The Shortest Parade with the Longest History in New York City
When Cornell Football plays Columbia on our rival's turf, Cornellians take to the streets of New York!
Sy Katz ’31, an avid supporter of all things Cornell, fell in love with the Big Red Band in the 1970s. He decided that Cornell’s band needed its own parade. With the help of friends at the Cornell Club, he managed to get a police permit to march one city block. Over the years, the tradition has taken on a life of its own, but the mission remains the same: to give the band a time to shine.
Join Alice Katz Berglas '66 and Bob Katz '69 for the 41st year of the Sy Katz '31 Parade! Make some noise, share some fun, and show the Big Apple what the Big Red is made of! (Kazoos and pom-poms will be available!)
Columbia University, The Lawrence A. Wein Stadium, 218th St. at Broadway
Tickets: Coming Soon!
Cornell seating is general admission.
Purchase your tickets online from Columbia University, or buy them at the Stadium on game day.
Transportation: Coming Soon!
All-Alumni Pre-Game Tailgate
Sponsored by the Cornell Football Association and the Office of Alumni Affairs
(In accordance with Columbia Univeristy policy, guests may not bring their own alcoholic beverages.)
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (After the Cornell vs Columbia Football game)
4:30pm - Gather at Rock Center North Plaza | 5:15pm - Parade begins | 6:15pm - Big Red Band concert
From Rock Center North Plaza at Rockefeller Center (Between 50th and 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues) to The Cornell Club- New York (44th Street between 5th and Madison Avenues)
All alumni, parents, friends and families are welcome to participate. Registration for the parade coming soon! You may partipate in the parade even if you do not attend the game.
Featuring: The Big Red Band, Cornell cheerleaders, and hundreds of alumni
Grand Marshals: Ezra Cornell '70 and Andrew Tisch '71
PLUS: Second ever "Little Red Parade" (for 10 years old and younger). Bring your just born, your Bjorn-borne, and your young Marchers as they follow the Big Red Band down Fifth.
Meeting place map:
Immediately following the parade, gather with old friends or make new ones at the Cornell Club's post-game "tailgate party"! Details and registration coming soon!
Please contact Kerry Strassel at 212-692-1381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Alumni Reception
Keep the party going with other recent grads! All are welcome to attend. Must be 21+
Location TBD. Registration coming soon.