Cityscape: Urban Planning & the Arts in NYC (US)

Dates: 4/1 – 4/6 (Note: This EBC is possibly changing its return date to Saturday, April 6th)
Location: New York City
Price Range: $3,400 -$3,800
Theme: Arts & Culture
Faculty Contact:  Karla Harris and Samuel Shaw

Come and experience the concrete jungle through a new lens. This EBC experience will focus on urban equity, access, and creativity. Students will engage with different neighborhoods, uncovering topics such as migration, identity, public art, inequities, and urban development. Join us for a cultural tour through the city from Brooklyn to Bushwick, Harlem to Hudson Yards covering a diverse range of experiences. The juxtaposition of themes like artist & communities, affordability & gentrification, migration & identity, inequity & development add depth fostering discussion on neighborhood and community issues. And, there is a good possibility that this EPS group will attend opening day for the New York Yankees baseball team!

Likely Itinerary for New York EBC (subject to change)

Day 1: Leave Sea-Tac in AM and arrive at JFK in afternoon.  Public transport to Brooklyn hotel and dinner, and  then evening walk on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and City Lights.
Day 2: Travel to Lower East Side and visit to Tenement Museum.  Essex Food Hall Lunch.  Then to Bushwick for street art tour and workshop and explore myriad facets of NYC public art.  Greek Dinner in Queens.
Day 3:  Walking tour of Harlem community and visits to artist workshops.  Community Kitchen Lunch.  Explore Central Park with walking tour and then Highline Walk and Edge Observation Deck Visit.  Chelsea Market Dinner and visit to Little Island for public/private land organization.
Day 4: Urban farm visit and tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Explore waterfront growth via photography and art in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.  Evening presentation on social and environmental issues still facing the city.
Day 5: Walk the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan.  Visit to the Museum of American Indian and try to take ferry to Governor’s Island.  Explore art, public space, and development on the island.  Catch public transportation to Yankee Stadium and evening home opener baseball game.
Day 6: Final breakfast and neighborhood shopping/exploration and Brooklyn Museum or Botanical Garden.  Head to JFK and flight home to Seattle.

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