Great Fall Events

Sept 9th – Putting Away Summer with CCoGB- friends and family mini golf

As the summer draws to a close we’d like to celebrate with mini golf and arcade fun at Adventure Landing in Tonawanda, NY. Join us Saturday, September 9th at 2 pm for a round of 9, 18 or 36 and maybe squeeze in some pinball or Ms Pacman! Friends and family are welcome – price includes 3 hours of unlimited miniature golf and 20 arcade tokens. Stay for one round or a whole afternoon of fun!

Cost: $7 per person
When: Saturday, September 92-5 pm
Where: 2400 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda, NY

Please register in advance. http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=9185&content_id=9561

See you on the course!

For any questions about the event, please contact Catherine March at catherineamarch@gmail.com.
For any registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

 

Sept 19th – Book Club gathering – The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

7:00 PM at the home of Chris Rockwell in Williamsville, Sept 19thShe has selected a humorous book, The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.” There are many copies of the book in the Buffalo and Erie County library system.

 

Please let Celinda Crego (cac432@aol.com) know if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting. 

 

Hike the Niagara Gorge Railway Trail

The Great Gorge Railway was completed in 1895 to serve visitors to the Falls. Today the former railway bed serves as the trail on which we will be walking from the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center to the Whirlpool Rapids. See Trail #4 on the map. The trail is 1.1 miles (2.2 miles round trip), is rated as ‘Easy’, and the slope is listed as gentle. Plan to walk about 1.5 to 2 hours.

DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday October 7, Meet by 9:30 am
GATHER/MEET at the Hiking Trails Information booth, the small building with the restrooms about 50 feet east from the entrance doors of Discovery Center.
PARK in parking lot for the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, which is accessible from the Niagara Scenic Parkway. Click to see map.
REGISTRATION: http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=9508&content_id=9848

For event questions, please contact Robert Kosobucki at bobk2010@gmail.com.
For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

Take me out to the ballgame!

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What could be better than an evening of baseball, racing mascots, hot dogs and fireworks in downtown Buffalo?! The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo will be attending the Buffalo Bisons game on Friday, August 18th to watch the Herd take on the Gwinnett Braves of Georgia.  Game time is 7:05 pm and this is the last Friday Night Bash of the season.  Our seating block will be in a great location behind home plate. Families and friends of Cornellians are welcome. Ticket quantities are limited so get them early!
 
What: Buffalo Bisons baseball game
 
When: Friday, August 18
 
Where: Coca-Cola Field, One James D. Griffin Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203
Time: Game begins at 7:05, tickets picked up from Will Call starting at 6:30
For more details and registration please visit
 
 

For event questions, please contact David Meade at nys.dave@gmail.com.  Dave will be handing out the tickets by Will Call starting at 6:30 p.m.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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An Evening of Theater – Shakespeare in Delaware Park

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Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo on Wednesday August 2 for an evening of theater as we gather to see Shakespeare’s Macbeth. As the second of the Shakespeare in Delaware Park shows this season, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. The performance will begin at 7:30pm, however plan to arrive between 6-6:30pm if you would like to join other club members in picnicking before the show. The club will not be providing any food, however all attendees are welcome to bring their own food and drink to enjoy.

What: Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s performance of Macbeth
When: Wednesday August 2
Where: Delaware Park – Hoyt Lake behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkway near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Time: Show begins at 7:30pm, and it is recommended by the SDP organization that attendees show up approximately 30 mins early if possible
Cost: Free! Friends and Family welcome!

Please register here so that we have an idea of who will be attending and can provide attendees with a contact number for where to locate the group on the hill in front of the stage:

http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=8543&content_id=9030

For any questions about the event, please email Tricia Herby at patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com, or you can also visit the SDP FAQ’s page for answers to common questions: http://shakespeareindelawarepark.org/about/faqs/.

Cornell ILR Professor Talk – “The Gig Economy and the American Dream” with Louis Hyman – June 28

Cornell ILR Professor Talk – “The Gig Economy and the American Dream” with Louis Hyman

Wednesday, June 28 at 7 pm

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY

Free and Open to the Public – No registration required

Louis Hyman is an assistant professor in the Labor Relations, Law, and History department at the ILR school of Cornell University where he also directs the Institute for Workplace Studies. An economic historian, his research focuses on the history of American capitalism, particularly the intersection of the government and the market in everyday economic practice.

Hyman’s current focus is the history of temp labor and the gig economy in the United States. Building on this, Professor Hyman will discuss how the gig economy came to be such an outsized part of the work force, and how it has created both insecurity and opportunity. The discussion will also explore how it could yet be enhanced, with the right government investment, to encourage innovation and a better work-life balance for many Americans.

Sponsored by
Cornell University ILR School | Partnership for the Public Good
Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo | High Road Fellowships
The Worker Institute | Cornell in Buffalo | Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

Hike at Reinstein Woods – June 17

On June 17, 2017, the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo plans to hike at Reinstein Woods. Weather permitting, we will meet at 10 am at the parking area located at 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. Plan to hike for about 90 to 120 minutes.

Registration is required through this link.

For event questions, please contact Kent Roberts at kroberts@hodgsonruss.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

Cornell Book Club – June 13, 2017

The June 13, 2017 Cornell Club Book Club selection is “If you were here” by Jen Lancaster, at the home of Celinda Crego. This book is a humorous novel about buying and remodeling a house. There are MANY copies of this book in the Erie County library system.

Please let Celinda Crego  (cac432@aol.com) know if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting. 

Family Fun at Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence – May 20

Please join us for a morning of family fun at Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence, owned and operated by Cornellians Patrick and Charlene Spoth. There will be pony and hay rides, as well as the opportunity to interact with many of the baby animals that will be born this spring. We’ll have space for a picnic and the Cornell Club of Buffalo will provide some light snacks/treats. Please plan to bring your own lunch/picnic fare.

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Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence
9270 Wolcott Road, Clarence Center, NY 14032
716-741-4862

Cost: There is no cost for Cornellians and Cornell families but Registration is required using this link .
For event questions, please contact Jenn Warner at jennifer.shirk@gmail.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

 

Annual Dinner Meeting & Alumni Speakers – May 10

The Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209

$40 per person

Please join us at the Saturn Club on Wednesday, May 10 from 6 – 9 pm for an evening of food, drink (cash bar), networking, election of new board members, our annual meeting with alumni community and a speaker panel. Jack McGowan ‘80, Secretary of the Board and Immediate Past President, will moderate a discussion panel with Dean Paul Tesluk ’91 from the School of Management at UB and Dean Dan Borgia ’81 from the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College.  The Deans will discuss the focus of the business education programs at UB and Canisius, how these programs interact with and impact the Western New York community and how their Cornell educations have positioned them to lead business education.

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Please click here to register.
For event questions, please contact Tim Vanini at lavanooche@icloud.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

Spring Cornell Cares Day with Riverkeeper – April 22

As part of the Spring Cornell Cares Day, Cornellians are invited to help in the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper annual Spring Cleanup!

On the morning of Saturday, April 22, Riverkeeper will host their annual spring shoreline sweep, ‘captaining’ the clean-up efforts of Lasalle Waterfront Park in Niagara Falls, NY. Efforts will begin at 10AM and volunteers should dress appropriately. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Family and friends are of course invited to pitch in. The cleanup will conclude around 12PM.

Questions? Or to register for the clean-up please email your name, contact info, and anticipated number in your group to Chris Kramer at cakramer42@yahoo.com.

Cornell Book Club – March 14, 2017

The next Cornell Club Book Club meeting will be March 14, 2017 (2nd Tuesday) at the home of Kathy Snyder Egan in East Amherst.

Kathy has selected the classic novella, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. “This tale of an aged Cuban fisherman going head-to-head (or hand to fin) with a magnificent marlin encapsulates Hemingway’s favorite motifs of physical and moral challenge.” (quote from Amazon)

In the Erie County library system, there are MANY copies of the book and audio versions.

Please let Celinda Crego  (cac432@aol.com) know if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting. The Book Club will be taking a break for April, and return in May.