• New York City is beautiful, but it can get crowded and loud and exhausting, especially during the holidays. We provide monthly escapes from the bustle every month. Join us on the slopes, on mountain hikes, in apple orchards, or around the campfire, and meet your fellow Narwhals. We also provide ample opportunities to develop new skills, like archery and rock climbing.

    To stay up-to-date on upcoming excursions, be sure to bookmark this page as well as our marketplace, where you can reserve your spot. Reservations are a must. And before embarkment, be sure to fill out a waiver. Then you're all set. Stay active and stay social.

    All of our events can be found on NarwhalNation. Note that RSVPs on Narwhal Nation do not ensure you a seat; you must purchase your tickets through our marketplace to reserve your spot.

    Requests for refunds must be received five business days before the trip date. No refunds are available on deposit classes and overnight trips.

    Planning your own outdoor adventure? Rent some of our equipment to make your trip happen.

    Spring 2019 Outdoor Adventures

    Kick Axe Throwing
    Friday, February 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    $20 for New School students; $25 for guests

    Smash through the new year with literal axes! Never tried axe throwing before? Perfect. Axe-kicking ace? Also perfect. On February 1, come join a kick-axe team of people to get all of that negative energy out of you and into the wall you're throwing an axe at.

    Pop-Up Fitness: Cycling Class
    Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
    New School students only
    This event is free, but you must leave a $5 refundable deposit to secure your bike.

    Cycling is the workout for everybody. Maybe you're cycling obsessed; maybe you've never been on a bike. In Cycling Class, you can get that luxury indoor cycling experience you love (or soon will) without breaking the bank. The question isn't whether you're riding; it's when you're riding. Our skilled cyclologists and their killer playlists guide you through a 45-minute ride that we like to call a dance party. Forget competition — we're all in pursuit of the beat.

    Summit Series #1: Starter Ski and Snowshoe
    Saturday, February 23
    Departure 7:30 a.m.; return 6:30 p.m.
    $40 (New School students only)

    Join us for a day in the snow learning to ski, followed by lunch and then a snowshoe lesson! No experience needed. Come for the views; stay for the new friendships! Tickets are $40 for New School Students.

    Experience what winter in the Northeast has to offer on this serene and action-filled Discover Outdoors day trip, suitable for beginners and experienced cross-country skiers and snowshoers alike. Your morning begins with an intro to cross-country skiing and an overview of the equipment you'll be using for the day. Once you feel comfortable, your guide will lead you along an easy, well-groomed trail for the day. Experienced skiers will be given the option of exploring a more challenging trail. Enjoy gliding through the serene winter landscape under frozen treetops. After lunch in a warm lodge, you'll head to a trail for snowshoeing. Again, your experienced guide will help you attach your shoes and review basics of their use. Setting off, you'll quickly feel comfortable crunching over the snow and taking in beautiful views of the forest.

    Please Note: Cross-country skiing location varies depending on the snow conditions.

    Day Ski Trip @ Mountain Creek
    Sunday, February 24, 7:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    $60 (includes round-trip transportation and either ski or snowboard rentals)

    Excited to hit the slopes and escape the city for a day? Come ski with us at Mountain Creek, just a couple of hours from NYC. Bring some stoke for powder and enjoy the slopes!

    6th Annual Ski and Snowboard Weekend at Mount Snow, Vermont
    Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 3
    Departure 3:45 p.m.; return 4:00 p.m.
    $285 for New School students and guests
    Add-ons: $70 for two days' ski/snowboard rental; $65 for two days' lessons; $24 for helmet rental

    Join us on the slopes for our sixth annual weekend trip to Mount Snow, Vermont. Hit the slopes during the day and go skiing, snowboarding, or tubing with friends! At night, relax in the hot tub or enjoy live music, food, and drinks at the Snowbarn. Recreation has payment plans available, so you can purchase in installments or apply for our Adventure Fund. This trip includes a two-day lift ticket, two nights' accommodation, and round-trip transportation. Get out of the city and enjoy Vermont's closest big mountain. You can purchase tickets online.

    Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets
    Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
    $25 for New School students, guests, faculty, and alumni

    Cheer on the Brooklyn Nets (or the Hornets — we're not judging) at the basketball game with your friends! Meet us for a Friday night of good fun, hot dogs, and soda (or, if you're vegan, a night of good fun, tofu dogs, and seltzer!). $25 for students and Purchase your tickets here. See you in the bleachers!

    3rd Annual FIFA Tournament
    Saturday, March 2, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
    Free

    Are you a FIFA superfan? Come hang out with us on Saturday and play against your fellow Narwhals for prizes! Free pizza and soda for everyone. Bragging rights for the winner.

    New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls
    Monday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.
    $30 for New School students and guests

    Bring your A game to the basketball event of the season, at Madison Square Garden. Come cheer on the Knicks with your fellow Narwhals!

    Summit Series #2: Mount Beacon and Dia:Beacon
    $25 for New School students and guests

    Have you always wanted to explore Beacon? Located along the Hudson River, Mount Beacon beckons you for a hike. The museum Dia:Beacon is located near the route. We'll hike first, break for lunch, and then explore the museum. Mount Beacon Trail is a 8.2-mile moderately trafficked out-and-back trail located near Beacon, New York, that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. Join us for a beautiful combo of nature and art!

    Summit Series #3: Anthony's Nose
    Sunday, April 21, 9:00 a.m.
    $5 deposit (refunded if you attend) for students, faculty, staff, and guests

    Feel like hiking? Join us for a day out of the city hiking along the Hudson. The hike is a moderate climb of 7.4 miles. We'll take Metro North to our hike, so bring some lunch or snacks. Be sure to bring a camera for the views! You won't regret picking Anthony's Nose!

    Whitewater Rafting
    Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m.
    $50 for students and guests

    Explore miles of spectacular wilderness scenery and dozens of fun-filled rapids like Initiation, Staircase, Triple Drop, Mile-Long, Tannery, Swimmer's, and Z-Rapids! Premier Whitewater Rafting Trips offers the perfect combination of outdoor adventure and whitewater action, all located in the pristine surroundings of the Lehigh Gorge State Park. Your guides, in kayaks, will show you the best routes, and share your day of outdoor fun and surprises. Plan to spend six hours in total exploring beautiful rivers.

  • Contact Us

    Recreation
    72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, New York 10011
    recreation@newschool.edu
    212.229.5900 x3801

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