Wednesday, October 16, 2013

American Museum of Natural History College Fair & Seminar on College App & Financial Aid Processes

The Museum invites all NYC high school students to its Annual College Fair.
This year's College Fair is on Friday, October 25th from 5:30 – 7:30
FREE! Open to the public.
This year we are excited to offer a free Kaplan seminar on the college application and financial aid processes with 
a Q & A session before the College Fair from 4:45-5:30pm located in the Kaufmann Theater.
Location: North Gallery, American Museum of Natural History, Enterthrough the 77th st entrance, which is located on 77th Street between and Columbus Avenue and Central Park West.
 No Registration Required!
Directions: To get to the Museum by subway take the B or C train to 81st Street. Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street. To get to the Museum by bus take the M79 bus traveling east/west on West 79th Street across Central Park, with a stop next to the Museum on West 81st Street. Other buses also stop at or near the Museum, including the M7, M10, M11, M86 and M104 buses. Need a local map to the AMNH? Click hereEnter through the 77th st entrance, which is located on 77th Street between and Columbus Avenue and Central Park West


Bard College
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Bowdoin College
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Columbia University
Cornell University
CUNY Brooklyn College
CUNY Lehman
CUNY Sophie Davies
Ithaca College
Macualay Honors College
Mount Holyoke
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York University
NYU Poly
Northwestern University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Yale University
Youth Initiatives, AMNH

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


The guide includes information on financial aid,
the application process, how to get a head
start on the college process, as well as specific 
supports for parents and caregivers.

This guide if free of charge.
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Brooklyn Museum of Art - First Saturday -- Jean Paul Gaultier

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Celebrate the intrigue and artistry of French haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier at Brooklyn Museum's November 2 Target First Saturday
November's Target First Saturday, inspired by the exhibition The Fashion World Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, explores and celebrates fashion and design. Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. November's highlights include:

5 p.m. Music: Brooklyn-based electro dream pop band Au Revoir Simone plays upbeat and danceable melodies paired with a smooth lo-fi sound.

6 p.m. Curator Talk: Lisa Small explores themes in The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier.

6-9 p.m. Museum Shop: This trunk show with Amber Royal of Royal Things vintage jewelry and accessories includes a mix of classic and vintage from the Edwardian to mid-century modern periods and contemporary design hand crafted from vintage elements.

*6:30 p.m. Film: The Day Before (Loic Prigent, 2009, 52 min.) This documentary follows Jean Paul Gaultier for 36 hours leading up to the debut of his 2010 autumn-winter collection at the Paris Haute Couture fashion show.

*6:30-8:30 Hands-On Art: Experiment and design an outfit inspired by Gaultier's haute couture.

7 p.m. Music: Brooklyn native Tamar-kali leads a five-piece band with her mesmerizing vocals, blending hardcore rock with a soulful edge.

*7:30 p.m. Discussion: Susan Scafidi, Fordham professor and author of Who Owns Culture?: Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law, leads a discussion about ethics and legal issues in fashion.

8-10 p.m. Interactive Space: Experience a Gaultier-inspired environment of beauty, fantasy, and surrealism made of music, performances, and costumed characters created by Shien Lee's Dances of Vice. Sip cocktails and sketch from live models with artist Molly Crabapple and Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School.

*8:30 p.m. Film: The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997, 126 min). This French sci-fi film features costumes designed by Gaultier.
Throughout the evening, a cash bar will offer beer and wine, and the Museum Café will serve a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, and beverages. The Museum Shop will remain open until 11 p.m.

Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to all galleries and events. Programs subject to change without notice. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines for free tickets often form thirty minutes in advance. For more information, visit Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5 to 11 p.m. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Borough High School Fairs -- Next Weekend!

Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

BronxTheodore Roosevelt Educational Campus500 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY  10458

Subway: 4, C, D followed by BX12
Bus: BX2, BX9, BX12, BX22, BX41
QueensFrancis Lewis High School58-20 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY  11365

Subway: 7 followed by Q17, F followed  by Q30 or Q31
Bus: Q17, Q30, Q31, Q88
BrooklynEdward R. Murrow High School1600 Avenue L
Brooklyn, NY  11230

Subway: Q to Avenue J
Bus: B6, B9, B49, B68
Staten IslandNew Dorp  High School465 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY  10306

Subway: SIRT
Bus: S76, S78, S79
ManhattanMartin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus122 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY  10023
Subway: 1 to 66th St; A, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle
Bus: M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, M104

Citywide & Borough High School Fairs Flyer
Borough High School Fairs Flyer: English

For additional High School Fair resources and handouts, visit here.

Dancing Through College & Beyond 2013 -- for High Schoolers

Dancing Through College & Beyond 2013

Join us for a one of a kind event for students, parents and teachers to explore dance opportunities beyond high school by interacting with over 25 college dance programs! 
Providing a much needed service to the greater dance community, Dancing Through College and Beyond is a unique conference where young dancers discover a variety of American collegiate choices for continued life enrichment through dance. Respected dance professionals, faculty, and choreographers guide hundreds of high school dancers to the next level of greatness, strengthening the connection between the leaders of this current dance generation and the next.  Participating colleges discuss how their departments interact with the greater dance community, their track record of alumni achievements, and how their departments help graduates transition to the job market.  
Preregistration: RSVP at

Events Include

  • One-on-one conversations with college dance representatives from aross the United States
  • Movement class for students taught by renowned college dance faculty
  • Panel discussions on applying and auditioning for college dance programs
  • Financial aid tutorials
  • Mentoring and networking
Hosted by:
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street (between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10021

Friday, October 4, 2013

District Middle School Fairs Begin Tuesday!

District Middle School Fairs Begin Tuesday!

The Department of Education will kick off the Middle School Admissions process with its annual District Middle School Fairs on October 8, 9, 10, 16, and 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. At the Fair, you'll have the chance to speak with representatives from the schools to which you’re interested in applying, so be prepared to ask plenty of questions! Before you head to the Fair, take a look at the Fair Guide for tips on what to do at the Fair and how to make the best use of your time.

Fairs will be held in districts 1-23, 25, and 28-32, and families do not need to RSVP to attend. For a complete list of dates and locations, please visit our website.
Save the Date: Middle School Open HousesSchools will hold open houses for interested students in the weeks following the District Middle School Fairs. Families can contact schools directly for dates and times, or visit

Middle School Directories Are Now AvailableEach student will receive a copy of the Directory of NYC Middle Schools 2013-2014 from their elementary school. The Directories provide information about middle schools in each district so families can make informed choices when applying to middle school. English versions of the Directories are now available online. Translated versions of the directories will be available onlineon a rolling basis.

Middle School ApplicationsMiddle school applications will be distributed to families in November and are due back to guidance counselors in December. More information about Middle School Admissions, including a calendar of events, deadlines, and electronic copies of middle school publications, are available on the Department’s Web site at
We look forward to seeing you at one of the District Fairs!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Inside Schools Event - High School Hustle: How to Apply

High School Hustle: How to Apply
Confused about high school admissions? Have questions you need answered about particular schools, or how to fill out the 12-school application? can help!
Join Clara Hemphill, the staff of Insideschools.organd other experts with answers to your questions.
We will:
  • Reveal our new tool Insidestats: A new way to judge high schools
  • Explain what to look for in a high school
  • Discuss the various types of high schools
  • Provide generous time for Q & A
Admission is free but you must RSVP.
Insideschools is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School and is supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, as well as additional grants from the David L. Klein Jr. Foundation, the New York City Council and the New York Community Trust; reader donations, and advertising revenue.  

 insideschools forum
6 PM - 8 PM