Friday, Nov. 21

Registration for all New York City events is closed. Questions? Call (610) 330-5040.

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Supreme City Lecture*

Marriott Marquis, Times Square
1535 Broadway
9-10:30 a.m.
Donald L. Miller, John Henry McCracken Professor of History, will give a presentation on his recently published book, Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America. The book tells the story of Manhattan’s growth and transformation in the 1920s and the brilliant people behind it. Books may be pre-purchased at a Lafayette discounted rate and will be delivered at the lecture. Professor Miller will be on hand to sign books afterward.
*A separate afternoon chartered boat tour of Manhattan will supplement this event.
Dress code: casual
$25/person

Civil Engineering Tour
Movable Bridges of Manhattan Lecture and Boat Tour

Hardesty & Hanover
1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 and Circle Line Tours
9:15 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tour will meet at Hardesty & Hanover, 1501 Broadway, just one block from the Welcome Center.
Limited capacity program
Tour Schedule:
9:15 a.m. Sign-in (light refreshments served)
9:30-11 a.m. Presentation: Movable Bridges
11-11:30 a.m. Lunch
11:30-noon Shuttle to Circle Line Boat Tour, Pier 83 W.42nd Street & 12th Avenue
12:30-3 p.m. Circle Line Boat Tour around Manhattan
3 p.m. Return to Hardesty & Hanover
Join Sean Bluni ’90, CEO of Hardesty & Hanover, the world’s leading movable bridge design firm, as he provides a fascinating presentation on movable bridges followed by a Circle Line boat tour around the island of Manhattan showcasing some of them, such as the Willis Avenue Swing Bridge between the Bronx and Manhattan. This year, Hardesty & Hanover was awarded the Prize Bridge Award, the highest honor bestowed for movable bridges by the National Steel Bridge Alliance, for the Willis Avenue project. Lunch and shuttle service to and from the Circle Line boat tour is provided.
Dress code: casual
$25/person

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Panel Discussion: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities in Today’s Financial Markets

Morgan Stanley Corporate Center
1585 Broadway
9:30-10 a.m. Light refreshments
10-11:30 a.m. Discussion and debate
Join in an interactive session as we discuss how fundamental changes in the industry have created new challenges and dynamic opportunities.  The panel will explore the fundamental role of banking in our society and how to facilitate a culture that balances profit and prudence.
Economics professor Michael Kelly will serve as moderator and panelists Michael Heaney ’86, managing director of fixed income, Morgan Stanley; Jud Linville ’79, chief executive officer of Citi Cards, Citigroup; and Morgan Miller ’16, Marquis Scholar.
Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.  Audience participation is encouraged.
Dress code:  business
$25/person

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Fossils for Families: The American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th Street, New York, NY 10024*
10:30-11:30 a.m.
*Tour will meet at the 81st Street entrance, north side of the building.
Limited capacity program
Paleontologist David Sunderlin, associate professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will lead a tour designed for families with school-aged children of the most treasured fossil relics of the ancient world. Cost includes museum admission.
Dress code: casual
$25/person

The Lure of the Crimean Peninsula from Pericles to Putin
The Lure of the Crimean Peninsula from Pericles to Putin

Marriott Marquis, Times Square
1535 Broadway
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
A reflection about the millennial attraction of this strategically located region to politicians and poets given by two members of the extended Lafayette family, Ellen S. Hurwitz and trustee emerita Susan Carras ’76. Hurwitz is a Russian historian who chaired the History Department and a former trustee who became president of Albright and New England Colleges and of the American University of Central Asia. Carras is the senior managing director of HFF LP, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate capital intermediaries.
Dress code: casual
$25/person

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Natural History: The American Museum and Central Park

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th Street, New York, NY 10024*
1-2:30 p.m.
*Tour will meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Rotunda, Central Park West Entrance.
Limited capacity program
Join paleontologist David Sunderlin, associate professor of geology and environmental geosciences, and Robyn Henderek ’15 on a tour at the American Museum of Natural History to see exhibits on the epic history of our planet and the evolution of life. The tour will continue outdoors to Central Park, to reflect upon its dynamic environmental history, life, and the richness of continuing evolutionary change.
Cost includes museum admission. Participants should be 16 years or older please.
Dress code: casual
$25/person

Supreme City Charter Boat Tour
Supreme City Charter Boat Tour

Chelsea Pier
23rd Street & Hudson River Park*
1-4:30 p.m.
*Registration is required below for the optional, complimentary shuttle service (leaving 12:30 p.m.) to be provided from the Marriott Marquis to the pier and back. All participants must be on the boat by 1:15 p.m.
This charter boat tour of Manhattan is hosted by Donald L. Miller, John Henry McCracken Professor of History, as a unique supplement to his morning presentation on his recently published book, Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America. The book tells the story of Manhattan’s growth and transformation in the 1920s and the brilliant people behind it. The charter boat tour includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Books may be pre-purchased in advance and will be delivered on the boat. Professor Miller will be hand to sign books after the tour.
Dress code: casual
$100/person

Same Game Today, Different Memories Tomorrow
Same Game Today, Different Memories Tomorrow

Marriott Marquis, Times Square
1535 Broadway
2-3 p.m.
Jennifer Talarico, associate professor of psychology, will present her research examining how fans remember important wins and losses of their favorite teams. Building on her research examining how emotion influences memory and how individuals remember significant public events, she will talk about how the outcome of a game can influence memory for the experience in surprising, but reliable, ways.
Dress code: casual
$25/person

Met Opera
Backstage Tour: The Metropolitan Opera—SOLD OUT

Lincoln Center Plaza
(Between West 62nd & 65th Streets and Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues)
2-3:30 p.m.
Limited capacity program
Learn the history of The Metropolitan Opera while peeking into the costume, scenery, and production shops that are rarely seen by the public.
Dress code: business casual
$25/person

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Art in New York City—SOLD OUT

Loretta Howard Gallery
525 West 26th Street, 4th floor
2-6 p.m.
Limited capacity program
Robert Mattison, Marshall R. Metzger Professor of Art History, will conduct a 15-block walking tour of the Chelsea art gallery scene featuring discussions about the latest international tendencies in the visual arts, meetings with curators and gallerists, and a visit to an artist’s studio. Investigate the ways in which gender, race, identity, memory, origin, and politics play a role in the world of contemporary art. The tour will end with a private reception at the Loretta Howard Gallery.
Dress code: casual (wear comfortable shoes)
$35/person

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Lafayette Speech & Debate Team

Marriott Marquis, Times Square
1535 Broadway
3:30-5 p.m.
Scott Placke, director of forensics and mock trial, will present a performance by Lafayette’s award-winning speech and debate team, featuring alumni and student members who will showcase different styles of public speaking such as impromptu, extemporaneous, persuasive, informative, and poetry.
Dress code: casual
$25/person

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Ringing of the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

4 p.m.
Watch this televised and live streamed event at www.nyse.com/bell as representatives from Lafayette and Lehigh ring the bell signaling the close of the markets and the continuing celebration of this historic weekend.

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Rivalry Eve at The Refinery Rooftop

63 W 38th St.
6-9 p.m.
Mingle with alumni while enjoying a wide selection of beverages and tapas available for purchase. Host Rob McGovern ’95 promises some specials for the occasion. No reservations required.

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Campaign Kickoff Celebration (By Invitation)

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th Street
6-11 p.m.
The public launch of the College’s comprehensive campaign will announce the exciting vision for the future of Lafayette!
Dress code: cocktail/business

Registration deadline: Nov. 9

Cancellation deadline: Oct. 26
Call the Office of Alumni Relations at (610) 330-5040 if you need to cancel a registration. Please have your credit card available when you call. We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations after Oct. 26.