IONA

Getting to Know New Rochelle

Transportation

Things to Do on a Budget

  • Go to the beach (Glen Island, Orchard Beach right off the Hutchinson Parkway)
  • Go to the park: Jack's Friendship Garden, Glen Island Park, Davenport Park, etc.
  • Go for a picnic
  • Walk around in downtown New Rochelle
  • See a movie (Go to New Roc City) Sign up for the Regal Card. It’s free and you can get free movie popcorn on Tuesdays as well as free movie tickets… Or go see a discounted matinee on Sundays!  Discounted movie tickets are also available in the Office of Student Development and can be purchased between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Mondays through Fridays.
  • Get a manicure and/or pedicure!
  • Play Guitar Hero or Rock Band (Reserve the Guitar Hero or Rock Band with OSD to play in LaPenta Student Union)
  • Go to Rye Playland
  • Work out at the gym, do an Iona Wellness class or sign up for an intramural sport.
  • Use the Iona College swimming pool (Ask for updated hours at Hynes Front Desk)
  • Take pictures and make collages for your room or for friends
  • Scrapbook (Education Store, Sew Crafty – 2237 Central Park Avenue/Yonkers, NY 10710)
  • Rent a free video from the New Rochelle Public Library
  • Take a yoga class at a studio in the area
  • Go to Borders for reading and coffee (680 White Plains Road/Scarsdale, NY 10583)
  • Go to Barnes and Nobles for reading and coffee (20 Baychester Avenue Co-op City/Bronx – less than 10 minutes away from the College via the Hutch)
  • Get a massage ($10.00 for a 15 minute massage at Aria Spa)
  • Go shopping at the Galleria, the Westchester, the Cross County, or the White Plains shopping center
  • Get coffee with friends
  • Get Ice cream
  • Take a day trip to Manhattan
  • Go to the Bronx Zoo (see the butterfly garden) or the Central Zoo
  • Go to Central Park for free concerts or theater.
  • Go to the Weinberg Nature Center (455 Mamaroneck Road/Scarsdale, NY 10583) – admission is typically donation)
  • Visit the Thomas Paine Museum right across from New Rochelle High School
  • Go camping
  • Get a student voucher for Broadway shows at the Office of Student Development
  • Get discount Metrocards for the bus in the Office of Student Development
  • Get Hibachi and/or Dinner Entrees at Jani’s (New Roc City) and then get either free parking or $2.00 off your movie ticket at Regal Cinemas
  • Go see the Iona Crew Races (the finish line is at Old Orchard)
  • Go to the Skate Park on 5th Avenue in Pelham
  • Go to a spiritual place of your choice (the Iona College prayer room on the 2nd floor in Loftus, the chapel, mass on Sundays at Arrigoni, or another place that you can choose in the area… see Campus Ministries for a brochure of different places for different spiritual faiths)
  • Have a sporting tournament (kickball, ping pong, basketball, Frisbee… get the equipment from Hynes Gym or LaPenta Game Room)
  • Read the newspaper… read the comics or do a Sudoku/crossword puzzle
  • Write your experiences and insight into a journal
  • Go to the Iona College Kenneth Chapman Art Gallery
  • Do community service.  Sign up in the Office of Campus Ministries.
  • Attend an Iona College sporting event during any season
  • Rent movies from Redbox in Stop and Shop ($1.00 per night for new releases!)
  • Go mini-golfing or bowling" at New Roc City.
  • Go to Pelham Picture House on Wolf’s Lane for a cheaper movie ticket
  • Go ice skating (Hommock’s)
  • Play tennis behind New Rochelle High School
  • Go to free on-campus Iona events!
  • Run/walk around Beechmont Lake
  • Go to free Iona College Arts Council events
  • Meditate and reflect
  • Create your own blog and post pictures/interesting stories from your day
  • Join a club or on campus organization
  • Attend Hospitality Dinner on Thursdays in Montgomery House
  • Attend a Student Government meeting