Feeling Some Fall Fun?

September 27, 2019

Fall break is quickly approaching! The weather is already getting brisk and soon the leaves will be changing colors. Don’t let the long weekend of Fall Break pass by while sitting in the dorms the whole time. How about going out and about to explore new things? Here is a list of fun, exciting and relatively cheap things to do over the break or anytime. 


Dog Field Trips with St. Hubert’s 

575 Woodland Ave, Madison

If you are 18+ years old and have experience dog walking or love to interact with dogs, look into Dog Field Trips with St.Hubert’s! Pick from a variety of dogs with various walking difficulties to take out for the day. The dogs are welcome on campus and to walk downtown.  


Check Out the Bookshops Downtown

Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub:  

23 Main Street, Madison

The Chatham Booksellers

8 Green Village Road, Madison

See what interesting books these two shops have to offer! Relax and sit down with a book and grab a drink or snack in the back of Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub. You can also find some classic books and maybe original copies of books at Chatham Booksellers––they have a student discount!



Go thrift shopping

Independent Thrift Shop

33 Kings Road, Madison, NJ - behind Modernizing Cleaners

Hours: Tuesday/Thursday - 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday - 9:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Everyone loves a good deal! Check out the local Thrift Shop in town to see some good finds for clothing, decorations and hidden gems!


Grab a coffee from downtown

Drip Coffee

34 Main St., Madison

Simple Coffee

22 Main St., Madison

Indulge in some coffee and snacks while receiving a student discount of 10% with ID. You might even want to sit down and try to get a little homework done! 


Make a trip to the bowling alley


300 Main St., Madison, NJ

Have some fun with friends while bowling, playing arcade games or going to the parlor or den (both 21+ only), as well as enjoying good food!  


Sun-Thurs and Fri-Sat before 6 p.m. - $6.50 per person 

Fri-Sat after 6 p.m. - $8.50 

Shoes - $3.99 + tax   


Monday - Closed

Tuesday-Thursday - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday - 3:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Saturday - 12 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Sunday - 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.


Make a museum visit

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

9 Main St, Madison - across from Chipotle

Explore life in New Jersey in the 1800s from tools of the trades to challenges faced, or visit the old James Library portion of the library and partake in its beauty of architecture. 

Price: Students $3 


Monday- Closed

Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m - 4 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m-5 p.m.


Solve puzzles to escape a room

Escape Room NJ Madison

19 Waverly Lane, Madison - near Crowley Cupcakes

Bring a small group of friends and try to escape from a room with hidden clues and puzzles to solve. 

Price: Non-private room $30/person - Private room $24-$45/person

Book an Appointment at 844-372-2736 


Do a little painting

Pinot's Palette 

40 Market St., Morristown, NJ 

If you’re 21+ years old and want a fun night of sipping and painting. BYOB! Bring your own food and drinks to make the night even better with things you like. Plates, utensils, ice, etc. are supplied. On Saturday, September 28, Pinot’s Palette is offering two events; a Black Light Starry Night and also a Hilltop Sunset. Check on their website for more event days.

Price: $35 a person - includes all painting materials and dining ware 


Take a Trip to NYC

There are plenty of free activities to do in the city and many museums and destinations offer student discounts! Make sure to check on these places' websites for more information, hours, and prices! 

  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

  • Walk around Central Park 

  • Visit the New York Public Library 

  • See a play on or off-Broadway

  • Shop in Times Square 


Visit some NYC museums

  • The Met: Pay as you wish with a student ID 

  • The Guggenheim: Saturdays - Pay as you wish from 5 p.m.-7:15 p.m. with ID

  • The Whitney: Friday nights - Pay as you wish with ID

  • The MoMA: Free Admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • Museum of Natural History: Pay as you wish with ID 

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