It’s Nelson Mandela International Day, a day of service celebrated on July 18, Mandela’s birthday.
Mandela, the former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, died at 95 on Dec. 5, 2013. This is the first time the day has been celebrated since his death.
The celebration, first declared by the United Nations in 2009, is intended to honor Mandela’s legacy, encouraging people to volunteer and perform community service.
A spokesperson for the Nelson Mandela Foundation said: “Our message has to be this: Mr Mandela is gone, but his legacy lives on; Mr Mandela is gone, but the work he started will continue.”
If it’s free blues you’re after, you can’t do any better than the gratis shows every Friday and Saturday night at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Shows start at 9 p.m.; get there early for good seats.
College can really get the best of you. For these people, college couldn’t have hit them harder. Check out these college fails for a good laugh!
This is a message from Carlyle Court staff letting you know that residents living in tower C3 will not have access to water until around 12:00pm today. We are sorry for the last minute alert and sorry for any inconveniences. Our engineering team is working diligently to ensure the water is turned back on as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
Mulan advises you to not attempt to use the shower as well:
If you’re only staying in New York for a short time, one of your must-dos has to be seeing a show on Broadway. If you put some thought in, you can evade the multi-hundred dollar ticket prices with options like Student Rush, Standing Room Only, and lotteries. This guide from Playbill.com details the rush and lottery policies of the theaters of each currently running show: http://m.playbill.com//news/article/82428-Broadway-Rush-Lottery-and-Standing-Room-Only-Policies
Visit this Times Square retail-entertainment destination dedicated to the colorful fun of M&M’S Brand Chocolate Candies. Use this coupon to save 15% when you spend $30 or more. Open daily, 9am-midnight.
While this year’s Restaurant Week has long passed, the culinary scene in New York never rests. This week, July 7th-14th, is French Restaurant Week (part of Bastille Week commemorating the revolutonary Storming of the Bastille) where a number of participating restuarants are offering reduced-cost prix fixe meals, making fine dining a more accessible excursion for those on college budgets with a taste for exploration. Find a full list of restaurants here. Looking for more French fare? Head uptown to the annual French cultural street fair on 60th St..
See why the neighborhood surrounding Grand Central Terminal is so much more than a transportation hub. Every Friday at 12:30pm, the Grand Central Partnership conducts a 90-minute guided walking tour led by urban historians. Make stops at the station’s Whispering Gallery, discover the secrets of the passageways, gaze at the architectural splendor of the Chrysler Building and visit Pershing Square and the original Lincoln Memorial, among other notable Midtown locales.
Attention residents! Our resource center staff will be hosting a fun and informational concierge table this Friday 4-6pm and Saturday 12-2pm in the Carlyle Court main lobby. This week they’ll provide you with lots of great information about the most popular and exciting food places where you can get some of the best pizza, burgers and desserts in NYC.
Make sure to stop by our table and say hi!