RIT’s Brick City Weekend features dozens of activities
Downtown Men’s Hockey, Fireworks, Performing Arts, Women’s Volleyball, Family Activities and Keynote Speaker Seth Meyers are just a few of the events to enjoy at Rochester Institute of Technology Brick This year’s City Homecoming & Family Weekend, starting next Friday.
Although several planned events are sold out, there are still dozens of activities available during the three return days.
America’s Got Talent Season 16 winner Dustin Tavella helps kick off the weekend by performing his magic at 9 p.m. on October 14 at Gordon Field House.
Tavella won the show’s top prize of $1 million last year with her act, which mixes magical and inspirational messages. His wife, Kari, and their young son, Xander, were also on the show and were often part of his act.
He has dedicated most of his life to serving the world around him and challenges others to do the same.
Tickets are $10 for RIT students; $20 for RIT alumni, employees, parents, and guests of current students; and $40 for the public and will be available through RITtickets.com or the University Arenas box office.
And Seth Meyers, comedian and host of Late Night with Seth Meyerswill be the guest speaker at 2 p.m. on October 15 at the Gordon Field House.
Nominated 29 times for the Emmy Awards, Meyers began his television career in 2001 with saturday night live, where he was a cast member for 13 years. He was editor-in-chief for nine seasons and anchor of “Weekend Update” for eight.
Tickets to Meyers are $15 for RIT students and Osher members, and $30 for RIT parents, faculty, staff, and alumni. Tickets are available on the Brick City Weekend website or at the University Arenas box office. Tickets for the general public are $50 and will be available on RITtickets.com or at the box office.
This year’s featured men’s hockey game is RIT vs. Union College at 7:05 p.m. on October 15 at Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester. All seats at Blue Cross Arena will be reserved, with no general admission. Tickets are $20; $18 for RIT faculty, staff, alumni and parents; $15 for non-RIT students; $8 for RIT students; and $10 for children 5 and under. Tickets are available at RITtickets.com.
Other Brick City highlights this year include:
Saturday October 15:
9am-11am: Golisano College ESL Cyber Range Demos, Global Cybersecurity Institute, 1st Floor Lobby. Free.
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: College of Science Science Fair, Thomas Gosnell Hall Atrium. Free.
9.30am-10.30am and 11am: No Voice Zone, learn to sign words instead of using your voice, all skills welcome. Campus Center. Free.
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Kate Gleason College of Engineering, visits to laboratories in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, biomedical engineering and smart manufacturing. Various places. Free.
10:00am-1:30pm: RIT Performing Arts Showcase, performances by RIT Gospel Ensemble, RIT Steelband Ensemble, RIT Jazz Ensemble and RIT Singers, Ingle Auditorium. Free.
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: RIT African Percussion Ensemble, Al Davis Room. Free.
3-5 p.m.: Meet and Greet with Leigh Rubin, syndicated cartoonist and creator of Rubes, Ritter Ice Arena. Free.
4-4:30 p.m.: Vis Viva Dance Company Performance Team, Ingle Auditorium. Free.
10 p.m.: Fireworks will light up the campus skyline from Tiger Stadium. Free.
Sunday October 16:
10am-11am: Brick City 5K Fun Run & Walk, free for current RIT students; $25 for all others. Hall Grace Watson.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Bubble Soccer, Nathaniel Rochester Hall Field. Free.
12 p.m.-3 p.m.: Show by the film and animation school, Wegmans Theater, MAGIC Spell Studio. Free.
12:30-2:00 p.m.: Historic walking tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visit the graves of Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and other Rochester notables. $15.
1-1.30 p.m.: RIT Concert Band, Ingle Auditorium. Free.
2-4 p.m.: The Performing Arts Fellowship Program presents: A Broadway Cabaret, featuring the vocal talents of RIT’s Performing Arts Fellows. Schmitt Interfaith Chapel, Allen Chapel. Free.
2.30-3 p.m.: RIT Philharmonic Orchestra, Ingle Auditorium. Free.
Registrations remain open on the Brick City website.