Our Student Activities bring students from all four NYLC schools together, and these activities are a way for our students to apply what they've learned in the classroom into real life situations. The month of February is considered the coldest month, yet it is also quite eventful in NYC, and students who participate get a taste of the excitement.
The U.S. celebrates Black History Month in February, and we kick off the celebration at NYLC by visiting the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) located in Astoria, Queens. In honor of the contributions made by African Americans, MoMI will be showing an ongoing film called Changing the Picture. This film celebrates and explores the work of culturally diverse people in film and TV and how their contributions have "changed the picture" in the entertainment industry.
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|Speed Dating at NYLC|
February 14th is Valentine's day, the day we celebrate love and friendship. To ensure our students' Valentine's day is eventful, we have organized our version of "Speed Dating." ... but don't panic! We are not trying to set you up on dates; we just want our students to meet each other and have fun. Perhaps you wanted to speak to a classmate but never had the chance! Speed dating will give you the opportunity to do so. Do not miss out on this fun event where staff and students participate!
Every Winter and Summer NYC celebrates Restaurant Week. Winter Restaurant week starts off on February 16th and runs through March 6th. Restaurant Week lets New Yorkers enjoy delicious meals from over 300 restaurants at bargain prices. To celebrate Restaurant week we will be having our Lunch and Conversation at one of the participating restaurants. Come enjoy a delicious meal and great conversation!
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In February, the city also celebrates Chinese or Lunar New Year! Chinatown dresses its streets in festive Chinese New Year colors. We will enjoy the festivities and eat delicious food while watching the parade and wonderful dragon dances! This year celebrates the year of the Sheep (or goat to some). This is a great cultural experience for all!
Our activities change every month, we want to ensure that student activities at NYLC are both educational and fun. Come join us in our adventures! All NYLC students are allowed to bring a guest; just remember to sign up and check in with the person-in-charge of activities at your school.
written by Dafny Guzman