It’s time to welcome a new season! Fall is here and there are so many activities to get you into the Autumn mood. Whether you prefer to stay in and paint a pumpkin with a warm cup of apple cider, or go out for a walk through fields of corn, the options are endless in how we can enjoy the new season.
This time of year can be overwhelming for students as they are taking on midterm exams, and adjusting to the colder weather and earlier sunset, while also balancing their individual responsibilities. Through these experiences, it is important for their families to remind them to take a step back and welcome the new season. It could be a refreshing feeling to acknowledge the changes going on in their environment.
Visit a pumpkin patch
Just 20 minutes from Hofstra’s campus is F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm in Melville. Here you can walk through a huge field with hundreds of rows filled with pumpkins for you to take home! There are hayrides, a corn maze, a petting zoo, mini golf, a haunted house, and more. The Melville farm even has concession stands to satisfy your craving for freshly roasted corn during your visit. You can check out their website at https://schmittfarms.com/fall-faq/ for more details.
Paint a pumpkin
For those who prefer to nestle up in the warmth of their bedroom: ring in the Fall with some pumpkin painting! Now for those who are not confident in their artistic abilities, consider the fact that art has been known to decrease stress and is often used in therapy to reflect, express, and decompress. You may find that something as simple as painting polka dots on the pumpkin can give you a chance to step away from your work or school, and allow you to tap into your inner child.
Grab a coffee and bite to eat
Feeling spooky? Journey down Hempstead Turnpike and grab a bite to eat at the Witches Brew! This witch themed cafe is festive and delicious. The menu offers lots of amazing vegan dishes, as well as tasty treats and coffees. What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than dining at the Witches Brew? https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064931132207&paipv=0&eav=AfbwiBrvWsj6yiBfhluly5Rda6fSZo_Q5fulqOg6XwARXlvwt5wMQZwa2MCfBB_c4X4
See a movie
Kick back and enjoy the show! Prepared to be scared out of your seats while watching the newest edition to the Halloween trilogy, Halloween Ends. Make a trip to the movies right down the road from campus at AMC Roosevelt Field 8 - Garden City, New York 11530.
HoftoberfestJoin the Caribbean Student Association for a Halloween party in Hofstra USA. $5 tickets available in advance of the event, and $10 tickets available at the door .https://news.hofstra.edu/event/haunted-the-ultimate-halloween-fete/