Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Thanksgiving at Hofstra
The regularly scheduled campus shuttle schedule can be found by clicking here, and the LIRR schedule can be found by clicking here.
Adjusted Office Hours
Public Safety Open 24/7
•For any emergency (police, fire or medical) please call 516-463-6789
•For information, please call 516-463-7878
•For all other inquiries, please call 516-463-6606
•Campus Shuttles will run as scheduled
Residential ProgramsResident Assistants will be on Duty 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The resident director on duty can be contacted through Public Safety at other times.
Dining Download the pdf
Health and Wellness CenterClosed from 11/22 -11/25. Public Safety can be reached for emergencies at 516-463-6789.
Student CounselingClosed from 11/22 - 11/25. A 24 hour crisis counselor is on call and can be reached at (516) 463-6789.
Hofstra Card ServicesClosed from 11/22-11/25
Fitness CenterWednesday, 11/21 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., no evening group exercise classes. Closed Thursday, 11/22. Friday, 11/23 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.. Regular hours resume Saturday, 11/24.
Things To Do
Thursday, November 22, 2012. Thanksgiving Dinner with VP Johnson. Those students who RSVP'd in time will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with VP Sandy Johnson.
When you're not studying, here are some festive ideas to keep you busy on/around campus:
•Bake a pumpkin or apple pie
•Round up other students who are staying on campus and watch a Thanksgiving movie like A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving showing at 8:00 p.m. on 11/22 on ABC or one of these top ten Thanksgiving movies
•Order in from Zorns (or each make a dish) and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (on TV at 9:00 a.m.) from the warmth of your Residence Hall
•Start a pickup game of football with your friends out on the intramural fields
Looking to get out and about to really take advantage of the long weekend?
Watch the 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9:00 a.m. The parade will begin at 77th Street and Central Park West, moving down Central Park West to Columbus Circle. The parade will then turn onto Central Park South and head south on 6th Avenue until hitting 34th Street and turning west. The parade will conclude in front of Macy's Herald Square.
Check out a Holiday Light Tour of NYC either here, or here.
Shop at Union Square Greenmarket. North and west sides of Union Square Park. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Catch a Broadway show. For a list of Broadway shows this week visit here.
Visit the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. Click here for more information.
Walk the Highline. Built in the 1930's as a form of public transportation, this old freight rail line is now a public park owned by the City of New York.
Sample some cheap eats.
Shop to Eat! Eataly, located 200 5th avenue, is an energetic Italian marketplace. It is known by locals as the heartbeat of Italy in New York.
Shop Til You Drop! Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, many retailers open very early, often at 4:00 a.m. or earlier, and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season. The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black."
American Museum of Natural History. Central Park West (at 79th St) Come check out a new exhibit, Creatures of Light which showcases all that glows. Welcome to the world of bioluminescence—the generation of light by living things.
Black Friday Shopping Shuttle!Do you dare brave the crowds and scour the stores during the infamous Black Friday? Well then you're in luck! We've added a Black Friday Shopping Shuttle for your convenience. Just follow the normal Sat./Sun. schedule here: http://www.hofstra.edu/visitors/visitors_info_shuttle.html
Posted by Nolan Meditz at 3:39 PM