There is a new basketball team in New York!…The Brooklyn Nets. The Nets recently moved over from the Hudson River to Brooklyn with the help of rapper Jay-Z. The Brooklyn Nets are one of the most talented NBA teams with stars like Deron Williams and Joe Johnson along with newcomers to the team Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Collins. Even if you are not a basketball fan, visiting the Barclays Center where the Nets play is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The arena is the newest and most modern of the 32 arenas in the NBA. Once there, one cannot help but notice the parquet floors (this means they have cool geometric patterns.) The next game will be on Friday, March 21st against their division rivals the Boston Celtics. Tickets are $45 cash only and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday March 19th, so after classes or your one to one English lessons in New York be sure to go the front desk and sign up with Saran. Who knows? You might see Jay-Z sitting courtside enjoying the game with Beyoncé. By Saran Wilson
Recently, Ena, the student counselor, took some students to Governor’s Island for the City of Water Festival. They took a boat tour to see the different harbors of New York City including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge. “It was a lot of fun and a great way to spend a Saturday,” says Ena. Check out these pictures of the students enjoying a New York summer day:
Last week an EC New York teacher, Katya, taught an afterschool breakdance workshop. Students learned about the history of breakin’ which started right here in New York City! We watched a few short videos of breakdancers from all over the world. Then, students had the opportunity to learn a few moves themselves!