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.

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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Please note that all program fees are nonrefundable

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.

Twilight Cruise Around Manhattan

the world on One To World's annual Twilight Cruise this April! You've likely absorbed the famous Manhattan skyline from the popular Staten Island Ferry, or from visits to other boroughs, but have you enjoyed these views on a party boat with a few hundred new and existing friends? This floating party is One To World's biggest event and it's back after a two year hiatus! Celebrate the end of the semester by dancing the night away on the ship deck with a live DJ, 600 international students, and other friends of One To World!

 

St. Thomas Presents: Todd Wilson plays the Organ Music of Gerre Hancock

One To World has secured tickets to another concert this spring at the beautiful, 5th Avenue, St. Thomas Church on April 28 for 50% off regular ticket rates!

 

Concert organist Todd Wilson offers a diverse program centered on the organ music of Gerre Hancock, an American organist, improviser, and composer.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to take a break from your end of semester studies and enjoy a lovely evening of live music!

Corporate Governance & Scholarship Opportunity: Session 3

Join us in-person for our third and final discussion of the semester with two corporate and academic leaders:

 

Yuliya Guseva, Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School. Professor Guseva is the Head of the Fintech and Blockchain Program of the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance. Guseva’s recent scholarship includes articles published in the Boston College Law Review (reprinted in the Securities Law Review), the Journal of Corporation Law (selected for republication in the Securities Law Review), the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy (lead article), the Columbia Business Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, Postscript, and other law reviews. Read more here...

 

Ali Taatian, Ph.D. in Business from Stevens Institute, Senior Associate at KPMG. He is knowledgeable in empirical corporate finance and banking. With more than ten years of work experience in quantitative finance, financial modeling, optimization, and machine learning, he has been actively involved in quantitative finance and financial data science. Taatian has participated in conferences and presentations worldwide, from Italy, Taiwan, France, the UK, and Iran. Read more here...

 

Our speakers will cover the role of corporate governance in each of their positions, as well as offer some insight into how the rise of cryptocurrency fits in to the topic. There will also be an opportunity for networking with the speakers and other attendees over catered refreshments.

 

Attending this event is also an opportunity to qualify for a scholarship of up to $750!

 

To apply, please submit an essay of no more than 900 words answering the question: "What is the number one corporate governance issue in your home country and how would you address it?" You can email a PDF of your submission to me at noa@onetoworld.org to be considered for a first-place prize of $750 and a second-place prize of $500, made possible by the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust. Please also include your name, contact information, field of study, university, and home country.

 

The application for the scholarship deadline is: Monday, May 2nd at 10:00AM EST

 

**Proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. is required for this event.

**Please note that all program fees are nonrefundable unless new Covid-19 restrictions are put in place that affect this event.

 

Community Service: Earth Day Clean-Up at Asser Levy Park

There's no better way to get to know your community than through service projects! Join other international students and local New Yorkers at Asser Levy Park in Brooklyn for a day of helping to keep New York's green spaces 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!

 

After we finish beautifying the park, you'll have the option to join our Coordinator, Noa for some fun in Coney Island! Coney Island is a New York City neighborhood that features an amusement area and includes 50 or more separate rides and attractions. We will be right next to the fun - the Aquarium, Cyclone, and Wonder Wheel!

 

This is a great way to spend a day at one of New York's most beautiful parks, while making new friends and exploring one of the most popular attractions in the city.