NYSIP 2015 We’re Halfway There: Week 4 in Review

Monday, July 6th, 2015 UCB: Comedy Show & Katz’s Delicatessen

On Monday, our interns began the week with a trip to the East Village for a comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre (https://east.ucbtheatre.com/).  The UCB, which was created by comedienne Amy Poehler in 1996, offers classes and shows in improvisation, sketch, and stand-up comedy.  The evening’s highlight was a stand-up sketch by comedienne Janeane Garofalo.

After the show, interns headed to New York City’s iconic Katz’s Delicatessen (http://katzsdelicatessen.com/) for a late night dinner.  We enjoyed a variety of classic deli sandwiches including the reuben sandwich.  All in all, it was a classic New York night.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015: Dinner at The Meatball Shop

On Wednesday, a group of interns enjoyed their first Italian dinner at The Meatball Shop (http://www.themeatballshop.com/locations/#64-greenwich) in the West Village.  This restaurant is known for its creative combinations of meatballs and sauces, like the classic beef meatball with marinara sauce, or a turkey meatball with creamy parmesan sauce.  The delicious food and great company made for a lovely Wednesday evening.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015: Holy Cannoli! Dinner in Little Italy

On Thursday, our interns explored Manhattan’s Little Italy.  They began with dinner at Lombardi’s (http://www.firstpizza.com/), the country’s very first pizza place which opened in 1905.  After they scarfed down margarita and white pizzas, there was just enough room left for dessert at the famous Italian bakery Ferrara (http://ferraranyc.com/).  Choosing from classic Italian sweets such as biscotti, cannoli, tri-color cookies, and gelato, we all got another taste of New York City.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 MoMA Mia!

On Friday, our interns took advantage of the free admission to the Museum of Modern Art (http://www.moma.org/).  The MoMA houses works by famous artists such as Pablo Picasso and Gustav Klimt.  The interns liked Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night and Claude Monet’s Water Lilies.  After touring the exhibit, our interns relaxed in the museum’s sculpture garden.

Saturday, July 11th, 2015 Mid-Summer Check-in

On Saturday morning, the NYSIP interns gathered together in the NYU dorms for a Mid-Summer Check-In group meeting.  Interns shared their experiences thus far in their internships, including successes they’ve accomplished and challenges they’ve faced at work.  With the help of each other, the group discussed ways to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals and make the most of the remaining weeks in the program.

NYSIP Scavenger Hunt

After the meeting, interns were tasked with completing the NYSIP 2015 Scavenger Hunt.  Interns were divided into teams of 4, and went off to complete six challenges that took them throughout the city to complete activities that were out of the ordinary.  From recreating an image of President Washington in the Washington Square Park fountain to taking a photo with a NYPD officer, the teams saw the city in a different way.  The scavenger hunt led each team to the final location Brooklyn Bowl, one of the city’s most fun bowling alleys in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg.  The winning team, “Team Paul Blart Mall Cop,” with teammates Karlsen Termini, Artoun Festekjian, Julia Vanian, and Isabelle Karabajakian, arrived at Brooklyn Bowl first and played one round of bowling.

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 Bastille Day!

On Sunday, a small group of interns participated in New York City’s annual Bastille Day (http://www.bastilledayny.com/) street fair, a festival to celebrate France’s Independence Day.   We (and many other New Yorkers) enjoyed live music, sampled French delicacies, and took fun group pictures in an Eiffel Tower themed photo booth.  The interns ended the weekend with a relaxing Sunday night of making pilaf in the NYU Senior House lounge.  Stay tuned for what lies ahead in Week 5…

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