As September comes to a close, we’re all preparing ourselves to say goodbye to warm, bright summer days and trying to welcome cloudy and cool autumn weather. As unpredictable as New England weather is, Boston still has a few weeks of nice weather that we all should be taking advantage of! Keep the summer feel for as long as possible by getting outdoors to do these 5 activities that you can remember throughout the fall.
1. Attend the Boston Calling Music Festival
Boston Calling is a 3 day concert featuring many great artists like Walk the Moon, Hozier, and the Avett Brothers. The concert is taking place this weekend, September 25-28 in City Hall Plaza. Although the tickets can be pricey, Boston Calling is a fun and interactive event that’ll give you a chance to catch some live music just minutes away from Suffolk campus.
2. Kayak on the Charles
Kayaking on the Charles is an awesome outdoor activity that provides a combination of fitness and fun to help close out summer. There are some great deals on renting and discounted group rates, and this would be a great way to get all of your roommates out of the house and doing something fun!
3. Hubway Ride
Take a Hubway ride! Hubway is a bike sharing system that has stations all over Boston. Simply
4. Lawn on D
Check out the Lawn on D for a fun, outdoor, interactive experience located on D Street, between Summer and Claflin street. This space in South Boston features different events every day from live music to art exhibits.
5. Duck Tour
Taking a Duck Tour may seem like a strictly tourist attraction in Boston, but I’ve found many people who have lived in the city for years have never been on one! If you’re looking for something to do on a nice Saturday or if your parents come in to visit and you need somewhere to take them, try a Duck Tour! Tours depart from The Prudential Center, the Aquarium, and the Museum of Science, and it’s simple to just buy tickets and go!
I promise there will be plenty of time during the fall and winter to sit inside and watch Netflix, so consider doing a few of these activities to make the most of the last couple warm days.
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Welcome to the 2015 Suffolk school year! Whether you are a new or returning student, the beginning of the year comes with so much excitement and opportunity within just the first few weeks. All of us are busy reading syllabi, starting assignments, and trying to figure out our new dorm or commute, but it’s also important to find time for fun and getting involved. Here are a few ideas of activities you can do to start the 2015 school year off right!
1. The Temple St Fair
Tuesday, September 22 12-2PM
I begin with the Temple Street Fair because it is an absolute must do during the first few weeks of school. Suffolk clubs, teams, and groups gather on Temple Street for the purpose of showing new and returning students what they have to offer. I attended the fair my freshman year and was excited to learn about all the different ways to get involved here at Suffolk that I wouldn’t have known otherwise. There’s a huge diversity of different activities on campus, so you’re bound to find something that interests you. If you go to the Temple Street Fair I’m sure you will learn a lot, get some free stuff, and see some friends along the way. Also be sure to stop by the CLAS table, I hope to see you there!
2. Six Flags
Saturday, September 19 9AM-8PM
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Take part in Program Council’s trip to Six Flags! This is an awesome opportunity that you won’t be able to do every weekend, especially at a discounted rate of $10!
3. Ram Olympics
Friday, September 25 2-5PM
20 Somerset Plaza
Come meet the SUPERs (Suffolk University Peer Health Educators) at the 20 Somerset Plaza for the Ram Olympics! Compete with other Suffolk students in fitness activities for fun and some awesome prizes. This is a great way to learn about the SUPERs, stay active, and meet new people!
4. Men's & Women's Soccer Games
Saturday, September 26
East Boston Athletic Fields
If you’re a sports fan, go out and support Suffolk Soccer on Saturday afternoon at the East Boston Athletic Fields! Check out the games if you’re interested in joining a team or just want to watch a free game outside with your friends.
5. Health & Wellness Fair
Tuesday, September 29 11:30-2:30
Looking for some ideas on ways to stay healthy during the school year? If you’re moving into a new dorm or apartment, it’s not always easy to eat well and get exercise on a busy schedule. Check out the fair for some tips on staying healthy and to learn more about the Health and Wellness Center here at Suffolk.
These are just a few of the activities happening to welcome everyone back to Suffolk. To find a full list, go to http://www.suffolk.edu/campuslife/2680.php! Coming from my own experience, I highly recommend checking out at least a few of these events to get involved and have some fun during your first few weeks back at Suffolk.
Wishing you the best of luck on your 2015 school year!