Saturday, March 21, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Festivities at Fordham

Here at Fordham there are countless clubs available for all students to join, including several cultural organizations.  There is the Gaelic Society, Hellenic Society, and Insieme Italian Cultural Society just to name a few!  With St. Patrick’s Day this month, there have been a few different Irish events.  On Tuesday, March 10th at 8pm, there was a Ceili Night held in O’Keefe Commons.  It was a night full of music, dancing, and of course some traditional Irish food!  All students are welcome to come learn a ceili dance or some reel steps, and no experience is necessary.  These events are sponsored by Sláinte: Fordham Irish Dance, and are held a few times throughout the year!

Shirts designed & sold by the Gaelic Society this year

This past week Fordham was on Spring Break, but campus is never quite empty.  Besides the several students that live nearby (myself included!), many others stay in the local area during breaks for jobs, internships, etc.  On Tuesday, the Gaelic Society was invited to march in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade with the Fordham Alumni Association.  Beforehand, students were welcome to attend the alumni brunch free of charge!  Brunch was held at PwC on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, and started at 10am.  There was delicious food and even some live musical entertainment.  After the brunch, the fun continued as everyone assembled to march in the parade!

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