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You may be thousands of miles from Cornell, but on Thursday, October 21, you can feel just steps away from the hill by attending this year’s Spirit of Zinck’s event in MADRID! Thanks to the InterContinental Hotel managed by a Cornellian, we will host the event in person at this amazing location.

This year, alumni will celebrate this uniquely Cornell event in more than 90 cities around the world. So wherever you are, remember your days at Cornell on October 21st. Plan to celebrate Zinck’s Night with your Cornellians in Spain friends.

DATE: Thursday, October 21, 2021
LOCATION: Hotel InterContinental Madrid, P.º de la Castellana, 49, Madrid, SPAIN
TIME: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm local time in Madrid
COST: Pay as you go
RSVP DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 20, 2021


“We’ll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck’s, when I get back next fall!” goes “Give My Regards to Davy,” the timeless Cornell fighting song. But just who exactly is Theodore Zinck? 

Theodore Zinck was an Ithaca saloon owner whose pub, the Hotel Brunswick, was a popular haunt for Cornellians in the 1890s. When he died in 1903, a series of bars on and around Collegetown adopted his name over the years. The last one closed in the 1960s, and Cornellians started commemorating the spirit of Zinck’s Night by gathering at an establishment on a Thursday night, once a year. This tradition of undergraduates coming together to enjoy camaraderie and refreshments has grown into a gathering for Cornellians of all stripes everywhere.