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Qian Hua’s Staycation

E0 teacher, Qian Hua visited some local sites in NYC, such as Times Square, the M&M store and Grand Central.  She tells us about her experience and shares some of her photos. Enjoy her story and pictures and then take the quiz to test your understanding. Thanks for sharing Qian Hua.

Staycation in New York City

I decided to spend the Christmas and New York break as a staycation and explore local holiday attractions with a close friend.  To my surprise, the Big Apple has a lot of impressive sites for a day trip.  We window shopped at Macy’s and took plenty of photos of the holiday display.  I found out I was a green M&M for the day in the Times Square M&M store; whereas, my friend was a brown one.

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Summer Photo Fun

We are still accepting photographs for our Summer Photo Contest that we mentioned a few weeks ago.

If you go to our Flickr page, you can view and comment on summer photos of some of our staff.

Send us your photos and show us what you have been up to. You can email photos to usadultlitearcy@gmail.com

Have a fantastic and photographic weekend!

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Free NYC Fun

Looking for ways to have some summer fun? You’ll find plenty below!

We’ve listed some of the best and cheapest ways for you to have a good time this summer, you can thank us later 🙂

Most of the events are free, some are low-cost, so you can enjoy them with out hurting your wallet and pocketbook!

You’ll also find events just for children, so you can keep your kids active and entertained this summer.

Take some time, look through all the events and try to attend a few while we still have some summer left!

Shakespeare In the Park is a New York tradition that takes place daily at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. You need to enter an online lottery to win tickets. Click here for a website with some tips for attending. Click here for the actual Shakespeare in the Park website where you can enter the virtual ticket lottery to win seats for the show!

SummerStage offers over 100 shows throughout 18 parks in all of the 5 boroughs. You can search here by borough, neighborhood, park or the type of event you want to see. One of your favorites is the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, starting August 17th. Don’t miss it! Here’s a handy guide to help you enjoy the events.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival is coming to an end, but you can still catch some of the final events. Lincoln Center is one of the most popular arts venues in the NYC. Be sure to take advantage of all it has to offer. Check out the schedule here.

Free In NYC lists all types of free events throughout NYC; museums, concerts, movies, sports, TV shows, it’s all here! You can search by dates or event type. Take some time and explore all that is offered.

Youth Programs for all of you busy parents out there, here are a couple of links for fun summer activities especially for youths; MommyPoppins always has great tips and treats for family fun and over at NYC DYCD you can read the ‘The New York City Youth Guide to Summer Fun 2012’ which has a lot of information about activities and events happens for youths this summer.

Let us know if you have anything to add to the list. If you attend any of the events tell us if you enjoyed them and be sure to take some photos to send to us at usadultliteracy@gmail.com. Enjoy!

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Idiom of the Week

R & R

Meaning:  rest and relaxation (or recreation, recuperation, recovery); to enjoy time by not doing anything to difficult or tiring.

*R&R might also mean Rock and Roll (a type of music)

For example:

  • I need some R & R. I’ve been working too hard.
  • You look so tired! You can’t keep your eyes open and you smell like you haven’t showered in a week. Take a break, get some R&R.
  • Student: Where were you this weekend?

           Joe: I was home, getting some R & R. Now I’m back and feel great!

  • Poor Tom, he doesn’t enjoy R&R. All he does is focus on work and studies, that’s no way to go through life.
Pop Quiz:

What is the best example of R&R?

  1. Playing computer games
  2. Going to the Caribbean for a week
  3. Babysitting for your cousin

Click below to read the answer…

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What Did You Do During the Vacation?

Welcome back to class! Did you have a good vacation? We asked Class 2B what they did during the vacation – watch the video to hear their answers:

How about you? What did you do? To share what you did during the vacation, leave a comment.

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