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It's Happening Right Now: Contemporary Art in Buffalo

In past tours we've visited the larger art institutions of our wonderful Buffalo art scene - now let's consider the vibrant local scene! Join Cornellian Nancy Spector for a gallery conversation about the last of seven installments of the Amid/in WNY exhibition at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. Hallwalls staff are busy making studio visits now to choose artists for this exhibition, so what we will see will be a surprise and insight into what local artists are working on up to the minute. Afterwards lunch with us if you like at Cafe 59, 62 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY. It's a half mile walk if it's nice out, or we can travel by car.

When: Saturday March 19th

Time: 11 am - 1:30pm (including lunch)

Cost: Free, although we do suggest a donation during your visit to assist Hallwalls in their mission of providing a center for contemporary art in Buffalo. Also please note: Lunch is pay your own way should you choose to attend.

Location: Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
Hallwalls is inside the former Asbury Delaware Methodist Church, now known as Babeville, the home of Righteous Babe Records founded by Buffalo's own Ani DiFranco. Parking is available in the Babeville lot off Delaware Avenue or use nearby street parking.

Only 20 spots available so register HERE today!

Questions? Email Nancy Spector at gina2dale@gmail.com or Patricia Herby at patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com.

February 10, 2016 (#)

Book Club

Please let Celinda Crego know if you would like to join and/or host an upcoming meeting. Celinda can be reached at cac432@aol.com. Hosts are need for future meetings. Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month. Remember, the host has the privilege of selecting the book. If you would like ideas, or input - that can be provided. A list of past selections is on the Cornell Club of Buffalo's website (http://www.cornellclub-buffalo.org/book_club.shtml). We have found that books with a max about 300 pages, or less are best. In addition, the book should be easily available, hopefully at least some copies in the local library. As host, you select the book, provide a location to meet, and refreshments.

DATE: March 8, 2016
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: War between the Tates by Alison Lurie ( a Cornell Professor)
"The War Between the Tates is a campus novel by Alison Lurie that takes place at "Corinth University" during the upheavals of the late 1960s and gently and deftly skewers all sides in the turmoils and conflicts of that era -- opposition to the Vietnam war, the start of the feminist movement, the generation gap, sexual liberation, experimentation with drugs, and student unrest. " (adapted from Wikipedia)
HOST: Eli Kaufman

February 10, 2016 (#)

Winter Networking Happy Hour at Marotto's Restaurant

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo and our host, Mark Marotto '82, for the 14th year of networking, food, drinks and fun! Mark will be offering a delicious spread including the world famous pork belly pibil and smoked fish board (see full menu below). Cash bar.

Where: Marotto's Restaurant
3365 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217

When: Wednesday February 17th, 2016

Time: 5:30-8pm

Cost: $22 per person

Menu: Smoked fish board (including smoked rainbow trout and carved smoked salmon), bruschetta bread, clams casino, sharp cheeses, and pork belly pibil (made with our dry house rub, then slow roasted, served with white bean aioli and a slightly spicy house-made BBQ sauce).....world famous!

Register HERE.

Questions? Email Jay Sackett at jay_sackett@ml.com.

January 18, 2016 (#)

Cornell Club of Buffalo Family Skate

The Cornell Club of Buffalo is planning an afternoon of skating at The Ice at Canalside. Bring the whole family down to enjoy this recent addition to Buffalo's waterfront!

When: Sunday January 31st

Time: 3pm-4pm

Where: Canalside Ice Rink

Cost: To Be Paid At Canalside Day of Event - Not to the Cornell Club (Registration with us just let's us know you plan to attend so we have an idea of how many people to look for!)

Adults ages 13 and over - $6 per person
Children ages 6 to 12 - $4 per person
Children ages 5 and under - Free

Skate rentals are available for $4.

We will plan to gather at 3pm near the warming hut by the rink. Wear your red and/or Cornell gear so we can identify each other! For those who may be interested, a group may head to a local restaurant after skating to grab food and drink (further decisions will be made on that the day of the event).

Let us know you plan to attend by RSVP-ing HERE.

Questions? Email patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com.

December 29, 2015 (#)

Cornell Cares Day at Vive la Casa

Vive is a shelter for refugees who are seeking to make a refugee claim in Canada or who are pursuing asylum protection in the U.S. The Cornell volunteers will help to sort clothing donations, shovel sidewalks, clean the kitchen, and supervise children's activities. The Cornell Club will provide lunch for the volunteers.

When: Saturday January 2, 9am-2pm

Where: Vive la Casa
50 Wyoming Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14215

Please let us know you are attending by registering HERE. You can also enter this link into your internet browser: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/CEL/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=195741.

For event questions, please contact Jack McGowan at jpjpg@verizon.net.

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

December 15, 2015 (#)

Cornell Big Red Men's Hockey versus the Niagara University Purple Eagles

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo as we cheer the Big Red to victory when they play Niagara University here in Western New York!

On Friday October 30th the Cornell Men's Hockey team will travel to Western New York to take on the Niagara University Men's Hockey team at Dwyer Arena. Game time is 7pm.

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo will be purchasing group tickets for $5 per person. Please register and pay here if you'd like to sit with fellow alumni and Cornell fans.

The Niagara University ticket office is also allowing us to set aside 20 tickets at the door for the same section as the pre-registration tickets and the same $5 price. So if you decide Friday evening that you'd like to attend, there is most likely still an opportunity to come and purchase tickets at the door. Again, only 20 tickets will be set aside so pre-registration is still the best option to be assured that you will have a seat in the same section as the rest of the Cornell fan base.

For those interested in grabbing a bite to eat with Cornellian friends before the game, alumnus Matthew Nagowski '05 is organizing an informal pay-your-own way dinner at popular Niagara Falls restaurant 'Wine On Third'. If interested in joining Matt, please email him for further details by Tuesday October 27th at nagowski@cornell.edu.

ALSO - We are accepting optional donations from alumni who would like to help defray the cost of the team's post-game meal.

What: Cornell Big Red Men's Hockey versus Niagara University

Where: Niagara University Dwyer Arena

When: Friday October 30th

Time: 7pm

Register HERE.

*Tickets will be held at the Niagara University Ticket Office inside Dwyer Arena. Please stop there to pick up your tickets if you pre-registered or to buy one of the 20 reserved seats at the group rate of $5 per ticket the day of the game.*

Questions? Please contact Patricia Herby at patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com or Matt Nagowski at nagowski@cornell.edu.

October 14, 2015 (#)

CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner -- Wednesday November 4th 2015

Per tradition, Buffalo-area CAAAN (Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network) volunteers and all interested alumni of Cornell are invited to our annual CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner, to be held at Chef's Restaurant in downtown Buffalo on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. While enjoying your choice of Chef's delicious Italian specialties, you will have the chance to learn more about the CAAAN program (the program wherein alumni meet and talk with prospective students about the Cornell experience) while meeting other alumni and learning more about the Cornell admissions process.

Many alumni attest that their role as a CAAAN volunteer is one of the most rewarding activities one can do as a Cornellian!

For those who are new to the CAAAN program, please be sure to sign-up today at the following website: http://caaan.admissions.cornell.edu/.

This year the event is being generously subsidized by the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo and the University's Alumni Affairs Division. The cost for the dinner is $10 per person, and will include a selection of a main dish with salad, dessert, tea, and coffee. A cash bar will be available. Attendees have the choice of pre-ordering Chicken Parmesan, Cheese Ravioli, or Chef's famous Spaghetti Parmesan with Meatballs.

Chef's Restaurant
291 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14204

Cash bar begins at 6:30 PM, with dinner to begin at 7 PM.

Please Register HERE.

For event questions, please contact Matthew Nagowski '05 at nagowski@cornell.edu.

October 14, 2015 (#)

Zinck's Night 2015

Come join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo at Shannon Pub as we celebrate the International Spirit of Zinck's Night! Owner Kevin Townsell, '78, will be providing free appetizers and drink specials as we gather to remember our time on East Hill. All alumni and friends are welcome.

Date: Thursday October 15th

Time: 5:30pm - ?

Where: Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14150

Visit their website at http://www.shannonpub.com/.

This event is free, however please register in advance if you know you will attend so we can have an idea of how many people to expect. Register HERE.

Questions? Contact Patricia Herby, '08, at patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com.

September 28, 2015 (#)

Cornell Homecoming 2015

Homecoming 2015 is only 1 day away! While the Cornell Club of Buffalo will not be organizing any get together or specific event for Homecoming, we encourage anyone able to make the trip to Ithaca to attend. The university has done a great job planning educational and fun events for that weekend, and of course there's always the traditional football game on Saturday September 19th. Cornell's 13th President, Elizabeth Garrett, will also be inaugurated on Friday September 18th.

To find out more and register to attend, click here.

September 17, 2015 (#)

Riverkeeper Fall Clean Up Saturday September 19th!

On the morning of Saturday, September 19th, Riverkeeper will host their annual fall shoreline sweep 'captaining' the clean-up efforts of the DEC's fishing access site on the Buffalo River at Harlem Road. Efforts will begin at 10AM and volunteers should dress appropriately. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. If you have a kayak or canoe and would like to bring it and assist with the pickup of trash in the river that would be especially appreciated! 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.

The Harlem Road DEC site is located just north of the Tops Market in the Harlem/Mineral Springs Plaza. The Plaza address is 800 Harlem Road, Buffalo, NY 14224. Please contact Chris Kramer if you have any questions or concerns about finding the location.

September 17, 2015 (#)

Upcoming Club Events
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Marotto's Winter Networking
  • Saturday, March 19, 2016 - Cornell Club of Buffalo Art Gallery Tour
  • Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Wine Tasting at Oliver's Restaurant
Look for additional information for each event on the blog as it becomes available!

Don't forget to join our mailing list and update your contact information with the University.

Recent updates

-- It's Happening Right Now: Contemporary Art in Buffalo (02/10/16)

-- Book Club (02/10/16)

-- Winter Networking Happy Hour at Marotto's Restaurant (01/18/16)

-- Cornell Club of Buffalo Family Skate (12/29/15)

-- Cornell Cares Day at Vive la Casa (12/15/15)

-- Cornell Big Red Men's Hockey versus the Niagara University Purple Eagles (10/14/15)

-- CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner -- Wednesday November 4th 2015 (10/14/15)

-- Zinck's Night 2015 (09/28/15)

-- Cornell Homecoming 2015 (09/17/15)

-- Riverkeeper Fall Clean Up Saturday September 19th! (09/17/15)

-- Hamburg Brewing Company Tour September 16th (08/27/15)

-- Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Bison's Friday Night Bash Game (08/03/15)

-- Rescheduled for August 4th: Alumni Networking Social Hour at Soho Burger Bar! (07/15/15)

-- Genesee-Wyoming-Orleans-Livingston Regional Cornell Club Sesquicentennial Party and Student Send off (07/15/15)

-- Cornell Book Club selections for August 11 and September 8 (07/15/15)

-- Alumni Networking Social Hour at Soho - WILL BE RESCHEDULED (06/23/15)

-- Alumni Networking Social Hour at Soho Burger Bar! (06/15/15)

-- Hike Chestnut Ridge to the Famous Eternal Flame! (05/26/15)

-- Future Book Club Meetings (05/26/15)

-- Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street (05/26/15)

-- Notice of Annual Meeting (05/05/15)

-- Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Dinner, Presentation & Annual Meeting Featuring Corey Earle '07 (05/04/15)

-- A History of Cornell Aeronautical Labs (04/29/15)

-- WNY Family Celebration of Cornell Sesquicentennial & Charter Day (03/15/15)

-- Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory & Its Ongoing Legacy in WNY (03/05/15)

-- Burchfield Penney Art Gallery Tour - The Work of Alexander O. Levy (03/03/15)

-- Book Club Selections for March and April (03/03/15)

-- Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Board of Directors - Call for Nominations (02/22/15)

-- Feb & March Book Club Selections (01/24/15)

-- Annual Winter Networking Happy Hour at Marotto's Restaurant Thursday February 12th (01/19/15)

-- Hockey Night in Ithaca (12/29/14)

-- Cornell Cares Day Saturday January 3, 2015 (12/12/14)

-- Burchfield Penney Art Gallery Tour (11/18/14)

-- Future Book Club Meetings (08/15/14)

-- Join the Club to Cheer on the Buffalo Bisons! (07/31/14)

-- Cornell Club Takes in the Music of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Canalside (07/14/14)

-- Summer Book Club (06/24/14)

-- Hiking & Exploring at Little Rock City State Forest (05/27/14)

-- Albright-Knox Art Gallery Tour of "One Another: Spiderlike, I Spin Mirrors" (05/06/14)

-- Cornell University Reunion June 5-8 (05/06/14)

-- Book Club - May and June Dates and Selections (05/06/14)

-- May/June Issue of Cornell Alumni Magazine (05/01/14)

-- Annual Meeting and Cornell Faculty Lecture is May 5 (04/01/14)

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