2023 International Spirit of Zinck’s Night in Cambridge, UK
October 19 @ 6:00 pm
The International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is an annual event for Cornellians around the world to celebrate Cornell.
Zinck’s Night comes to Cambridge for the first time! We hope you can join local Cornellians at the Old Ticket Office next to the Cambridge Station.
DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2023
TIME: 6:00PM – 8:00PM local time in Cambridge
LOCATION: Old Ticket Office, Unit 1, Cambridge Railway Station, Cambridge CB1 2JW
COST: Pay as you go
QUESTIONS: Contact Andrei Bgatov, MBA 96 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.