Kayaking on the Hudson – EC New York Student Activity

What do you think of when you think of New York City? Skyscrapers? Taxi Cabs? Crowds of people? Well while those certainly are parts of our concrete jungle, most people don’t realize all the fun outdoor activities that you can participate in while in the Big Apple. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, … Read more

Check out our EC New York 30+ Rooftop Bar Activity

  What’s more New York than enjoying a cocktail on a rooftop in New York city? Each month the EC New York 30+ school tries to find a different bar or lounge to get drinks. Recently, the EC school went to Up on 20 Rooftop and Lounge, which is part of the Hyatt Hotel in … Read more

Got any plans for the weekend?

We have three! For those studying at a New York English School and would like to take a break from the busy city, we will be having weekend trips to three different cities on the east coast. First up is a 2-day tour of Washington DC, our nation’s capital, on October 12th and 13th where … Read more

The Amish Country

One of EC’s weekend trips is to the Amish Country. In the early 18th century, many Amish and Mennonites emigrated to Pennsylvania for a variety of reasons. Today, the most traditional descendants of the Amish continue to speak Pennsylvania German, also known as Pennsylvania Dutch. However, a dialect of Swiss German predominates in some Old … Read more

History of the 92Y

Founded in 1874 as the Young Men’s Hebrew Association by German-Jewish professionals and businessmen, 92nd Street Y has grown into an organization guided by Jewish principles but serving people of all races and faiths. 92Y serves over 400,000 people annually and offers over 200 programs a day. Its 33 program areas include community outreach; lectures … Read more

Today’s Activities at EC NY

Today is a busy day for everyone here at EC! We have a Free Pronunciation Lab from 3-3:45pm for beginner-intermediate students with Helen. Jesse is hosting a current events session where students are welcome to come drink coffee and discuss what’s happening in the world, today. We also have a welcome night for new students … Read more