It’s Fall. The temperatures are decreasing, but the beautifully changing colors of the leaves make up for that sudden chill that you secretly love. In the name of all things Fall, however, where can a girl go pumpkin picking and apple picking in the urban jungle? Never fear, we have two things on our side: 1. We are in New York, anything, even apple orchards and pumpkin patches, are within an hour radius. 2. Fordham’s Campus Activities Board wants you to experience Fall- for free. Yep! You heard me! Free!
|The hay-ride to the orchards!|
Campus Activities Board is an organization on campus, which organizes events on and off campus for free. Their Weekend Activities Committee organizes events almost every weekend, again for free. Last year, I picked pumpkins in front of the McGinley Center and got to decorate them, all while enjoying hot cider- can you say amazing?
|So many apples, so little time.|
|I ate as I picked. Multitasking is a great skill.|
This year, I went apple picking with Campus Activities Board (CAB for short) at Wilkin’s Family Fruit Farm! We signed up the Wednesday before in the McGinley Center and got the opportunity to pick our very own bag of apples for free! That Saturday, we met in the parking lot to find a HUGE Coach Bus waiting to take us an hour north. Upon reaching the farm, we were given apple bags to fill to the brim for free! After running through the orchards, we got apple cider donuts and warm apple cider- truly a treat to our already sweet day.
I took home more than fifteen apples. I had so many I had to give them to my friends back at campus!
|This was also a great photo-shoot with friends opportunity.|
CAB has many events like this every week! In addition to trips, they also hold raffles where you can win sporting event tickets and Broadway tickets. They also have a holiday air with includes horse and carriage rides around campus, a live monkey, food trucks, decoration making, and so much more!
CAB is one of my favorite organizations on campus and they do an amazing job on getting the whole student body to take advantage of the surrounding city and New York as a whole, because after all, New York is our campus.