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Past Social Events
Friday June 14, 2013-Sunday June 16, 2013
Postdoc Camping Trip
Last summer, we had our first-ever camping trip and it was a great success! Fourteen postdocs spent two days and nights getting to know each other and enjoying great weather and a lot of great hiking! We are going a little earlier this year, and to a different campground in the Catskills, but the basic plans for the trip are the same.
We will be going to Woodland Valley on Friday, June 14th and staying two nights. We plan to leave from NYU Med Center early afternoon on the 14th. We should be back by late afternoon on Sunday, June 16th. The cost will be $100 per person (this is maximum cost, we will try to make it less) and includes the campsite, transportation, and meals. You should plan to bring extra food for between meal snacks. This is car camping, which means we can bring plenty of things to be comfortable, but we will be sleeping in tents on the ground. The campground does have running water, hot showers and proper toilets, so it's got just enough civilization for most people to manage for two days, but it's not a luxury hotel.
If you have a car and are willing to help with transportation, then you only have to pay for a share of the food cost.
If you need a sleeping bag or other gear, that will be an extra cost but we will try to work something out to make the cost minimal. REI rents camping gear that is good quality and reasonably priced.
Woodland Valley Campground, is smaller and quieter than North-South Lake (where we went last year), and the only real activity is hiking. There is a small river that runs through the camp, which is fun to walk along and provides a wonderful white noise for sleeping, and the hikes are beautiful but not so easy. I would say this is an ideal trip for people who have some experience camping and hiking, but we will do everything possible to make sure everyone has a great time! We will schedule an information session a few weeks before the trip to make sure everyone knows what to bring and can get all their questions answered.
You can view pictures from our previous trip here, the area is incredibly beautiful and the views are amazing! To allow the most participation, we are limiting everyone to one guest. If you have a group you'd like to bring, get in touch with me directly and we'll try to make arrangements. Last year the trip filled up very quickly, so sign up now and mark your calendars for June 14-16!
Reserve your spot today by clicking here
Sunday April 7, 2013
Postdoc Spring Hike
Spring may still be a bit coy, but we'll have our first postdoc hike of the season this Sunday! The plan is to take the bus to Bear Mountain, about an hour upstate, and do a hike of about 5 hours, and bring lunch for a picnic at the top. Also, the hike has no technical difficulties, unlike last year's on Breakneck Ridge :-) Here are all the details if you want to join us:
Transportation: (click here to get your tickets online)
Meeting place: directly at the bus stop at Port Authority Bus Terminal (ShortLine Terminal on the 3rd floor)
Meeting time: Sunday April 7th, at 8:40am (we will be back in NYC at 5pm or 7pm)
What to bring: good shoes, a picnic, enough to drink for the day, sunscreen (hopefully!), camera, etc. Spouses/friends are welcome to join!
Please RSVP, just in the case we'd need to postpone the hike for unexpected bad weather. Click here for more info on the park.
Time: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday October 30, 2012
Postdoc Halloween Party
Halloween Party! Do you need to know more? Ok, costume contest, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, beer, food, maybe a scary movie. Just come, it's the most fun you can have. Bring the kids, we'll have candy for them!
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Location: Smilow MPR, NYU Langone Medical Center
Time: 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Monday September 17, 2012
Postdoc Appreciation Day
Join us as we honor all NYU Postdocs at the 4th Annual Postdoc Appreciation Day! We will kickoff the festivities with an end-of-summer BBQ, t-shirt giveaways, raffles, music and much more. Bring the kiddies and join us for all the fun activites planned.
Date: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Location: Smilow MPR and Smilow Lobby, NYU Langone Medical Center
Friday March 9, 2012
Bowling at The Gutter!
Join us for a trip to scenic Williamsburg and bowling at The Gutter! This exciting sports and drinking opportunity will happen on Thursday, March 8.
Med Center postdocs can meet up and we will take the East River Ferry over. It's a short walk to the bowling alley. Washington Square postdocs would be better served taking the L train over. We plan to meet at the alley around 7pm, and we will have 4 lanes reserved for us. Cost is $10 per person and includes bowling and shoes. Sign up now!
Time: 7:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Monday February 6, 2012
Ice Skating at Citi Pond
We will leave the Med Center Hospital Lobby at 5:30, or meet at Bryant Park at 6.
Cost is $10, and includes skate rental, VIP pass (skip the line), and bags to store your stuff. Sign up now.
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday February 9, 2012
Happy Hour at Fat Cat Jazz Club!
This will be the first in a monthly happy hour to bring postdocs together from Washington Square and Med Center campuses. We will meet at Fat Cat at 6 pm, and enjoy pool, ping pong, foosball, and beer of course! Sign up now.
Time: 6:46 pm to 10:46 pm