Sunlight reflects off the splashing water and students laugh as they paddle their kayaks, enjoying the fresh air on a beautiful morning at the Hudson River Pier. The annual Manresa kayaking excursion is a favorite for students; it’s both a bonding moment with new friends, and a chance to travel into New York City during your first weekend as a Fordham student and Manresa Scholar.
The kayaking event will take place on Saturday, September 3rd, at the boathouse at Pier 96, just a short walk away from Fordham’s campus at Lincoln Center. Once equipped with lifejackets and oars, you and fellow Manresa students will hop into kayaks and paddle around on the river, taking in the amazing views of the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Kayaking on the Hudson River is just one of the many exciting activities that Manresa Scholars will take part in this upcoming year!
“The most memorable part for me was the walk from campus to the D train since it was my first time! It was fun doing an excursion in the city during our first couple weeks away from home. It was a great way to make new friends!”
-Michelle Ngo, Manresa Scholar, Class of 2019