Halloween is a time for people of all ages to dress up in costume and attend amazing parties. For students at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC), the members of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) have got you covered.
Each year around Halloween, CAB holds a Halloween bash that all Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) and Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center (GSBLC) are free to attend. And this year’s party defiitely intends to be sweet, according to CAB Entertainment Chair Daniela Silva (FCLC ’20).
“This year’s theme is a Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory-type thing. It will be a lot of fun as per usual CAB events,” she said. “There will be a lot of candy, and it’s just going to be a fun place for you and your friends to hang out on Halloween.”
CAB President Anjelica Davis (FCLC ’19) believes that the theme is unique for the club.
“For the past couple of years, we’ve done more of a creepier vibe. This year, we want to make it more lighthearted and fun,” she explained. “We want to use the room space to our advantage, and we want to make it a really exciting for our event.”
The party will be held in G76 on the garden level of the new Gabelli building. The room will be sure to have decorations transporting you to the famous factory as well as lots and lots of actual candy. Students are encouraged to dress in costume, because there will be a contest with prizes for winners. The costume contest is one of Davis’ favorite parts of the event because of the incredible costumes that students have conjured over the years.
“Halloween has always been my favorite holiday,” Davis said, “and I think it’s also something that a lot of other students here get into as well because we’re such a creative campus. There’s a lot of imagination at Lincoln Center, and I think that really comes to our advantage.”
The party will also have plenty of Halloween-themed music and fun games.
Unlike in past years this Halloween party will actually be on October 31, which falls on a Tuesday evening. Silva believes that the change will give students a convenient option to celebrate the holiday while remaining on campus.
“Halloween’s on a…school night so people may not want to go out,” she explained. “If they don’t want to go out and still want to celebrate Halloween, we want to be the people to provide that fun experience for them.”
The theme for the party was selected by all of the club members. Davis hopes to encourage all students to make their voices heard and help select the events that CAB will hold on campus.
“We really want to make sure that because [we are] Campus Activities Board, the whole campus gets a say in what we’re doing both on and off campus,” Davis said. “We want everyone to be able to speak their minds and create the events they want to happen, rather than just a very limited group of students coming up with things for everyone else.”
So, this year’s Halloween party will prove a sweet event for CAB, who hopes to plan many more fun events for students in the future.