BY CINDY VIRELLO
ATTENTION! Tired of sitting in your dorm room or only traveling by foot? Make friends with a student who has a car and take a trip to White Plains next time you have a break! If you prefer to take the ride solo, then the Manhattanville Valiant bus can help you with that! The Valiant stops at various locations in White Plains, including the Metro-North train station. To find out more information regarding bus stops visit Campus Safety in Spellman Hall.
Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel $$$
Need an escape? Let the Kimberly Hotel set the mood for an elegant date night with your favorite person. is rooftop venue offers 3000 square feet of trendy indoor/outdoor atmospheres with heated floors and zesty both signature and seasonal treats and cocktails!
Location: Penthouse Level, 145 East 50th Street, New York, NY 10022
Hours: 5:00p.m. to 2:00a.m – Monday
5:00p.m. to 1:00a.m. – Tuesday, Wednesday
5:00p.m. to 2:00a.m. – ursday, Friday
12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. – Saturday Brunch
4:00p.m to 2:00a.m. – Saturday Upstairs Opens
12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. – Sunday Brunch
4:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. – Sunday Upstairs Opens
Tel: (212) 888-1220
*PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED: business casual, no sneakers, caps or ip ops
Bronx River Parkway Reservation FREE
If your room is starting to feel a little stuffy and a campus lap doesn’t do the trick, then take the trip to Bronxville to take a stroll in Westchester’s oldest park! “Erected in 1925, the 807-acre paved linear park was created as an adjunct to the Bronx River Parkway.” So, enjoy the fresh air and take in a little bit of history.
Location: Yonkers, NY, 10708 Hours: 8:00a.m. to Dusk
Kensico Dam Plaza FREE
If you’re afraid of heights, then maybe you should skip this detour. The Kensico Dam was completed in 1917 and stands 307 feet high, is 1,843 feet long, and forms the Kensico Reservoir. Make the trip to Valhalla to enjoy the sweet breeze and a beautiful view!
Location: 1 Bronx River Parkway Road, Valhalla, NY 10595
Hours: 8:00a.m. to 10:00p.m.
Katonah Reading Room Café & Market $$
On the hunt for a new break-time spot? e Reading Room provides a quaint café atmosphere with assorted gourmet treats, coffees, and teas. If you’re in the mood to take a little break from the hustle and bustle of life, then you should take the trek to this cozy spot.
Location: 19 Edgemont Road, Katonah, NY 10536
Hours: 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. – Monday through Friday
8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. – Saturday 9:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. – Sunday Tel: (914) 232-1010
Pick and Roll Soul Restaurant & Lounge $$
Looking to feed your soul? Check out White Plains’s latest addition to the cuisine crew! Pick and Roll Soul offers an assortment of delicious food that is good for the soul including, chicken and beef burger sliders, specialty hot dogs, stacked philly cheese steaks, and tasty vegetarian options!
Location: 49 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
Hours: 12:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. – Sunday
4:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. – Tuesday, Wednesday
12:00p.m. to 12:00a.m. – ursday, Friday, Saturday
Tel: (914) 437-7393