Advanced registration is now closed.
Registration will reopen on-site at the Waldorf Astoria on, Wednesday, 3 June between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Important: One Off-site activity is included in the price of your University registration. These activities are open to members and fully registered guests. All Off-site activities will take place on Saturday, 6 June 2015. Please read these important notes about Off-site activities before you register!
- Registered members and their fully registered guests may sign-up for ONE (1) Off-site activity per person.
- All registered guests for the University must fill out a separate Off-site Activity registration – simply revisit the EventBrite link below and enter the fully registered guest’s information.
- All off-site activities include lunch.
- All off-site activities have limited space and are first come, first served.
- Some activities are weather permitting and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
- All activities require a minimum number of people to participate and may be cancelled prior to the event if the minimum has not been met.
- Members and guests that sign up for the same activity will be assigned to the same group.
- All events will depart and return from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
September 11th Memorial and Museum
True Stories from New York’s Heroes
- Hear a first-hand account from a firefighter who was present on September 11th
- Meet representatives from the canine unit, integral heroes in the rescue and recovery efforts.
- Visit the observation deck of the newly built One World Trade Building, opening just days before New York University*
In addition to these experiences, you’ll visit the moving September 11th Memorial, built on the footprint of both fallen World Trade Center towers, and given time to explore the sprawling September 11th Museum, an intimate and emotional journey through that fateful day.
*One World Trade has not yet opened to the public, so our visit will be subject to their successful Grand Opening on 1 June
Trapeze School of New York
Exclusive Class Experience for University Attendees
A famous New York City landmark, the outdoor Trapeze School of New York will delight thrill seekers. No experience is required to climb the trapeze and live out your acrobatic dreams. Professional instructors will teach proper form and send EOers flying “with the greatest of ease!” Beyond the main attraction, try other famous circus acts such as Trampoline, Juggling, and Stilts and more. Test your strength and your courage while bonding with other University attendees. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Please note: this activity requires a user-pay supplement of US$100.
The Art of Mixology in Old New York
Hands-on lesson and Happy Hour
The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog embraces the hospitality and traditions of Old New York, serving 72 historically accurate cocktails created by the nineteenth century’s most celebrated bartenders. The Dead Rabbit is celebrated itself, earning 13 awards since 2013 and becoming a semi-finalist for Outstanding Bar Program in the revered James Beard Awards. You’ll enjoy a fine lunch at the establishment before spending the afternoon with the head bartender. You’ll learn about the fine art of mixology while assisting with the creation of the famous cocktails – and sampling the fruits of your labor.
Guerlain Spa: Massages at the Waldorf Astoria – SOLD OUT
Waldorf Astoria luxury continues into their award-winning Guerlain Spa, offering a unique 50-minute Swedish massage experience. Relax in a private spa suite complete with shower, make-up table and more. Customize your experience with music of your choosing or from your own iPhone and request your favorite aromatherapy to set the tone of your experience. Relax and rejuvenate before the finale evening social at Ellis Island.
Central Park Revealed – SOLD OUT
Explore one of the world’s most famous urban parks, a true oasis in New York City. Take a leisurely bike ride through the 750-acre park with an expert guide. You’ll visit famous landmarks, both in pop-culture and history, such as John Lennon’s “Imagine” Memorial, and enjoy the tranquility of the United States’ leading urban park conservation efforts. End your journey with a gourmet picnic lunch while mingling with your fellow EO colleagues.
Broadway Tickets – SOLD OUT
An American in Paris
Broadway is having a revival moment, introducing today’s audiences to the Golden Age of Musical Theatre synonymous with the Great White Way. An American in Paris is the story of an American soldier in post-war Paris seeking the comforts of home. Romance, uproarious dance numbers, and the timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin make this musical comedy the perfect representation of Broadway’s legacy. Enjoy the spectacle of the stagecraft and the talents of Broadway’s lauded artists with your EO peers.
Secrets of Grand Central Terminal – SOLD OUT
Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour
One of two main commuter railroad stations in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is just steps from the Waldorf Astoria. But there are secrets below the hall and behind the walls…
- Below the main concourse, ancient machinery that was targeted by German saboteurs during World War II is stored, complete with a red button that could halt all train traffic above! The area is so deep below ground level that it cuts into bedrock.
- Continue North, under the Waldorf Astoria, and you will find a platform where the old rail car that was used by Franklin D Roosevelt still sits! Roosevelt used this secret train to hide his paralysis from the public eye.
- There are more secrets to Grand Central than you can count on both hands, and you will see the MOST EXCLUSIVE ones on this tour! This tour is only given by one man, and it’s a good thing EO knows his number.
Cuisine Crawl on the Lower East Side – SOLD OUT
As an immigrant passing through Ellis Island to the New World, most people made their home and their living where they landed on the Lower East Side of New York. Truly a melting pot, you can find authentic cuisine on every block, from Chinatown to Little Italy, and you’ll eat your way through the neighborhood, including a stop at famous Katz’s Deli. End your tour with an exclusive tasting of foods and wine at DiPalo Fine Foods Store, importing delicacies from underrepresented areas in Italy, and meet Lou DiPalo himself.
Graffiti Tour and Workshop – SOLD OUT
Walking Tour and Hands-on Lessons
New York is one of the cultural meccas of the world – and some of the greatest feats of artistic merit can be visited without an admission fee. Take a tour around the Lower East Side and observe stunning works of art in the most unlikely of places – sides of buildings, alleyways, even trash cans. After your tour, learn the techniques from real graffiti artists and take one of your expressions home with you. A true New York experience.
Chelsea District Art Gallery Tour – SOLD OUT
Discover the Arts District, one of the largest and most well-respected collections of fine art galleries in the world. EO’s own Marsha Ralls is an expert and will take you to galleries to behold the latest and greatest installations. Meet curators, collectors and artists as you immerse yourself in the culture and community of the New York art scene. A must-do for art lovers!
Sailing the Harbor – SOLD OUT
One of the greatest ways to experience New York’s famous skyline is from the water, appreciating the architecture and unique position of this influential island. Board a historic sailing vessel and enjoy a 3-hour sail, watching as the expert crew steers you along the Hudson River. Unlike motorized boats, of which there are many in New York’s harbor, sailing is an art and the only way to truly experience the majesty of the water.
AntiGravity Yoga – SOLD OUT
Open up space in your body and mind and forge a breakthrough with Christopher Harrison, the Founder of AntiGravity Entertainment & Fitness and Father of Aerial Yoga. This 90-minute class and seminar will give you new tools to face your challenges – come prepared to share one of your current problems that you need to solve. Harrison will help you to reconnect the mind and body while turning our world upside down and forge a breakthrough. Decompress your spine and mind as you experience this newest trend in fitness and wellness. Have fun hanging out upside down and increase the neuroplasticity of your brain.