Community Service: Volunteer in Fort Tryon Park

There's no better way to get to know your community than through service! Join other international students and local New Yorkers at Fort Tryon Park for some fun in the sun, all well helping keep New York's nature healthy and beautiful.

 

We'll be doing some light gardening activities, including removing debris and invasive plant species, weeding, mulching and planting. Gardening tools and gloves will be provided, just wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes. Don't forget to bring plenty of water!

 

This is a great way to spend a day at one of New York's most beautiful parks while making new friends and doing some good.

 

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Community Service: Oyster Monitoring at Soundview Park

There's no better way to get to know your community than through service projects! For this volunteer event, you'll be getting up close and personal with oysters, fish and other marine animals for an Oyster Monitoring activity at Soundview Park in the Bronx for some fun in the sun.

 

Did you know that one oyster can filter more than 50 gallons of water in a single day? For the first time, will be working with the NYNJ Baykeeper organization for what promises to be a rewarding and engaging Oyster Monitoring activity. Volunteers will put on waders and go out to a Bronx Oyster Reef, where we will be collecting data on oyster growth, mortality, species present, and natural recruitment. We will also do a shoreline survey which includes collecting and measuring oysters along the beach.

 

For more than a century, oysters have made up one of the region’s most valuable commercial fisheries, and the filter-feeder continues to clean our waters and offer food and habitat to other animals. But over-harvesting, disease, pollution and habitat loss have led to a severe drop in oyster populations. Organizations like, NYNJ Baykeeper, are working to manage harvests, establish sanctuaries, overcome the effects of disease and restore reefs in an effort to bring back the bivalve.

 

This is a great way to spend a day at one of New York's most beautiful parks while making new friends, learning about something new, and help out a great cause.

Fulbright Farewell & Networking at The Strand Bookstore

The semester may be over, but your time to connect with other Fulbright student and scholars is just beginning! Join us for our farewell program to close the academic year and kick off summer with your new and existing Fulbright friends. Whether you're a recent alumni or continuing your grant next year, this is a great opportunity to connect with the Fulbright community!

The reception will be held in the Rare Book Room of the famous Strand Bookstore near Union Square and there will be refreshments to enjoy as you mingle with other grantees. Join us as we toast your favorite memories from this year!

Fulbright: Canoe Tour of the Bronx River & Indigenous History Talk

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, there's nothing quite like spending some time in the great outdoors! New York is home to many beautiful natural spaces with rich histories, and the Bronx River is no exception.

 

Did you know that the Bronx River area used to be called Lenape Hoking, and was home to several thousand Lenape villagers? They didn't view themselves as owning the land, rather they were stewards of the land that protected the resources around them, always considering how their actions impact the ecosystem and its future.

 

We invite you to join us on a canoe tour of the Bronx River, led by the Bronx River Alliance, where you will paddle through lush natural landscapes while learning about the people of the Eastern Woodlands, their way of life, and the way in which the environment has been impacted over the years. Experience the Bronx like never before!

 

After the tour, we will have lunch as a group at a restaurant near the river!

 

One To World Scavenger Hunt Around NYC

Are you new to New York and hoping to learn your way around? Or are you a veteran NYC-resident looking to test your knowledge? Whether you're a New York Novice, Empire State Expert, or somewhere in between, join us in celebration of the end of the school year with a scavenger hunt around New York City!

 

We'll assign you a team, and together you will earn points based on how many tasks you can accomplish on the game's checklist. For example, one of the tasks could ask you to take a photo with a Central Park horse & buggy (see the photo above). Winners will be announced in Central Park at the endpoint of the game, where there will be snacks to enjoy in celebration!

 

If you joined us last time, we have prepared a different checklist so you'll have the opportunity to see more of NYC!

 

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St. Thomas Presents The King Shall Rejoice: Heroic Music of Handel and Purcell

One To World has secured tickets to one final concert this spring at the beautiful, 5th Avenue, St. Thomas Church on May 12th for 50% off regular ticket rates!

Enjoy a night of live music with the stunning atmosphere of St. Thomas Church! This time centered around the heroic music of Handel and Purcell. Listen as the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys perform music of 17th and 18th century England with New York Baroque Incorporated and mezzo-soprano Sarah Rose Taylor.

One To World Meet-Up: Games in the Park

Spring has sprung in New York City! Take a break from finals and join us at the Great Lawn in Central Park for an afternoon of games, snacks, and fun with One To World and fellow international students. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather, talk with friends, and play games like Codenames, Jenga, Telestrations, and more...!

 

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One To World Walk: Discover Jersey City

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty's residence is actually in Jersey City? Take a break from studying for finals and congratulate yourself for getting through the semester by exploring a different city!

 

Just across the river from Manhattan, Jersey City awaits - full of American history! On this two-hour guided tour with Tim White, history professor at New Jersey City University and former professional tour guide, you'll learn about the city's growth from its founding as a primary U.S. port and diplomatic base for George Washington, to its current roles as a cultural and financial hub. You will walk away with a greater appreciation of the Garden State and a new spot to hang out! And don't worry! It's quick, easy, and cheap to get to Jersey City using the PATH train.

 

We will also be ending the tour with an optional stop at a local beer garden for some delicious food & drinks.

 

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Please note that all program fees are non-refundable.