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Welcome Week Rounds the Corner (NYC)

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Synchronized pranks and the San Gennaro festival; museums and musicals; Welcome Week in NYC has got it all.

Monday, September 15

Queer People of Color Reception
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Meeting Room A in Student Union
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.

Wednesday, September 17

Constitution Day/Voter Registration Day
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. | Left Lobby, One Pace Plaza
We the people will celebrate and look back on a day that changed our lives. Join the Political Science Society at their tabling to hear more about Constitution Day and our inalienable rights, and register voters.

Pace Ad Club Social Mixer 
12:20 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | Student Union, One Pace Plaza
Are you ADdicted to trivia? The Ad Club E-Board challenges you as they host a marketing, advertising, and promotions trivia game.

Walking Tour of the West Village
12:20 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Meet in front of One Pace Plaza
To us, nothing feels more like New York than a stroll through the West Village. Quaint brownstones and cobblestone streets, cupcakeries (Molly’s!), outdoor restaurants and cafes, Stonewall, and more. Join for a walking tour of the West Village and free ice cream.

Economics Society Dunk Tank Fundraiser
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | Courtyard, One Pace Plaza
Have a good arm and even better aim? The Economics Society E-Board will take turns being dunked by students who pay a small fee which will be donated to Charity: Water. Make a splash at this slam-dunk event. Boom.

Stonewall Coalition and Lavender Ladies We're Here, We're Queer Mixer 
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Student Union, One Pace Plaza
This is a chance for LGBTQA individuals to meet students who share a similar identity and their allies and to celebrate you! Not only will this event foster a safe space for the LGBTQA students at Pace, it will also build a stronger community overall.

Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater
6:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess, and keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Thursday, September 18

MoMA Trip
2:20 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
The “most influential museum of modern art in the world” is just a few subway stops away. Join SDACA for a field trip to the MoMA, which ignites creativity, creates imagination, and has some of the most unique art featured in NYC.

9/11 Memorial and Museum Visit
3:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001. See the Memorial's twin reflecting pools, which sit within the footprints of where the Twin Towers once stood, each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America.

Friday, September 19

Statue of Liberty
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
You’re not a true New Yorker until you’ve visited two of the world’s most famous historical landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Museum of Moving Images
1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones explores Jones’s creative genius, as well as the influences he drew on from the fine arts and popular culture, and the legacy of his work on the field of animation. The exhibition features 23 of Chuck Jones’s animated films, interactive experiences, and more than 125 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs, demonstrating how Jones and his collaborators worked together to create some of the greatest cartoons ever made.

Shakti Dance Team Presents Garba
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Gym, C-Level
Meaning “power” or “empowerment,” Shakti dance is the yoga of dance, and Pace’s Shakti Dance Team wants to show you what they’ve got, from hip hop to Bollywood to classical. Join them in the gym to learn a traditional form of dance from India and enjoy food and music.

Saturday, September 20

San Gennaro Festival
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
Delicious food and free entertainment that reflects the Italian-American culture and heritage and attracts more than a million people to Little Italy is back for its 88th year.

MET Visit
1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
Haaaaave you met the MET? We’re not talking about the baseball mascot or the grocery store, we mean the MET—you know, the largest art museum in the U.S. and one of the 10 largest in the world, which will take you from ancient Egypt to Medieval Europe to Africa, Oceania, and the classical world of Ancient Greeks and Romans…and that’s just the first floor.

1:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Meet at Info Desk, One Pace Plaza
The Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Revival, Diane Paulus’ Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. With thrilling choreography and breathtaking acrobatics, prepare for a high-flying fun ride.

Monday, September 22

New York Cares Presentation
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
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 safer 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.

There is a mandatory $18 fee to attend non-departmental Welcome Week events. Click here. Events are subject to change, so please check the Welcome Week calendar on the SDACA website. And make sure to check back next week for the final round of Welcome Week events.