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Alternative Spring Break (ASB): NYC Performing Arts

NYC Arts and Community

The Alternative Spring Break: NYC Arts & Culture (ASB: NYC) program aims to provide undergraduate students in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Barnard College, and General Studies with exposure to dance, theatre, visual arts, and music in NYC. This year the theme is "The Arts and Community" and will  taking place between March 18-21 (Spring Break).  Throughout the week students will explore the arts in a variety of ways including connecting with arts based community organizations and leaders, participating in workshops, attending various performances, and exploring the intersections of art and community. 

Program Goals :

  • Students become familiar and connected to the surrounding neighborhood, community and city as a whole
  • Leave with a deeper understanding of the NYC arts and community of arts
  • Develop knowledge and transferable skills that can be applied to their academic and potential professional careers
  • Gain an understanding of how the arts can be intersected with everyday and non-traditional activities
  • Connect students with organizations both in NYC and in the local communities that pertain to the performance and arts realms
  • Expose students to workshops, discussions, entertainment, performances, and arts related networks

Applications for ASB 2019 will open soon, check back for details

Click here to read more about the program and apply

Student Engagement


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3612

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.