Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Moon Festival Recap

Hey lovely people!

This past weekend we celebrated the Moon Festival in the basement! We ate delicious moon cakes and made some very creative lanterns. It was loads of fun! I hope to see you guys again next year (unless you're graduating). May the tradition lives on.

Casey Rubber Stamps

Guess what's better than stamps? NOTHING YOU GOON! check out "Casey Rubber Stamps" at 322 11th street. There are thousand of wonderful rubber stamps like cute dog stamps, cool hot dog dude stamps, and even meme stamps!

Movie Night with the Bechdel Test

In case you missed movie night with the Bechdel Test here is a handy sheet to help you out.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Foosball Tournament!

Last Friday, there was the Foosball Tournament! And let me tell you, it was a tournament you shouldnt have missed if you did!

It all started with 8 players. The rules were:

1. No spinning.
2. Winner by Elimination.
3. Winner takes home two movie tickets.

The competition was tough and there were many great players that came out to compete for a chance to win two movie tickets but in the end, the winner that took it all home was: Alex!

How to Bake like a Grandma Recap

To all those that came to my event all those days ago: Thank you for making the event much more entertaining than I had originally planned! You made wearing a wig worth it.

To all those that didn't: I can't believe you missed this! You could've gotten free cookies! You could've made friends! You could've played with an egg yolk dipped in flour! Look at all this fun!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Pope in NYC...

Say five Hail Mary's and say it's Christmas in September because Pope Francis is coming to NYC tomorrow September 25th! However... this city is going to be a zoo of commotion. I do not suggest going up town above 50th street because the Pope will be at Central Park. Trains, busses, cabs, cars are going to be jammed with people. I wish I had an easy solution to avoid the madness but sadly I don't know what to say other than to walk to places. :)

The Pope will be traveling from Central Park West to 5th Ave and 59th to 81st Streets. Central Park will be closed from 5am-7pm on the 25th!

Nuns are camping out already awaiting the Pope's arrival.

And you really really want to the Pope... I would advise not to sneak in... security is just gonna be bananas tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Smorgasburg Recap

Smorgasburg was boats loads of fun and all the food was mouth wateringly amazing! Thank you to all of those who came and I hope you enjoyed it!

AV Club Viewing Party

This upcoming Monday (the 28th) will be the first meeting of Ludlow AV Club. We'd love to know what films or albums you want to talk about. Let's share our interests and have a rad time.

Besides talking about film and music, we're also going to have a viewing session at the end. Here's list of film we're planning to watch. Vote on the one you want us to play on Monday night!

Children of Men
(Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller)
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Mystic River
(Crime, Drama, Mystery)
With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.

A History of Violence
(Crime, Drama, Thriller)
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
(Biography, Crime, Drama)
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

The Act of Killing
(Documentary, History)
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Let us know which film you'd like to watch! Come join us for some delicious snacks and good vibe!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Graduate Student of the Week

The Ludlow Staff is proud of our 
Graduate Students, students who have 
chosen to further develop their careers. 
Graduate Student of this Week: Sam

Monday, September 21, 2015

Frida Kahlo Exhibition

We all know the amazing and talented Frida Kahlo. Not only has she become a prominent figure in pop culture, but most importantly, she was and still is one of the few women pioneers to create an impact in the art world.

Now until November 20th, The New York Botanical Garden, will be having a Frida Exhibit that will show the different interest that Frida had. Being the month of Mexico Independence, what a better way to celebrate than to visit this amazing exhibition of one of Mexico's most admired artist, Frida Kahlo.

Frida Kahlo's New York Botanical Garden Exhibition

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tobey Maguire Chess Movie

I don't know about chess. I just know I like playing the game. I also know of one chess player, probably the most famous of them all-- Bobby Fischer.

Boby Fischer was the Mozart of chess. Meaning... he was a genius. At age 15 he became a Grandmaster and won national championships. From the big Brooklyn, NY, Bobby eventually went the formally Soviet Union for competition.

That is where the film Pawn Sacrifice, coming out everywhere September 25th, is set. Bobby Fischer, the genius will go to the USSR and play chess. Another epic and emotional story focussing around the Cold War.
Bobby Fischer will be played by Tobey Maguire (Spiderman, Pleasantville). Tobey was recently in the reimagining of the Great Gastby, and in my opinion, it is good that he gets a way from the Spidy-suit even though he has not been slinging webs since the early 2000s-- he is still talked about as Spiderman however.

Here is the link to the movie, Pawn Sacrifice:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

6 of the best food venders featured at Smorgasburg!

Don't you hate those cold dark days when your fridge is filled with nothing but an old bottle of mustard and week old French fries. Well here's the solution you've been looking for! Here are six of the most delectable food vendors that are features at the amazing Smorgasburg! If you want to have the full cornucopia of mouth watering morsels, come to RA Max's Smorgasburg program this Saturday at noon! but until then check out these amazing venues!

 1. Ramen Burger

Ramen Burger isn't just a food it's an experience. check out ramen burger and then brag to all of your friend about how cool and trendy you are.

2. Home Frite

 Towering mountains of fries served with some of the most mind blowing sauces on the whole east coast. Home Frite is a must see destination that will leave your stomach full and your mouth smiling.

3. Landhaus

From the farm straight to the sandwich, Landhuas offers one of the greatest meat concoctions to ever grace your taste buds. check it out!

4. Mighty Quinn's

Mighty Quinn's only cares about one thing, and that's damn good barbeque!

5. Brooklyn Soda Works

Red Currant & Shiso, Pineapple with Sage, Apple & Ginger, Plum & Basil, and Watermelon & Tarragon. NEED I SAY MORE!!?

6. Starwurst Bratwurst

Winner of the "Best Brat" People's choice award at the 2014 octoberfeast. Starwurst serves up some of the beast sausages in the state!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Graduate Student of the Week

The Ludlow Staff is proud of our 
Graduate Students, students who have 
chosen to further develop their careers. 
Graduate Student of this Week: Kaz

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Namaste Part 1

Child's pose, and now breathe.
Inhale. Exhale.

As the first week of school has passed we already have a new burden of stress on our shoulders. As a way of de-stressing Yoga To The People provides free yoga to all who come. Even if you don't have a yoga mat it's only $2 to rent, and though it is a donation based center no one felt like they had to give anything if their heart truly desired.

After yoga everyone felt so relaxed. Getting to meet new SVA students and having them mingle with Ailey students was truly a joy!

Keep this quote in mind as you go through the beginning of your fall term.

"A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there." -unknown


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Post-it Poetry Recap!

The air was very calm,
Thoughts swirling in the same breeze,
Success was not far.

Many haikus such as the one above were written at Post-it Poetry. Satisfaction on the faces of all whom wrote. The evening brought laughter, joy, and even a couple of stumped brains. But in the end, every laughed and enjoyed the wonderful experience. The poems written through out the night remain posted on the wall... for Facebook is not the only place to post things. Check out what you missed!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ludlow Craft Night

After a long weekend of move ins we ended on a high note of crafts, food, and MTV VMA's. RA Charlotte and RA Caroline hosted a program with DIY crafts to spruce up your new room and had FREE Insomnia cookies as a treat. It was a pleasure to see all the new residents use their creativity to make a variety of straw mobiles and yarn wall hangings. Even if you didn't make anything everyone had the opportunity to mingle and make new friends!