From Virginia to Connecticut by car takes one day. Followed by a MetroNorth train the next, and you’re in a new world. Although I’ve been to New York City more times than I can count, it always has something new to offer. Emerging from the underground tracks of Grand Central Station, we trudged through the streets with our bags to our mid-town destination. Fifth Avenue dripping in lights, Sixth Avenue littered with vendors, and Seventh Avenue spotted with street goers. So much to take in and such little time! Navigating the city grid, we weaved in and out of an explosion of people at every corner, barely breathing in the smell of trash, gasoline, and countless other invisibles. It was then that I realized how country I’ve become!
It’s a kick to think back on all the times I visited the city with my family. Every time I would proclaim my need to live in an apartment by Central Park. Well, there I was, an apartment a block from the park, and all I wanted was to get out! Funny how the things you want change as you grow. Manhattan is definitely not for everyone. After four days of city life, we packed our bags and crawled back underground at the corner of 42nd and Lexington. There, I settled into my train car and wished my way back to the fresh countryside air. This is where I will remain, with only occasional visits to the crazed havoc that is the City.
~Amy Remmer, Director of Special Events
In mid-May, I moved up to the city ready for an amazing (and hopefully relaxing) summer. Although it’s been anything but relaxing, I’ve had a great time so far! I have a full-time internship at Karlitz & Company (a culinary and luxury lifestyle event planning agency) as their Luxury Marketing intern. As part of my job, I get to research new event concepts and potential partners, scope out event venue locations, source gift bag items, and work as on-site event management. The highlight so far has been working a private Elton John concert at the Lincoln Center. Although it didn’t quite top a Convo concert, it was pretty amazing!!
Other than work, my roommates and I have been exploring the city like its our job. Gramercy and the Flatiron District (where we live) is young and bustling. Chelsea and the Meatpacking District is up-and-coming and super modern. The villages are very unique with charm and character. And the Upper East/ West Sides are older and more sophisticated. And Midtown- it’s just too touristy!
UPB-wise, the entire Exec board has been hard at work putting together events for this upcoming semester; and let me tell you, we have some AMAZING events coming! From the Late Night Breakfasts to hilarious speakers to diverse concerts, this Fall will be jam-packed with exciting events all over campus. And don’t forget, you can have your voice heard on who YOU want to see live in concert at the Fall Convocation concert. All you need to do is click here and VOTE!
I guess that’s it for now. Keep checking all summer long to hear from all of Exec who will give you a peek into their summers and what events they are most looking forward to in the Fall!