Whether you are attending as a student or someone looking for interesting entertainment you won’t find in a New York City hotel guide to the city, New York University has a few annual events that you will look forward to year after year. They offer a little something for everyone while at the same time broadening your mind while having fun. Check out any or all of these events and you’ll enjoy what these New York University events have to offer.
The Strawberry Festival (http://nyu.edu/life/events-traditions/strawberry-festival), now in it’s 26th year, brings together students, faculty and staff to this enduring event every spring. Tasty food, live music, and carnival games are part of the fun of this annual event. It also includes the longest strawberry shortcake in the world! The event is open to the public and is regularly held on La Guardia place, just south of Washington Park. This is one of the famous events at New York University you don’t want to miss!
World Science Festival
The World Science Festival (http://worldsciencefestival.com), hosted by New York University every June, brings a series of 50 activities and events over five days which feature varied scientific disciplines ranging from astronomy to neuroscience, genetics to robotics. The greatest of scientific minds around the world will be there to celebrate all facets of science. There will also be dance, music and the arts included to round out this festival. Held at various locations on and off campus, please check the World Science Festival website or the New York University events schedule.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week (http://nyu.edu/life/events-traditions/mlk-week) commemorates Dr. King’s visit to New York University on Feb. 10, 1961, by offering a weeklong schedule of special events and programs every Feb. A featured event is held at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts, as well as guest lectures, panels and discussions on campus, art exhibitions and Week of Service volunteer opportunities. This includes the AMC (Administrative Management Council’s) Naughty Knitters and Crafty Crocheters workshop, which knits and crochets hats for and scarves for local seniors. No experience necessary, just bring yourself and a heart for giving, all materials will be provided. Please check the website for more information or the New York University events schedule.