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Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 6th

Robert Channing – Mind Reader Psychic Entertainer
Location: Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room
Time: 8:00pm
Prepare to be amazed by Robert Channing, mind reader and psychic entertainer extraordinaire in this family-friendly show.


Saturday, October 7th

Family Check-in and Hospitality Center
Location: Kessel Student Center, Dean’s Lounge
Time: 9:00am- 6:00pm
Check in to pick up your swag.

Breakfast with Faculty and Staff
Location: Kessel Student Center, Multipurpose Room/Boudreau Lounge
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Enjoy a full breakfast with your student, other families, and special Pace faculty and staff guests.

Nature Center Tour
Location: Dyson College Nature Center
Time: 11:30am
Sheep and goats and owls, oh my! Tour the unique Dyson College Nature Center for a closer look at our wildlife and livestock.

Fall Festivities
Location: Alumni Lawn
Time: 12:00 – 3:00pm
Meet on Alumni Lawn for games, music from the PEP Band, and other family-friendly activities, as well as fun fall snacks.

Field Hockey Game
Location: Finnerty Field
Time: 2:00pm
Cheer on Pace Field Hockey, now in their third season as a varsity program.

Family Council Meeting
Location: Elm Hall, Elm Hall Classroom
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Members of Family Council will meet in our newest residence hall.

First-Generation Family Social
Location: Gottesman Room
Time: 3:00pm
First generation students and their families are invited to this special gathering to share advice and stories about the special challenges they may face and how to successfully navigate the college years.

Little Pups Program: Youth Friendly
Location: Kessel Student Center, Setters Lounge
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
This program for our families with younger children includes arts and crafts, entertainment, and snacks.

Cheers to Senior Year
Location: Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite
Time: 5:00pm
Kick-off your student’s last year at Pace at this special celebration for seniors.

Dinner on the Town
Location: Participating Establishments
Time: 6:00pm
Take your student out for dinner and discover some of the great restaurants right in town. Be sure to check the Family Weekend program for special offers from our local partners.

Casino Night
Location: Kessel Student Center, Multipurpose and Boudreau Lounge
Time: 8:00pm
Bring your family and friends to enjoy the excitement and the feel of a real casino at Casino Night without the worries of losing your shirt! Sit down at one of many gaming tables, including blackjack, roulette, and Caribbean poker, or “go all in” at Texas hold ‘em. Don’t miss this opportunity to feel like a high roller, or just come and join us for an evening of fun.


Sunday, October 8th

Community Service Trip
Location: Pleasantville Cottage School, 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570 (Information will be available from 10am-2pm in Kessel Student Center, Upper Level.)
Give back just by having a conversation. Volunteers on JCCA’s Pleasantville Cottage Campus offer friendly, individualized attention to children who have been abused, neglected and traumatized in their young lives. This interaction with their young residents makes a meaningful difference in their children’s lives. The Center for Community Action and Research is helping you connect with JCCA in a meaningful way.

Explore the Local Area:
Below are some recommended areas to visit around Pace University-Pleasantville

Jacob Burns Film Center
The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit cultural arts center located at 364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Ticket prices are as followed:

  • JBFC Members $8
  • General public $13
  • Senior-nonmembers (62+, Mon.-Thurs. only) $10
  • Children (under 14) $7.50
  • Students (14-22 with valid ID) $9

Find out more about the Jacob Burns Film Center. ‎

Union Church of Pocantico Hills
Located at 555 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591. You are welcome to just gaze at the windows on your own or to take a tour. Tours run every 1/2 hour. Most visitors complete the experience in less than 30 minutes. The last tour begins a half-hour before closing. Walk-ins only. No reservations required. Find out more about the Union Church of Pocantico Hills. Other Historic Hudson Valley properties include Sunnyside and Kykuit.

Fit Trail Hike
Get outside and get some exercise while enjoying the natural beauty on campus. Hiking boots or sneakers, long pants, sunscreen and drinking water are recommended. 

Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Located minutes away at 12 Phelps Way, the Rockefeller State Park Preserve is an idyllic spot for strolling, jogging, and horseback riding. With 180 recorded species of birds and its IBA (Important Bird Area) designation by the National Audubon Society, the Preserve is a must visit area for birders.

Fox Hills Farm
Fox Hill Farms is a full-service riding stable serving the local area that provides guided tours, horseback-riding lessons, and horse shows. To schedule a visit, visit the Fox Hills Farm website or contact them at (914) 984-9879.

Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas
Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas features popular releases and is located nearby at 320 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY.