The final weekend of the first session of Summer Term @Ross was filled with some of the best entertainment New York City has to offer, as well as local diversions for students who studied hard all week.
Friday night, boarders did a little shopping, then gathered on the lawn near Guild Hall in East Hampton for an outdoor screening of the classic film Ghostbusters. It was a perfect summer evening for a movie!
The next day, the students ventured into the city for a jam-packed trip. They started off by attending an eclectic percussion performance of the Blue Man Group, which is always a riveting experience. Next, they had an early dinner at Gyu-Kaku, a Japanese barbecue restaurant, and then they embarked on a harbor cruise around Manhattan Island at twilight.
Sunday in the Hamptons boasted more idyllic summer sunshine, and the group visited Indian Wells beach for games of volleyball and time in the waves and on the beach. One of the boarding houses followed that with a barbecue of their own, featuring steak and shrimp kebabs and homemade macaroni and cheese, prepared by their house parent Nick McLeod.
On Monday, it was time to get back to learning. Students began to prepare for their culminating learning experiences for the sessions, shopping for props and costume materials and rehearsing their lines various productions, including scenes from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and Greek myths. They are looking forward to their presentations, which will be recorded and posted on the Internet to share with friends and family.