By KAYLA OGLE
Published: March 13, 2015
WEEKEND OF MARCH 14-15| 2015
The moment we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived: spring! Though this weekend is Spring Break, and many may be going to warmer climates, are you wondering what you can do if you’re staying in NY? Fordham Friday Finds is here to help give you a few ideas to embrace this warm weather!
Get Some Spring Shopping Done: Springtime is one of the best times to go to Flea Markets to do some shopping, and The Brooklyn Flea Market is a great place to do that. The Fort Greene Market doesn’t officially open until April, but it will be open this Saturday, March 14, at 10 a.m. With over 150 vendors, there’s something for everyone at the market.
Located on 176 Lafayette Ave., take the A or C train to get there.
See The Influence Behind “Mad Men”: Are you one of the people that’s upset about “Mad Men” airing it’s last season? Starting this Saturday at the Museum of Moving Pictures you can see Don Draper’s office, costumes and more from the show. And free with museum admission, you can also see “‘Mad Men’s’ Film Influences” at the end of the exhibit. The final season won’t be so upsetting with an ending like this one.
$9 with a valid ID, museum located at 36-01 35 Ave. Astoria, NY 11106. Can take the NQR or the B or D.
Celebrate St. Paddy’s A Little Early:Next Tuesday is St. Paddy’s Day, a day for corned beef and whiskey. Go to one of the infamous Irish Pubs in NYC, An Béal Bocht, which in Gaelic means “the poor mouth.” This small pub in the Bronx might be a bit of a trek, but traditional Irish food and beer for cheap prices, it’s worth the subway fare. For more Irish restaurants a little closer to your neighborhood, check out Time Out New York’s article.
Veggies Galore: Ever thought about going vegetarian? Well, experience different vegetarian food from NY vendors at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival this weekend! Saturday passes are all sold out, but for $30 on Sunday you can experience all the fresh vegetables that you can enjoy. Start out spring on a healthy foot!
Located at The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W. 18th St. From 11 a.m. til 6 p.m.
To purchase tickets: https://2015nycvegfoodfest.chirrpy.com/
Dumplings on Dumplings: Let’s face it: we’re college students, so we’re pretty broke. Cheap options for good, delicious food is always something that we have to be on the lookout for. Look no further than Vanessa’s Dumpling House. With 3 locations throughout the city, you have your choice of different convenient locations. With almost every single item on the menu being below $10, this is about as cheap as it can get.
For locations, go to http://vanessas.com/
The cold that some thought would never end seems to have come to an end. So whether you’re staying in the city for Spring Break or going to some exotic location this break, stay safe and have fun!