Joe Gilbert and son Nicky, of Toms River, visit the pumpkin patch at Seton Hall Weekend. Credits: Emily Mackessy
Inflatable games are part of 'Pirate Land' fun at Seton Hall University. Credits: Emily Mackessy
A trackless train takes visitors by the student center on the Seton Hall University campus. Credits: Emily Mackessy
Craft activities on the Green include a tie-dye station. Credits: Emily Mackessy
Seton Hall Weekend Packs the Green With Activities
Sunday, October 14, 2012 • 5:45pm
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Alumni, family, friends, and the community packed the University Green for Seton Hall Weekend.
Visitors were welcomed on to the green with live music from the faculty jazz band.
From live performances to pumpkin painting to a beer garden, there was fun for the whole family. Vendors from around South Orange set up tents along the walkways of the Green. Seton Hall student organizations had informational tables set up and offered kid-friendly activities such as tie-dying, face painting, and throwing pies in people’s face.
Joe Gilbert of Toms River said he’s not new to Seton Hall Weekend. He comes up here yearly with his two children and wife, who graduated from Seton Hall.
Half of the Green was made over into “pirate land” with pirate-themed inflatables. Children jam-packed the Green excitedly waiting to through obstacle course inflatables or take a turn on the jousting inflatable.
Seton Hall student Ben Ayzenberg spent the day with his mom and brothers at Seton Hall Weekend. His little brothers seemed to be really enthused about trying the jousting inflatable.
“Seton Hall really outdid themselves this year,” said Joanna Vicinanza, from Hazlet. “It’s nice the University does this to bring together the community.”
A little farther off the Green, Seton Hall set up an alumni beer garden for people to catch up, socialize and network with past classmates.
“It felt great to be back on campus,” said 2012 graduate Andrew Felbinger. “It’s awesome Seton Hall can create a venue where graduates can meet and catch up with past students from around the country.”
The reporter is participating in a hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.