2022 International Spirit of Zinck’s Night in Greece
October 20 @ 6:30 pm
Zinck’s Night is a Cornell tradition inspired by the legendary Collegetown pub run by Theodore Zinck’s, and organized yearly during the third week of October.
We look forward to meeting all alumni while celebrating on the same day with over 90 Cornell Clubs around the world!
DATE: Thursday, October 20, 2022
TIME: 6:30PM-8:30PM local time in Athens
LOCATION: El Jiron, Glafkou 14, Neo Psichiko 154 51, Athens, Greece
COST: Pay as you go
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 17, 2022
QUESTIONS: Contact Veni Kleonakou at email@example.com
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE INTERNATIONAL SPIRIT OF ZINCK’S NIGHT. HOW IT ALL BEGAN.
“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.