After preparing for Ted Talks- Summerfuel Edition- at Leadership and Innovation today, students got the chance to tour the fashion museum at SUNY FIT. A fun way to look at style interpretation through decades, culture, and material. Then, some of the ladies had New York style pizza for the first time, and it never tasted so good! To finish our night, we celebrated one of our own’s Sweet Sixteen. No better way to spend it by eating his favorite red velvet cake and singing “Happy Birthday” in his native tongue of Portuguese.
After a day full of classes, a few students and program staff went to Union Square for an evening of shopping and good eats! The students were even able to recognize some of the buildings in the area that we passed on our Fourth of July cruise. We were happy to know that our students are turning into true New Yorkers!
To finish our first weekend in New York, we visited the Museum of Modern Art, also known as MoMA. With 6 different levels and an outside garden, the museum carried works depicting police brutality, social injustices, sculptures and abstract pieces. With much to do and so little time, we journey off to Central Park and Columbus Circle to enjoy some quiet time, as well as grab a bite to eat and shop. Back to business as usual tomorrow at Leadership and Innovation Columbia!