2022 International Spirit of Zinck’s Night in Hong Kong
October 20 @ 6:30 pm
Cornell Club of Hong Kong
It’s that time of year! Time to gather for the Annual International Spirit of Zinck’s Night!
On October 20th (Thursday), the HK Cornell Community are celebrating this long-standing tradition and we would like to invite you!
WHO: Cornellians, friends, and family
WHEN: October 20, 2022 (Thursday) | 6:30pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Diplomat, LG/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central
COST: Cash bar
DRESS CODE: Cornell Causal
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, October 13, 2022
QUESTIONS: Contact Cornell Club of Hong Kong 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.