Santiago, Chile

A professor from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory recently won a President’s Global Innovation Fund grant to collaborate with this Global Center on volcanic research and mineral resources

Nairobi, Kenya

This Global Center is home to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Centre for East and Southern Africa, which supports and implements the Millennium Villages Project, a venture sponsored by the Earth Institute and the UN Development Programme that aims to eliminate poverty through sustainable practices

Apollo Theater

One of the oldest and best-known music halls in the country, the Apollo Theater launched the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill and many others. Columbia has partnered with the Apollo for an oral history project, preserving the stories of this prominent Harlem landmark.

Governor's Island

Accessible only by ferry, Governor’s Island is a park open during the warmer months that offers biking trails, athletic fields, concert venues and other event spaces.

Baker Athletics Complex

Go Columbia Lions! The Baker Athletics Complex is the home for Columbia outdoor sports; it encompasses Kraft Field at Wien Stadium, Robertson Field at Satow Stadium, the Softball Field, the Soccer Stadium, The Remmer and 1929 Boathouses, the Chrystie Field House, the Savitt Tennis Center and the Campbell Sports Center, which offers state-of-the-art facilities for athletes and coaches.

Madison Square Garden

“The World’s Most Famous Arena,” MSG is home to the New York Knicks and New York Rangers as well as to concerts and other events. Columbia Engineering students have partnered with Turner Construction during the renovations of MSG to learn more about structural renovations.

Rockefeller Center

A set of buildings located between 48th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center is best known as the home to NBCStudios (including Saturday Night Live), Radio City Music Hall, the Rainbow Room restaurant, the ice skating rink and the annual Christmas Tree lighting. This area was the home of Columbia for the second half of the nineteenth century, before the move to Morningside Heights in 1897.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is home to famous exhibits such as the “habitat dioramas” of African, Asian and North American mammals, a 62-foot Haida carved canoe from the Pacific Northwest, a full-size blue whale model, and the Star of India, the largest star sapphire in the world. Many Columbia students have taken advantage of the museum’s extensive internship opportunities in earth science, astrophysics and anthropology.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church, a historic and well-known parish church in Lower Manhattan, is the site of Columbia’s founding; King’s College, established in 1754, held its first classes next door to the church. Alexander Hamilton, a student of King’s College, Founding Father, first Secretary of the Treasury, and the eponym of many Columbia spaces, is buried in the church’s cemetery.

Carnegie Hall

There are more ways to get to Carnegie Hall, a preeminent performance space, than just practicing.