Semester exams have come to an end, and many LL.M. students are leaving campus for vacations around the world. However, some have opted to remain local and spend the time in the city. For those staying in the New York metro area, here are our Winter Break GLS Picks for things to do in and around NYC!
Alison Sherwin, Associate Director
Megan Heatherly, Program Coordinator
If you want to go ice skating, I recommend skipping the rink at Rockefeller Center and going to Bryant Park instead. The lines are much shorter, and it is surrounded by little holiday shops with gifts and delicious snacks like hot chocolate and churros. For a winter holiday activity that is slightly off the beaten path, the Merchant’s House Museum in the Village hosts dramatic readings of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the parlor. This museum is the only family home in New York City that is completely preserved from the 19th century, both inside and out. I’ve wanted to see this show for years, so please let me know how it is if you go!
Jill Casal, Director, Graduate Legal Studies
Ben Churchill, Program Coordinator
One of the New York holiday traditions is going around to all of the big department stores in Manhattan and looking at their window displays. This year is an eclectic mix. Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany; they all have very interesting themes. Also, Lord & Taylor is closing this year, so this is the final time to ever see their holiday windows. If you want some Instagrammable NYC hot/frozen chocolate, go to Serendipity. It’s reputation might overshadow the actual beverages. If you want even better hot cocoa without the hype, then go to The City Bakery for some (very) rich hot chocolate with a housemade marshmallow!
Averi Israel, Communications Manager