How can I learn more about things to do in New York?
New York has no shortage of entertainment and recreation. The Village Voice and the City Guide are great free in-city resources. Paid magazine options are Time Out New York and New York Magazine which list and review events and places around the city.
Another useful site that offers an array of activities is One to World, which is a non-profit organization that offers social and cultural activities for international students throughout New York City. They also have a Global Classroom program where international students visit public schools to teach children about their home countries.
Wagner student groups offer outings across the city to cultural and entertainment destinations. Student group outings are advertised on the Wagner Student Association listserv.
The NYU Student Resource Center (2nd floor, Kimmel Center of University Life, 60 Washington Square South) also plans social events specifically for graduate students through the Office of Graduate Life. This is a great way to meet students from other schools at NYU.