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The New School
Based in Greenwich Village, Open Campus reflects the collaborative, multidisciplinary university in which it’s housed. Integrated within the larger New School community, Open Campus allows students to experience the richness of campus life, take advantage of comparable university benefits, and in many cases, learn right alongside The New School’s wider student body. For progressive minds looking to pursue continuing education through certificate programs, youth programs, summer programs, executive programs, or online learning, Open Campus offers rigorous classes taught by distinguished faculty and a superior network of thinkers, makers, and doers. Courses are delivered online and on campus, in condensed and semester-length versions, for credit, noncredit, or as part of a certificate program, making it a truly flexible learning experience for all.
Fonda is a relaxed and affordable East Village restaurant serving authentic Mexican dishes with an urban twist. Owned by celebrated chef and cookbook author Roberto Santibañez, the menu is inspired by the savory dishes of his native Mexico City. From their made-to-order guacamole crushed in lava rock mortars to their tortillas pressed by hand, everything is made fresh, never using anything frozen or canned. Boasting an extensive list of craft cocktails and margaritas, it’s clear that Fonda takes food and drinks very seriously. Anyone looking for an exciting, contemporary Mexican dining experience should pay them a visit.
Al Horno Lean Mexican Kitchen is dedicated to providing customers a New York-Mexican food experience with a healthy twist. Traditional Mexican flavors are fused with healthy options that include fresh ingredients, no frying or oil, a gluten-free menu, antibiotic and hormone free steak, an innovative juice bar, and more. As a homegrown business, they’ve evolved in the community organically, expanding to five Manhattan locations in Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown East, Gramercy, East Village, and the Financial District. Al Horno Lean Mexican Kitchen offers an array of catering options that serve anywhere from 10 to over 1,000 people. The “Body Build Your Own” package allows partygoers to build their own tacos, plates, and salads, making it a perfect addition to a Cinco de Mayo celebration or any other fiesta.