During week three, the AGBU New York Interns had settled in comfortably in their internship roles. Meanwhile,NYSIP Associate Program Director, Michael Hovsepian, and the NYSIP Coordinators, Marianna Mekbekian and Anna Kalashyan, organized individual meetings with the interns to discuss their experience thus far. On Wednesday, July 2nd interns were divided into groups of four to prepare meals for each other at the NYU dorms, their home for the summer. Traditional Armenian dishes and desserts were on the menu.
On Friday, the interns kicked off the weekend with a walking tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park. From the historic Brooklyn Heights Promenade, they watched the Macy’s Annual Fireworks show in honor of Independence Day. It was the first time since 2009 that the show was held on the East River and it gave them the chance to enjoy the beautiful Manhattan skyline from just across the East River.
On Sunday, following a visit to the South Street Sea Port, the group headed back to Brooklyn, this time walking over the Brooklyn Bridge to reach Grimaldi’s, the iconic New York pizzeria..