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The best way to spend your afternoons now that the sun has finally emerged is to have a picnic with some of your friends! Here is a step-by-step plan to help you create the perfect on-campus picnic where you can eat some food, bask in the sun, relax (or even nap), and say you’re going to do work on the lawn (though we all know the WiFi is abominable. Thanks, Columbia.)...
As the weather slowly but surely gets warmer, the best way to celebrate is by buying and/or making loads of delicious food and heading outside to eat it. With a few necessities, good food, and a nice view, you and your friends can easily put together the perfect picnic. First, you'll need to acquire utensils, cups and plates, napkins, perhaps a towel or blanket to sit on, and something to carry everything in. Next, the fun part---a.k.a. the food and drinks! To elevate the picnic sandwich, here are some fabulous combinations: Baguette + salami + mustard Whole wheat bread + crunchy peanut butter + blackberry or raspberry jam Sourdough + ham or turkey + Swiss or White Cheddar Baguette + goat cheese + honey If those sound too weird or complex, grab a sandwich or a salad from Joe, Dig Inn, or Ham Del. If you have a meal plan, you could also go the more economical route and make sandwiches in John Jay or Ferris, pack them in plastic bags, and you're good to go! more Then, feel free to some sides to round out the meal; you may as well go all out. Here are some options: Crackers + pears + cheese Pretzels or pita chips + carrots + hummus Apples + peanut butter Tortilla chips + salsa + guacamole If you aren't really into the sandwiches/salads/sides idea or don't want to make your own food, go to your favorite bakery and get some goodies. My favorite picnic in New York to date was buying a few baked goods from City Bakery and eating them in Central Park....
Anyone who's made a habit of running out to feed the meter knows parking spaces come at a premium in New York City.