Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Exploring The City: 2014 VELA Highlights

One of the ways that Verrazano students learn outside of the classroom is by participating in Verrazano Extracurricular Learning Activities, or VELAs.  These are fun, interesting, and informative events that help students expand their knowledge, connect them with opportunities, prepare them for the future, and give them a well-rounded undergraduate experience.
Off-campus Double-VELAs are the highlight of the VELA calendar, and they allow students to get connected with the incredible resources and rich history of New York City.   In 2014, Verrazano students participated in a number of off-campus VELA excursions.   These included trips to the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, the Steinway Piano Factory, the New York Transit Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and walking tours with Matt Postal - an architectural historian.  See some of the highlights below!

Steinway Piano Factory Tour  
Astoria, Queens


Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
Brooklyn Navy Yard

Recent Developments of Lower Manhattan with Matt Postal, architectural historian

New York Transit Museum
Downtown Brooklyn

Museum of the City of New York
East Harlem

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