On August 2, their last Saturday of Summer Term, students traveled to Brooklyn for some fun at Coney Island, the historic beach and boardwalk famous for its Luna Park amusement rides, roller coasters, eclectic side-show circus exhibits, and the original Nathan’s Famous hot dog restaurant.
Friends and housemates enjoyed a great time sampling the local cuisine, a first American hot dog for some, hopping on the extreme rides, and taking in the overall quirky ambiance. Students braved the Cyclone roller coaster, which first debuted in 1927; the Thunderbolt, with a 90-foot drop; the Zenobio, which raises riders 130 feet in the air at 60mph; and the Slingshot, which flings people 150 feet into the air at 90mph. At the end of the day, a subdued and uneventful drive back to Long Island was much appreciated by all.
At home on Sunday, students celebrated a birthday with cheesecake for breakfast, played soccer, enjoyed pool time, and caught the perfect wave.
As the week winds to a close, students are back in the classroom for their final lessons, venturing out on last day-trips to the beach, and preparing for final presentations.