A Word from The New School Plus Photos from the NYC Award Ceremonies and Opening Reception at The Met

Dear 2017 NYC Award Recipients,

Congratulations on your success and thank you for joining us at the Award Ceremonies at Parsons Sunday March 19 and the Opening Reception for the Gold Key Exhibition at the Met Friday March 24.  Before viewing photos from the events, please enjoy the inspiring article below authored by Eugene Lang instructor Nina Boutsikaris.

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Dear NYC Students,


The Gold Key exhibition at the Met opens Friday, March 11th. Join us at the opening reception, 6:00-8:00 pm. See the amazing Gold Key-awarded artwork created by NYC teens, mingle and meet other Gold Key recipients, participate in writing and art workshops, and watch the Gold Key writing students perform their work. Gold Key writing will be available to read electronically on iPads and in print. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Share the invite with your friends, family, and educators. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to hang out at the Met Friday night to celebrate the achievements of New York City’s 2016 Gold Key recipients.

PHOTO RELEASE FORMS REQUIRED: Please note that students and guests 17 years and younger will need to complete and submit a photo release form to gain entry to the opening reception. Save yourself time by downloading and printing your photo release form now!


This Friday: Teens Take The Met


Have you heard?  This Friday, Oct. 17, from 5pm-8pm NYC Teens rule The Met.  That’s a full three hours of FREE Friday night fun.

The Met is bringing in 40+ of the coolest organizations around (think 3D Systems, The Intrepid, WNYC, The Roundabout Theatre Company…) to set up activity stations all over the museum for teens ages 13-18.TeensTakeMetFlyer

So, in addition to, you know, hanging out with the work of the most famous visual artists in the world and of all time, you can take a dance class with Ailey Extension, or just hit the floor with DJ Kakez from BETs Black Girls Rock.  Or there’s always designing military apparel and protective gear with the Intrepid, trying your hand at Chinese calligraphy, designing tattoos with MAD, creating and performing short plays, and much, much more.

No RSVP required, just enter through the Education Entrance of the museum on 81st street and show your middle or high school I.D.  Free food and drinks will be available in The Met’s cafeteria.

Visit The Met’s page for more details, including a detailed schedule and map of all the activities.

Dance break, courtesy of DJ Kakez and Trevor Jackson