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Club/Activity:  Art Club
Day/Time: Thursdays 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ Trinity Commons 
Advisor: Ms. White [email protected]

Description: Art Club is an after-school club for students who enjoy creating art! We will expand on growing our art knowledge, experiment with art materials, and express ourselves in our artwork.  By creating art that connects us with our community and explores our personal interests, students can enjoy creating art at any level. 
Club/Activity:  Board Game Club
Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:45 PM Room 408
Advisor: Ms. Marcelle [email protected]

Description: Board Games Club aims to promote board games as a recreational activity that boosts strategic thinking skills and social interaction. This club is a platform for students with a common interest in board games to come together to have fun and to build relationships.
Club/Activity: Chess Club
Day/Time: Fridays 3:00 PM Room 408
Advisor: Mr. Kamen [email protected]

Description: Chess is a fun game that incorporates many aspects of a learner's profile: knowledgeable, inquirers, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. The chess club is meant to foster scholars’ intellectual growth while having fun.
Club/Activity:  Cooking Club
Day/Time: Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00 PM Room 605
Advisor: Mr. Tabasso [email protected]

Description: Want to be a truly "seasoned" veteran of the kitchen? Want to know where the lamb sauce really is? Want to know if it's true that you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs? Then come on down to Mr. Tabasso's cooking club, where we will experiment with everything from the basics to pan-searing, sauces, and more! Bring your würst food puns!
Club/Activity:  Discussion and Support Group 
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:45 PM Room 703
Advisor: Ms. Schumacher
Description: The Discussion and Support Group is student-run. HSEF students discuss current events, trips, community issues, equity, volunteering outings, and so much more. All HSEF students are welcome to join! 

Club/Activity: Euro Challenge Club 
Day/Time: M-F/Period 5 Room 206
Advisor: Mr. Shinohara [email protected]

Description: Come join the Euro Challenge Club and learn about the European Union (EU) and the euro. Teams of three to five students will select a “challenge” issue facing a country in the EU and prepare a presentation for a competition to be held in April. 

In 2020, the top five winning teams received monetary awards generously provided by The Moody’s Foundation. The awards were $1,250 for each member of the first-place team, $1,000 each for second place, $750 each for third place, $500 each for fourth place, and $250 each for fifth place!  
Club/Activity: Investment Club
Day/Time: Fridays 12:30 PM Rm. 205
Advisor: Mr. Greenberg [email protected]

Description: Learn stock market basics and how to manage your own equity portfolio! 

Club/Activity: Lit Mag
Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45 - 3:30 PM Room 308
Advisor: Ms. Dishner [email protected]
Description: Lit Mag is a club where we create and share poetry and art. We also will design a magazine with art, stories, and poetry from the students at HSEF! Check out last year's magazine here!

Club/Activity: Green Team
Day/Time: Thursdays 2:45 - 3:45 PM Room 509
Advisor: Mr. Zentner [email protected]

Description:   Are you concerned about the health of our warming planet? Would you like to learn why we are going to see more 90+ days in NYC summers? Why will we be seeing more hurricanes and flooding? 

Climate change is an existential threat to our species, and we are already seeing the effects of human impact on our environment. Come join the Green Team to learn how we can act to help protect our planet. We will discuss the causes of climate change and what role we play as individuals, a school community, and a city in the fight against climate change. We will focus on solutions and actions to help create a more sustainable world, from boosting our waste separation at school to PSA campaigns to neighborhood clean-ups. Come join us and help us save the planet!
Club/Activity: National Honor Society
Day/Time: Tuesday  2:45 - 3:45 PM Room 304
Advisor: Ms. Ignacio

Description: National Honor Society Club is an honorary organization for students who have excellent academic standing and who have been chosen based on rigorous criteria.  According to the national organization's goals, NHS hopes to " recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy."  Once selected, the organization meets weekly and is involved in numerous school and community activities

Club/Activity: Write On
Day/Time: Wednesdays 3:00 - 3:45 PM Room 306
Advisor: Ms. Swan [email protected]

Description: A creative writing class led by MFA (Master of Fine Arts) students from the New School. It meets in the Fall and the Spring semesters. 


Club/Activity: Debate & Discussion Club
Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45 - 3:45 Room 704
Advisor: Mr. Siroonian [email protected]

Description: Are you interested in discussing current events? Do you enjoy debating? If so then the Debate & Discussion Club is for you. Debate & Discussion gives students the opportunity to compete against each other through debate, public speaking and dramatic or humorous interpretation of plays, stories or poetry. It is a program that allows students to develop research, argumentation, speechwriting, oratory and performance skills needed in the lawyers, educators, politicians and performers of the future
Club/Activity: La Familia 
Day/Time: Tuesdays 11:30-12:15pm Room 510
Advisor: Mr.Guerrero [email protected]

Description: The Spanish Club or "La Familia" is a great opportunity for students to connect and practice the Spanish language in a club setting. Students have a chance to learn more about Hispanic culture in a social environment. La Familia focuses on various activities such as sharing cooking recipes, foreign films, music genres and other fun things to keep students engaged.
Club/Activity:  Pride Club
Day/Time: Thursdays 2:45 - 3:45 PM Room 510
Advisor: Mr. Guerrero [email protected]

Description: The Pride Club brings students of different sexual and gender identities together to meet new people, hang out, talk, and have fun. We plan to coordinate activities to build a diverse and inclusive community. A safe space for students that are either allies or a part of the [LGBTQ+] community. The club will be a supportive, encouraging environment where students can be unapologetically themselves. Meetings will be conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect, with a positive tone, encouraging cultural diversity and competency, and maintaining confidentiality.
Club/Activity: Diaspora Book Club 
Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:45 PM Room 801
Advisor: Ms.Moore [email protected]
Description: The Diaspora Book Club strives to create deeper understanding and connection amongst the diverse community of High School of Economics & 
Finance. We come together once a week to talk, eat, read and discuss interesting books about diverse life experiences.
Club/Activity: Model UN 
Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45 - 3:45 PM Room 205
Advisor: Mr. Evans [email protected]
Description: Dive into global diplomacy! Embrace challenges, represent nations, and debate pressing world issues. Elevate your skills, meet like-minded leaders, and make a difference. Be part of the global conversation. Your journey to international relations starts here. Let's change the world, one resolution at a time!!

Club/Activity: Soccer Club
Day/Time: Thursdays 2:45 - 3:45 PM Room 204
Advisor: Mr. Lourdas [email protected]
Description: Wear your favorite soccer jersey and come down to talk about everything FUTBOL (Goals, tactics, players, teams). 
Prerequisite: Love for FUTBOL / JOGO BONITO!!!

Club/Activity:  Ping Pong Club 
Day/Time: Thursdays & Friday 3:00 - 4:30 PM HSEF Lobby
Advisor: Mr. Tabasso [email protected]
Description: Want to show your table tennis skills off to the world? Want to practice that spike, or a curve so nasty you can't even calculate its slope? Want to just rally with some friends, or see who's the best? Then come on down to the lobby, and show the Ping Pong Club what you've got!

Club/Activity:  Mural Club 
Day/Time: Thursdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm @ Trinity Commons 
Advisor: Ms. White [email protected]

Description: At mural club we will work on creating some beautiful public artwork for the hallways and other public areas. We have some plans to repaint a mural on the 7th floor and staircases as well as create some new ones. No experience is needed!
Club/Activity: Weightlifting Club
Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45 - 4:00 PM 
Advisor: Mr. Lehrer [email protected]
Description: Time to get into shape! Join us as we train to perfect our weightlifting technique and achieve set health goals. 
Club/Activity: Rock the Street, Wall Street
Day/Time: Varies 
Advisor: Ms. Gordon [email protected] and Mr. Squillante [email protected]
Description: Rock The Street, Wall Street is a financial and investment literacy program designed to bring both gender and racial equity to the financial markets and spark the interest of high school girls into careers of finance.
Club/Activity: Yearbook Club
Day/Time: Thursday  2:50 - 3:45 PM Room 407
Advisor: Ms. Menchini [email protected] & Ms. Ericksen [email protected]
Description: Dedicated seniors should join the yearbook staff if they have a passion for design, are creative and want to be part of capturing memories of the class of 2024. We meet every Tuesday after school. 

Club/Activity:  The Wendy Wasserstein Project
Day/Time: Times vary
Advisor: Mr. Calendrillo [email protected]

Description: The Wendy Wasserstein Project is one of the most exciting and life-changing programs available to very lucky NYC high school students. It is a theater and dance arts mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors. It was conceived in 1998 by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein in the hopes of exploring the relevance of theater to teenagers and building future audiences. The program assigns professional theater and dance professionals to mentor a group of 8 students per school. The mentors are some of the industry’s most acclaimed playwrights, directors, actors, composers, choreographers and other creative professionals. Each group will have a total of 6-7 theater or dance outings with a post-show discussion and journal reflection. Additionally, we will meet on some Wednesdays after school in Room 305. 
Club/Activity:  American Sign Language Club 
Day/Time:        Wednesdays 2:45PM-3:45PM, Room 509
Advisor: Mr. Zentner [email protected]

Description: Sign Language Club will meet weekly to learn American Sign Language (ASL) as well as about Deaf culture and the Deaf community. In addition to learning, we will plan a field trip to the New York School for the Deaf Museum and promote deaf awareness throughout our school community. There is no previous knowledge required to join the club. 
Club/Activity: Yoga
Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:45pm
Advisor: Ms. Vojtek [email protected]

Description: The yoga club is for all students who wish to learn and participate in this ancient yet modern art! Yoga has been [email protected] to have numerous physical benefits; it helps to build strength, increases flexibility, lengthens muscles, and helps core stability and posture. The mental benefits are well documented; lowering anxiety and depression as well as teaching more compassionate and empathetic approaches to others and the self. This club is open to all levels, modifications and variations are offered to serve all. No experience needed.

Activity: Student Government 
Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:45pm - 3:45pm Rm 407
Advisor: Ms. Menchini [email protected] & Ms. Ericksen [email protected]

Description: The Student Government Organization maintains a cooperative relationship among students, faculty, staff, and the outside community and works to ensure that the social needs and responsibilities of students are being met. Let your voice be heard! Get involved in SGO and plan events, voice your opinions, and make change around HSEF! 
Club/Activity: Netrunner Club
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:45PM-3:45PM Room 405
Advisor: Mr. Richardson [email protected]

Description: Netrunner is a multiple award-winning, asymmetrical, 2-player card game. In the game, one player takes on the role of morally dubious corporations seeking to advance agendas for profit and for power while another player acts as a savvy computer hacker trying to expose these agendas without getting caught. In this basic game, two players adhere to substantially different rules systems in order to accomplish opposing goals.   
The game of Netrunner features a wide diversity of playable character identities in terms of race, sexuality, gender, and even fictional forms of transhuman and artificial intelligences. Both within and around the game, the Netrunner community has been one that supports diversity with an ongoing commitment to a transmedia universe. Netrunner is played competitively all around the world.  Every year in November a tournament is held across multiple continents to declare a World Champion.