Sure, the beginning of a new semester means new classes, but it also means a whole semester’s worth of new NYU events. Since no one wants to actually scan through every page of the NYU calendar, your WSN Features team has put together a do-list of the five best NYU events coming up this spring.
So You Think NYU Can Dance – Jan. 27
The reality competition show comes to NYU on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Kimmel Center for University Life. Come show your moves to guest judges Alex Wong, a SYTYCD All-Star, and the cast of Newsies.
Ultra Violet Live – February
This talent show is no joke — Lady Gaga famously only finished third during her time at NYU. The best acts from each residence hall and one from the Greek System will compete in February at the Skirball center in this must-see NYU tradition.
Spring Fling Concert – Feb. 18
Originally scheduled to take place on the first day of the spring semester, Winter Storm Jonas pushed the concert back to the end of February. Come and check out headliner Betty Who before she performs at Governors Ball Music Festival this June.
Entrepreneurs Festival – March 4-5
This two-day event beginning on March 4 aims to help anyone at NYU with a great idea turn it into a startup. With a combination of educational speakers and hands-on workshops, the festival hopes to improve on last year’s total of more than 80 startups presented by the end of the weekend.
Strawberry Festival – May
The block-long strawberry shortcake might be the biggest draw to this annual tradition, but the festival has more to offer than just desserts. With contests like “Be the Strawberry,” carnival games and live music, this is the perfect way to enjoy spring at NYU.
A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Jan. 25 print edition. Email Kendall Levison at [email protected]