Archive for the ‘St. John’s and the City’ Category

St. John’s and the City, Nov 7-9

November 7, 2008

What’s going on, loyal Johnnies,

Trust me, this post is not as bad as it looks!

Trust me, this post is not as bad as it looks!

First off, I would like to congratulate our new president- elect Barack Obama. As a John McCain supporter, I will say that Tuesday did not turn out the way I wanted, but I am willing to accept defeat and give credit where credit is due. This is a meaningful event for many people reading this right now, and I hope that this moment will rest in your mind as something you will never forget.

So, since this is a celebratory weekend, why not go into the city and live it up? Even better, why not do it at a cheaper price than everyone else? Welp, here is your (cheap) ticket to the movies.

And no, this isn’t a movie review, or even a group trip to the theater. This is just an awakening to something we have on this campus that not too many people know about. (more…)

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St. John’s and the City, Oct. 31-Nov.2

October 31, 2008

What’s shaking, St. John’s,

This weekend is a major week for all you boys and girls, as it is that time of year, again, to thrown on those sexy outfits and Mario costumes and make a trip down the road to halloweentown. I know I’m getting prepared, as my costume idea is fitting for my personality (The Baseball Furies, son!).

Now, we all know we have our parties, haunted houses and parades all figured out, so I’m here this week to give you an event that may go unnoticed here in the city that may be one of the largest of its kind. It starts right down on that lonely island known as Staten, and ends in the heart of Manhattan. No, it’s not my taxi cab ride-o-shame after my disappointing halloween night… (more…)

St. John’s and the City, Oct. 24-26

October 24, 2008

Hey Johnnies,

Well, I’m happy to say i have made it back safely from my amazing trip to Harrisonburg, VA last weekend! It took me a while, but I knew all of you were worried since you hadn’t heard from me in a while (bold statement on my part).

This week, we have an event for you that takes me back to my youth. Being a child from New Hampshire, I lived for the fall. It was a time that brought out my favorite Patriots Starter Jacket, the most beautiful foliage in the world and, of course, PUMPKINFEST! It was a festival dedicated to the beauty of pumpkin carving and pumpkin pie and, well, everything pumpkin. Now, nothing will ever match Pumpkinfest (sadly, I’m missing it this year) but, here in the city, there is something similar going on in the worlds most famous park… (more…)

St. John’s and the City

October 16, 2008

Bonjour Sainte Jean..

This weekend, I hate to say, I will not be here. But I have decided that’s no reason for me not to give you guys something to do.  And, since it is almost that time of the year again, I figured I would give you guys something to scream about this weekend…

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St. John’s and the City

October 10, 2008

Hey there Johnnies,

A Place For Real Sports Fans

In this weeks of St. John’s and the city, I feel the need to be overzealous of the fact that I am a Red Sox fan in New York City. I mean, after this year, why wouldn’t this be heaven? For all you other City Sox fans, I have a place you can go to enjoy the ALCS this weekend, without the nagging rants of jealous Yankee fans and without an Amtrak ticket back to Boston. Now, this place ain’t no Cask N’ Flagons, but it’s sure as hell good enough… (more…)

St. John’s in the City

October 2, 2008

What’s going on, my friendly Johnnies,

This weekend is the start to one of my favorite events on that lonely island across the way.

Being a huge fan of the comedic arts, I love to go out to Manhattan, find a small, unknown comedy bar, sit back and watch the beginning of many comedy careers. It is a great way to share some laughs with friends or even a great relationship starter. If that’s what you need this weekend, here is your ticket… (more…)

St. John’s and the City

September 25, 2008

What’s going on St. John’s,

This weeks edition of St. John’s in the city has something we can all enjoy (and its free!)
So, do you all remember when we were kids and we would have our friends over to play video games (or have a slumber party for the female viewer) and we would just stay up all night? They were great times. My favorite part of most of those nights, though, had nothing to do with the video games or the makeup. It actually involved two things, my pillow and my head. No, not the nap I would take the day after.

No, what I’m really talking about is…

PILLOW FIGHT!

Do you want to relieve those days as a kid? Well, this Saturday, you can. All you need to do is take that E train and your favorite 300 thread count, goose-feathered pillow down to Union Square a little before 6PM and be ready to swing at a bunch of strangers. There are few rules involved, so feel free to swing away all day (and be sure to look inconspicuous). For a full set of details, follow this link

Now, this will only last for about 15 minutes, and i know all you guys will be hungry after, so while you are at Union Square, feel free to grab a bite to eat at Good Burger, home of the Good Burger. Located on 870 Broadway between 17th and 18th, you will be welcomed to that great burger joint we all remember from one of my favorite Nickelodeon shows as a kid, All That. Hopefully they treat you better than this Good Burger customer…

For the record, this is a homework assignment. I was forced to blog this…

-Matt Goulet

St. John’s and the City

September 19, 2008

What’s going on all my sexy St. Johnners,

Once a week, at around this same time, you are going to be getting this post from me. I’ll be here to tell you what you can be doing every weekend out on that island they call Manhattan.
(I know plenty of you saw the headline and thought you were going to hear about my sex life, but that will be saved for some other weekend.)

To start this off, I’m going to try to put together a day for you this weekend that would a solid get together for you and your friends.

First off, try your best to wake up as early as possible, hop on that E train, and take it to the Museum of Modern Art. One of the most prestigious art galleries in the world, MoMA not only will keep you busy all day, but is only a mere $12 dollars for you St. John’s Student. Also, be sure to check out the world famous Starry Night by that dude with one ear, as it makes its return to the museum this weekend after being away all summer.

And, for my over-aged readers, this Saturday it the official beginning of Oktoberfest! now, i know were not in Munich, but these bars in the city are taking in on the festivities.

So, be sure to stay safe this weekend, and don’t end Saturday like this guy

For the record, this is a homework assignment. I was forced to blog this…

-Matt Goulet