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Pace Family Weekend 2017

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There's no one quite like a Pace Mom or a Pace Dad. Introduce your family to your campus on October 6–8 in PLV and October 27–28 in NYC.

Each year, Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for families to visit with their students and celebrate their accomplishments while exploring everything that the Pace Community has to offer. This weekend provides the chance for students' relatives to experience Pace University firsthand and to interact with faculty, administrators, and other Pace families. From planned brunches to nature walks to Broadway shows, family fun won’t be hard to come by!

New York City

October 27–28

Friday, October 27

Welcome and Information Desk for Parents
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Lobby of Bianco Room
Stop by to gather your Family Weekend programs and information for all of the festivities! You may also pick up your pre-ordered tickets for Broadway shows.

Senior Class Recognition Reception
6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m. | Bianco Room
Kick off the Class of 2018's last year at Pace at this special celebration for seniors in the Bianco Room at One Pace Plaza.

Phantom of the Opera
8:00 p.m. | Majestic Theatre
Phantom on Broadway is the musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and an undeniable obsession that could never die. Now in its 29th glorious year and winner of 70 major theatre awards, you can see this amazing show at the Majestic Theatre located on 247 West 44th Street, New York, NY, 10036. Tickets are for the 8:00 p.m. performance and seats are located in the rear mezzanine of the theatre.

Saturday, October 28

Family Council Meeting
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. | Faculty Dining Room
Members of Family Council will meet in the Faculty Dining Room to discuss the upcoming objectives for parents and volunteer opportunities during the new academic year.

Family Brunch with Faculty and Staff
Location: 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | C-Level Gym, One Pace Plaza
Begin this event-filled Homecoming Saturday with a filling brunch alongside alumni, faculty, staff, students, and families. Your registration fee includes an array of delicious breakfast items, including bagels, biscuits, breakfast sandwiches, and sweets, along with coffee, tea, and juice. Children of all ages are welcome.

Pace Idol
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Students will showcase their singing skills at this reality show-style competition. Cheer on your favorite student singers and see how they fair with our panel of guest judges. We kindly ask for a donation in support of student activities instead of a registration fee.

LGBTQA Family Social
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | LGBTQA and Social Justice Center, 41 Park Row, 9th floor
Join Pace University's LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for a friends and family mixer where everyone is welcome! Learn how we support lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender students; meet other parents, student leaders, and staff who are here to support your student; and have some fun!

Broadway Tickets (Cats and Anastasia) and One World Observatory Tickets Pick-up
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., C-Level Gymnasium | 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Bianco Room
Pick up your pre-ordered tickets for Anastasia or Cats on Broadway, or the One World Observatory Tour.

One World Observatory Tour
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton Street
Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, One World Observatory provides unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters. 

Dinner on the Town
6:00 p.m. | participating establishments
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.

Cats and Anastasia Broadway Shows
8:00 p.m. | Neil Simon Theater (Cats) and Broadhurst Theater (Anastasia)
Experience the very best in New York entertainment at a special Pace discount as you enjoy the sound and wonder of Anastasia or Cats

For a complete schedule of events, please visit the Pace Family Weekend website. Share your favorite Family Weekend moments with us! Tag tweets, Instagram photos, and Facebook posts with #pacefamilyweekend.


October 6–8

Friday, October 6

Robert Channing
8:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room
Prepare to be amazed by Robert Channing, mind reader and psychic entertainer extraordinaire in this family-friendly show.

Saturday, October 7

Family Check-in and Hospitality Center
9:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Dean’s Lounge
Check in to pick up your swag.

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

Nature Center Tour
11:30 a.m. | Dyson College Nature Center
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
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Alumni Lawn
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
2:00 p.m. | Finnerty Field
Cheer on Pace Field Hockey, now in their third season as a varsity program.

Family Council Meeting
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Elm Hall, Elm Hall Classroom
Members of Family Council will meet in our newest residence hall.

First-Generation Family Social
3:00 p.m. | Alumni Hall, Alumni Hall Classroom
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
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Setters Lounge
This program for our families with younger children includes arts and crafts, entertainment, and snacks.

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

Dinner on the Town
6:00 p.m. | participating establishments
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
8:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Multipurpose and Boudreau Lounge
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 8

Community Service Trip
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Upper Level/ Pleasantville Cottage School, 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570 
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.