indian man named Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, living in Canada and telling a novelist about his life story and how, at 16, he survives a shipwreck in which his family dies, and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Friday, September 26

Museum of Sex
1:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
Need MoSex in your life? SDACA’s sponsoring a trip to the super popular Museum of Sex, where you’ll be presented with the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality, including their latest immersive art installation which explores the sexual subtext of carnivals, and the sex lives of animals. Looking for a better description? Panda porn. You’re welcome.

Saturday, September 27

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
The 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder finds Monty Navarro, a British commoner, discovering that he’s ninth in line to inherit the Earldom of Highhurst and prepared to speed up the line with some charm and murder.

Phantom of the Opera 
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza 
Broadway’s longest running musical and winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork is a timeless story of seduction and despair. Set at the Paris opera house, a beautiful soprano becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.

There is a mandatory $18 fee to attend non-departmental Welcome Week events.