Spirit week: Orange day

This week is spirit week at EC New York!  Today, students, teachers, and staff are showing their school spirit by wearing the color orange.  Check out how nifty we look:                 Here is the spirit week schedule: Monday- wear orange Tuesday- TWIN day Wednesday- sports day Thursday- … Read more

Jack-O-Lantern carving at EC New York

On Friday, October 24th, Emily led a pumpkin carving workshop in the student lounge.  We learned about the history and culture of jack-o-lanterns, as well as vocabulary concepts used to describe the pumpkin.  We talked about the words slimy, stringy, sticky, and gooey.  We also discussed uses for pu … Read more

Park Slope tour

On October 24th, teacher Nina and activity leader Emily led students on a tour of Park Slope, a neighborhood in Brooklyn.  We explored the beautiful, peaceful side streets and had a delicious dinner.  Our journey started at Grand Army Plaza and ended on seventh avenue and third street.  Park Slope i … Read more

NYC Marathon – go Jen!

On November 2nd, EC New York teacher Jen will be running in the world famous New York City Marathon. It is the largest marathon in the world, with over 50,000 participants running 26.219 miles, or 42.195 kilometers. The marathon takes place every autumn since 1970. Beginning in Staten Island before … Read more

Korean Food Festival

On October 17 and 18, the Korean Food Festival took place in Times Square.  This was the event’s second year, and was filled with visitors.  The event was hosted by Korea Argo Trade Center, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, and other Korean local Korean culture organizations.   … Read more

Pumpkin picking in Brooklyn

Pumpkin picking is a popular event this time of year, but it can be difficult to leave the city to find pumpkin patches.  Luckily for us, Brooklyn Plantology is bringing a huge pumpkin patch to the city.  Not only can you pick pumpkins and gourds, you can pet goats and taste local grapes and wine.   … Read more

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

A new and popular evening activity is the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  It has only been open for a year and is a great choice for a late night out.  It is open from 7:00 PM until 1:00 AM Friday and Saturday nights.  Each weekend, there is live music and delicious food, wine, and b … Read more

Superhero Day

Friday, October 10th was Superhero Day at EC New York, in light of NYC Comic Con.  Students wore shirts with their favorite superheros.  Comic Con is a fan convention dedicated to anime, science-fiction, comics, superheroes, video games, and comics.  In fact, throughout the streets of New York durin … Read more

Halloween time at EC NY

EC New York is preparing for Halloween!  Did you notice the spooky decorations by the reception?  We have spider webs, skulls, skeletons, pumpkins, and jack-o-lanterns in celebration of Halloween.  Perhaps you have already noticed Halloween decorations throughout the city already.  Soon, you will se … Read more

Apple picking

At this time of year, apple picking is a very popular weekend activity for both New Yorkers and tourists.  Although there are no apple orchards in the city, there are several farms that are quite close to Manhattan.  Here are some of our top picks of farms for apple picking and celebrating the fall … Read more