Activities Galore for Labor Day Weekend

As the first week of classes concludes, students may be wondering what to do–especially if they’re new to Sullivan County. The good news is, Sullivan County has been a tourist destination for well over a hundred years, and there’s a reason for it! Check out just a few ideas below from Director of Student Activities Frank Sinigaglia!

  1. The Student Activities Office has tons of movies on DVD you are welcome to borrow – reach out to Frank at (845) 434-5750 x4397, or fsinigaglia@sunysullivan.edu to browse the collection.
  2. The Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville, within walking distance of the college at 265 Main Street, is open on Saturday from 10am – 4pm and Sunday from 1pm – 4pm; there is only a suggested donation to enter. Also in Hurleyville: a bakery, a pub, and a wonderful Italian restaurant.
  3. Student Activities has a free bus to New Paltz on Sunday. The bus leaves from the Field House at 11am returning at 6pm. New Paltz has everything a college student could ever want – you are encouraged to go – meet me at the bus.
  4. The Student Union will be open all weekend, including Monday, from 9am -11pm; and the Field House will be open Saturday from 12pm – 7pm, Sunday from 2pm – 10pm , and Monday 4pm – 10pm.
  5. Behind Panda Parlor (3 miles down Rt. 52 into Liberty on the left, where the car show is) there will be a Flea Market from 10am – 4pm on Sunday.
  6. In the Town of Bethel (about a 10 mile drive from the college, on Rte 17B) you may visit the Bethel Woods Cultural Arts Center which was the site of the Original 1969 Woodstock Music Festival – this is a must see for musicians.
  7. This weekend is wonderful opportunity for you to complete current and future class assignments as well – don’t forget why you are ultimately here, and it is never too soon to begin work on future projects….to that end, the Library will be open from 12pm – 5pm on Sunday, and the lower G building Computer Lab will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 11pm.
  8. The Galleria Shopping Mall in Middletown (Rt 17E to exit 120E; about 30 miles from the college) features a movie theater, and a food court; also around the mall you will find a Red Lobster, an Olive Garden, and other shopping centers.
  9. Woodbury Commons (Rt 17E to exit 131; about 60 miles from the college) features name brand discount outlet stores.
  10. The City of Binghamton is 90 miles west of the college off Rt. 17 – this is a fun day, or overnight trip. The City of Albany, our State Capitol is about 90 miles northeast (Rt 17E to I-87N) and also makes a fun day, or overnight trip.

Congratulations students on getting through week one, and have a healthy, happy Labor Day Weekend!