Eight upperclass artists fly to New York City for five days over spring break to explore one of the world's great cities, gain new perspectives that will influence their work and experience the very best in theater, music and visual arts.
Last year's participants attended several Broadway shows and performances at The Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. They went to the top of the Empire State Building, saw the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry, spent an afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art, enjoyed dim sum at Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown, visited Times Square, experienced the 9/11 Memorial and saw renowned sites during walks up Fifth Avenue in Midtown and down Broadway in Lower Manhattan.
But there’s much more! The New York Arts Adventure is an opportunity to meet and learn from world-class artists working in the city. Last year's group sat down on stage with Broadway actors Ari’el Stachel (Haled) and Etai Benson (Papi) after watching them perform in The Band's Visit. They talked theater and life over lunch with Jessie Austrian — Broadway actress, stage director, NYU faculty and a founder/co-artistic director of Fiasco Theater. And they enjoyed some time chatting with Joel Wenhardt after the jazz pianist concluded his late night set at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.
Special guests for this trip will be announced as they're confirmed, but will likely include lunch with Peter Marks, chief theater critic for The Washington Post.
We're still trying to decide whether to offer the trip this season. If you would consider sponsoring a performance or meal, or if you would like to contribute toward a student scholarship, please download this overview and contact us!