CUNY To Host July 17 Information Fair in Bryant Park

The City University of New York will host its second annual University-wide College Information Fair at Bryant Park on Wednesday, July 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch-time Fair will be located behind the New York Public Library 40th to 42nd street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Manhattan.

Counselors will be available for one-on-one sessions to provide information on specific programs, including the Honors College program, financial aid and scholarships, freshman admissions, transfers and certificate programs, adult and continuing education, and citizenship and immigration. Refreshments will be available.

“The Fair is open to all those interested in higher education opportunities at CUNY,” said Chancellor Matthew Goldstein.

He cited the high quality of CUNY’s faculty which includes winners of Pulitzer Prizes, Academy Awards, MacArthur ‘genius” awards, Presidential Early Career Awards, and Carnegie Teacher of the Year awards.

Chancellor Goldstein remarked, “The new Poet Laureate of the United States is Billy Collins, a CUNY professor at Lehman College for three decades. Our students win nationally competitive awards like Marshall Scholarships, and Fulbright, Mellon and National Science Foundation Fellowships. They go on to prominent medical schools and other graduate programs and become leaders in their fields.”

Keeping everyone entertained will be special performances by the Latin band Grupo Decision with ballroom dancing by the Santo Rico Dance Company, music and dance from the New York City Chinese Cultural Center., and Native American traditional dance by the Red Hawk Indian Arts Council.

The City University of New York offers educational opportunities in more than 1230 academic programs leading to associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as adult literacy, language immersion, and adult and continuing education.

CUNY’s campuses offer some of the best facilities in New York, from the Graduate Center’s midtown location in the historic B. Altman building to the seaside beauty of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, to the landmark architecture of Bronx Community College. The new Northeastern Regional headquarters of the federal Food and Drug Administration is located on the York College campus in Queens. The College of Staten Island’s 204-acre campus is the jewel in Richmond County’s crown.

CUNY offers academic support services to strengthen academic skills, flexible schedules, part-time as well as full-time registration, and weekend classes. Financial aid is available in the forms of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Most campuses provide child care and many other student services. More information about CUNY is available at the Office of Admissions Services, 1114 Avenue of the Americas (at 42nd Street) or by calling the toll free number 800-CUNY YES, or visiting the website at