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Join us on October 20th as we remember our days at Cornell. Zinck’s Night has become much more than a time to trade tales about a cramped bar, a colorful barkeep, and a catchy tune. It’s an occasion dedicated to celebrating Cornell University, no matter where you may be. Come be a part of tradition as we raise our glasses and toast our alma mater!

DATE: Thursday, October 20, 2022
TIME: 8:00PM-9:00PM local time in Madrid
LOCATION: Lobby Bar, Intercontinental Madrid, Paseo de la Castellana, 49, 28046 Madrid
COST: Free to attend
QUESTIONS: Contact Hope Sailer at hopesailer@gmail.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. 

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