Humanities Spring in New York (HSNY)

    Humanities Spring in New York (HSNY)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: August
    • Session Length: Four Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Literature, Learning Differences, History
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
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    Students (18+) live and breathe New York City, the 20th century and the contemporary -- its art, architecture, poetry, cafes, and happenings.

    HSNY students have classes in the mornings (History of NYC: inventing the grid; NYC as muse: poetry, fiction and critical prose inspired by the city; NYC architecture: spirit of experimentation; A NYC History of American Art, abstraction and realism: Masterpieces at the Met, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim, Whitney and Brooklyn Museum) but the city itself --all 5 boroughs -- is our text book. From Central Park to the Panorama in the Queens Museum, from the Strand Book Store to the Flat Iron Building, the Staten Island ferry to Ground Zero (so beautiful and so moving), the Natural History Museum to Harlem Gospel, students experience this liveliest of cities first hand.

    HSNY has lunch at the "Y," and then we're off -- walking, or taking the subway or bus to that day's destination(s), and reading inspiring HS fact sheets about it once we are there.

    Staff at HSNY includes poets and architects, art historians and museum curators; conversation is at the heart of the HSNY experience, both inside the classroom and out. During orientation, with the help of staff, students create and hand-bind their own unique, individual trip books, and in poems, prose, sketches, watercolors and collages, record their impressions of what we all see and discuss together.

    Slowly, this inspiring city and capital of the contemporary becomes home to students while they are at HS and a part of their lives forever.

    HSNY home-base is the De Hirsch Residence of the 92nd Street "Y", famous cultural center in NYC, a five minute walk from Central Park and Museum Mile. HSNY students also receive free memberships to the gym, so beloved by New Yorkers, with its pool, and fitness courses (from Fast and Furious to Yoga).