Always looking out for new finds in the city (for free), I came across a list of volunteer spots I’ve never heard of before, which spiked my curiosity. For the past three years I’ve volunteered at a number of organizations from Food Kitchens to various social events. However I’ve never really heard or seen around FIT (or city) organizations revolving around art. If you are an art lover and want to help an Arts Organization below is a long list of various non-profit organizations in the city. I’ve never realized how many there were until now, they range from books, music, painting etc. I’ve linked all the websites so you can go on them and contact the organizations for more information or volunteer work.
As a honor student we have to complete three extra curricular activities per semester, which means after being in the honors program for a few years we run out of ideas… As a result we often receive emails giving us suggestions on activities to do. As a huge fan of museums I love doing them as my extra curricular activities, but I really don’t want to spend money on any of them. Recently, I have been introduced to this website that shows you all the museums in the city that are free, as well as museums that have special days where admission is free. Honestly, I wish I had known about this website sooner, it’s so helpful! If you are new to the city and want to do fun free activities you might want to check out the link below!
The fall semester is an exciting time for fashion students, because it means fashion week season! A lot of us want to volunteer but often don’t know how or don’t have the connections to do so, especially if you are a freshman. I was in the same boat when I started at FIT. Fortunately, FIT’s Student Life offers students the opportunity to volunteer through the school. Every fall there is a signup where you are randomly placed (based on your availability) to volunteer for a designer. Some are luckier than others, but it’s still a great experience to have. Below are the dates and time when the signups will take place this semester. I would highly recommend going there as early as possible, because the lines can get very long.
The SVCS Fashion Week signups are on Tuesday, August 29 from 12 to 5pm in the Haft Auditorium and on Thursday, August 31 (time TBA) in the Haft Theater.
Has the recent weather been bringing you down? Looking for something to get back into that Spring vibe? Look no further than the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens! This weekend, April 29th-30th is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival – Sakura Matsuri!
April 29th-30th 6am-10pm
The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn)
60+ events and performances celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Activities and events include
Japanese Tea Room
Samurai Sword Masters
Day passes are just $25 for students. Clickhere to get them.
This is a limited time event at one of the most picturesque places in all of New York, so get out there!
Being constantly on the go, it is nice to find new fast casual restaurants that are in the area! I came across Roti Modern Mediterranean, or Roti for short, on Instagram and I knew that I had to go and give them a try! With 2 locations located in Manhattan, 100 Maiden Lane and 142 E 43rd, and locations throughout the east coast and Chicago, Roti is quickly growing, with new stores likely to open nationwide.
Similarly to Chipotle, you can customize your meal from your base of rice, salad, or pita (bonus: they have gluten free pita), then choosing your protein from falafel to chicken kabobs to salmon, there are options for everyone. Then comes the fun part of picking all of your toppings and sauces. A mediterranean restaurant isn’t complete without hummus and Roti has you covered there! For people who are very mindful about what they are eating, they have a nutrition calculator online so you can plan out or see what you’re fueling your body with! I opted for the salad with chicken kabob, fresh vegetables, and red S’hug sauce. After one visit, I am hooked and I am looking forward to returning! For more info, visit http://roti.com/