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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Valerie from ri
  • May-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Portland is a hip, fun city with lots of stuff to do. You can go to night clubs, cafes, and restaurants. The galleries are a blast, especially on first Friday.

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  • Lakshmi
  • Feb-23-2013 I am a past student here

    Avail yourself of all the fabulous visiting artist lectures the school offers throughout the year and in the summer. There's often someone around teaching yoga at lunch time, which is an excellent way to have a restorative break during the day.

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  • Cecelia from Victor, NY
  • Oct-24-2012 I am a current student here

    There is so much to do in Portland--it's a city after all. MECA has a Student Life group which organizes weekly activities for students, such as a theatre group, running club, cycling club, LGBTQ support and awareness, and many more. Portland is a walking city, with trails along the coast and through the Eastern Promenade and Western Promenade. The Maine Mall is just south of the city, and reachable by bus. Portland has several parks, such as Deering Oaks Park, and there are tons of events around the city at all times of the year. There are art galleries and a movie theatre, and concerts big and small. The Civic Center has hockey games and big concerts, and other traveling shows like the circus or even a monster truck rally. Tons to do.

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  • Patrick from Brunswick, ME
  • Sep-08-2012 I am a current student here

    There are endless options in the city from the taverns to the mall or stay in and have game night around the TV.

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  • Hannah
  • Mar-20-2012 I am a current student here

    There is plenty to do around Maine College of Art. Since its located right in the middle of Portland there is always something going on. The city has art fairs and parades right outside our front door! The civic center is only a few steps away if you are interested in concerts or going to see a hockey game. There are plenty of shops and restaurants as well. It is perfect for an art student because there are tons of galleries all throughout Portland.

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  • Alicia from Freeport, ME
  • Feb-09-2012 I am a current student here

    it's in the heart of portland's art district so there is always plenty to do within walking distance. on the first friday of every month congress street is lined with artists and vendors displaying and selling things they've made. there are concerts and sporting events all the time as well.

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