Looking for something to do in August? We’ve got you covered!

There are so many awesome things that are going to happen in August. Whether you’re getting ready to go to college for the first time, or you’re returning to school after a stellar summer vacay, we’ve got you covered!


August 10th – National S’Mores Day



No explanation needed. Just celebrate accordingly.

P.S. Buzzfeed has some pretty good ideas about how you can update the traditional s’more.



Summer Streets! August 2, 9, and 16th.


For this three-Saturday event, nearly seven miles of NYC turf from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to the Upper East Side are cleared of vehicles, creating a pedestrian paradise complete with food and entertainment. You can bike, skate, roll, and zip-line  your way up the city. Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets. I’m usually a diehard Brooklyn girl on the weekends, but this is one event that gets me into Manhattan. Features include bike rentals, a mini golf course, pop-up art exhibits and music performances.

Check out a Meetup

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Park Slope Knitting Circle? Food Hackers? Tech Under 30? Pickup Soccer? Join a Meetup Group and go make some friends. Meetups can also be a good way to network or to introduce yourself to a new company or industry. Many startups and even larger companies have monthly Meetups so you can see what they’re up to. Sometimes there’s free food!



Welcome Weekend and Orientation @ The New School


Welcome Weekend (8-14-8/17) is a special orientation for recent high school graduates and other incoming students with little or no college experience. If you have a room in a New School residence hall, you can move in during Welcome Weekend. There is also a program for parents during Welcome Weekend. Information sessions give you an overview of the resources and services available at The New School, and a variety of special events introduce you to New York.


Get to know your fellow New Schoolers even better during Orientation Week (8/18-8/22). Orientation is intended to help students become members of our university community. Students receive important information about academic policies and the course registration process for their division of the university.

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