SUNY Cortland’s Family Weekend 2013, which will run from Friday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 27, will include a musical theater performance by students and a cultural music and dance presentation by Sonalee's Bollywood Dance Company.
Students in the Musical Theatre Performance class will present scenes and songs developed in their course beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Old Main Brown Auditorium.
“Bollywood,” the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, India, will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Corey Union Function Room. A complimentary dessert buffet will follow.
Other Family Weekend events include art exhibitions, athletic competitions and educational and recreational activities for the entire family.
Highlights of the event schedule follow:
Friday, Oct. 25
• Families who want to work out together will have access to the Tomik Fitness Center in Van Hoesen Hall from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. A towel and identification are required.
• An art exhibition titled “Ashley Lyon: Fleshing” will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Dowd Gallery, at Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main St.
• At 4 p.m., the SUNY Cortland field hockey team will take on New Paltz at the Stadium Complex White Field.
Saturday, Oct. 26
• Family access to Tomik Fitness Center in Van Hoesen Hall will be offered from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• A faculty lecture at 9:30 a.m. will be led by biologist Steven Broyles. “Sexual Secrets of Grocery Produce,” will explore the world of plant sexuality to produce the diversity of fruits and seeds found in a grocery store. It will be held in the Corey Union Fireplace Lounge.
• Dowd Gallery, at Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• “Coffee and Conversation: Staff and Family Mix and Mingle” will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge.
• Reservations are closed to attend the annual President’s Brunch, hosted by SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum, at 11:30 a.m.
• A faculty lecture at 12:30 p.m., titled “Beyond the Government Shutdown: Congress, Obama, and 2014,” will be presented by Distinguished Service Professor Robert Spitzer,
Political Science Department, in the Corey Union Fireplace Lounge.
• The SUNY Cortland football team hosts the College of New Jersey at 1 p.m. at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
• Also at 1 p.m., the SUNY Cortland field hockey team takes on Oneonta at the Stadium Complex White Field and the SUNY Cortland women’s soccer team plays Oswego on Holloway Field.
• A live presentation of scenes and songs from the Musical Theatre Performance class will begin at 4 p.m. in Old Main Brown Auditorium.
• Sonalee’s Bollywood Dance Company will perform at 8 p.m. in Corey Union Function Room. The lecture is presented by the Campus Artists and Lecture Series. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and all students and children are admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to the performance, or in advance in the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office, Corey Union, Room 406, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by calling 607-753-5574.
• Glow ‘n the Dark Skate will be offered in Park Center Alumni Ice Arena from 10 to 11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27
• Family access to Tomik Fitness Center in Van Hoesen Hall will be offered from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Advance sign up is requested.
Registration was requested by Oct. 15 but most events are still open and those requiring tickets will have them on sale at the door. Questions about Family Weekend may be directed to Campus Activities at 607-753-2322.
For information on lodging, visitors may access the Cortland Area Innkeepers Association website at www.inncortland.com. This website contains contact information for the hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in the area. Families that need to find lodging outside the Cortland vicinity are encouraged to search in Tompkins and Broome counties at their websites: www.visitithaca.com and www.greaterbinghamtonchamber.com.