2023 International Spirit of Zinck’s Night in Spain
October 19 @ 7:00 pm
Maria Garcia Nielsen
The International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is an annual event for Cornellians around the world to celebrate Cornell.
Come meet fellow Cornellians In Spain, network, mingle and toast our alma mater!
Thursday, October 19, 2023
TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM local time in Madrid
LOCATION: Taberna con Arte (formerly KONTIKI), Calle Zurbano 95, Madrid (second floor is reserved for us) Ask for Samir Kayali Eng ’90, MEng ’91.
COST: Cash bar. Pay as you go
QUESTIONS: Contact Maria Garcia Nielsen ’85 at Mariagarcianielsen@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.