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FIT Alumni & Family Weekend 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9am Check-in & Welcome Breakfast, Haft Lower Level
Check in for the day and pick up your Alumni & Family Weekend schedule and FIT swag bag.
9am

Welcome Breakfast, John E. Reeves Great Hall
Enjoy a continental breakfast and mingle with students, family members and alumni!

9am - 5pm

Style Shop, located on the first floor of the Dubinsky Student Center
Have you been to the Style Shop yet? Definitely a necessary stop for any visit to FIT. Sure other colleges have bookstores or maybe even fancy boutiques, but I have never seen another university with a store run by students, for students with products made by students.

10am - 5pm   FIT Barnes & Noble Bookstore Open, Breezeway
Stop by the Bookstore and pick up some of your favorite FIT swag.  Mark this memorable weekend with a FIT MOM and FIT Dad shirt!
10am - 12pm President's Welcome & Student Performances, Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
Join us for a welcome from the President of FIT, Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President of the FIT Student Government Association, Sonne Bajwa, and the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Dr. Kelly A. Brennan. Performances by FIT’s a capella group, The Sky Liners, the FIT Gospel Choir, and FIT's award winning Dance Company will follow.
10am - 5pm

Museum at FIT Tour, Force of Nature, The Museum
Force of Nature, examines the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world. The exhibition reveals how nature has historically influenced fashion, and how fashion can serve as an indicator of society’s relationship with the natural world. In eighteenth century Europe, for example, nature became an object of renewed fascination as a result of overseas exploration. This fascination found expression in garments that featured depictions of exotic plants and animals.

11am - 3pm

Campus and Residential Life Campus Tours, David Dubinsky Student Center Lobby
Tour the FIT campus along with its newest Residence Hall Kaufman Hall. Complimentary shuttles will be provided.

 11am - 1pm

Alumni & Family Weekend Resource Fair, Marvin Feldman Lobby
Meet and greet the various student service resources offered at FIT, EOP, FITABLE, Health Services,  Athletics & Recreation, Residential Life, Counseling, Tutoring, Academic Advising,  Academic Skills, Library,  Student Government Association (SGA),  Financial Aid, Sustainablity/Diversity, Career & Internship Center.

11:30am - 1:30pm 'A Taste of New York', Breezeway
Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement & Giving
 11:30am -  2pm Snap A Pic with Stitch the Tiger, Breezeway
 1pm-3pm

Here and Now, Student and Alumni Panel & Dessert Reception,  John E. Reeves Great Hall, Conference Center
Families will have the opportunity to hear from alumni and students about their lives at and after FIT.  A dessert reception will follow shortly after the panel discussion.

5:30pm

New York City Double Decker Bus Tour, Check-in David Dubinsky Student Center
After a fun-filled day, what better place to begin your New York City adventure than in the heart of Manhattan? See NYC's most popular sights and attractions on a private chartered bus! Limited Tickets Available  $20 per person. Buses Depart at 6pm. Duration of trip 2 hours.

*Tickets can only be purchased at noon in the Feldman Lobby.  Cash only.  There is no limit to the amount of tickts that can be bought.  Exact change preferred.

8pm Show

Aladdin on Broadway,New Amsterdam Theater , 214 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
In the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father’s desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan’s right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is sentenced to death, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there’s a lamp, there’s a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen! Will Aladdin’s new identity as “Prince Ali” help him win Jasmine’s heart and thwart Jafar’s evil plans? Will the Genie’s wish for freedom ever come true?

Limited Tickets Available Cost $60 each per ticket (Valued at $90)

*Tickets can only be purchased at noon in the Feldman Lobby.  Cash only.  There is a limit of 4 tickets per family.  Exact change preferred.

 8pm Show 

Wicked on Broadway,Gershwin Theater 222 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy's arrival in Oz from Kansas, and it includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba and Galinda, who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace.

Limited Tickets Available Cost $65 each per ticket (Valued at $125)

*Tickets can only be purchased at noon in the Feldman Lobby.  Cash only.  There is a limit of 5 tickets per family.  Exact change preferred.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 
9am -11 am

Grab-and-Go Breakfast, David Dubinsky Student Center Lobby
FIT thanks you for coming home with a grab-and-go breakfast bag provided by us. Reflect on the happy memories we've made together over a delicious morning bite. We can't wait to see you again.

10am-3pm

FIT Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Stop by the Bookstore and pick up some of your favorite FIT swag!  Mark this memorable weekend with a MOM and FIT Dad Shirt!

*Schedule is subject to change

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