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City College Hosts First Family Day Saturday, October 5

City College's first Family Day is Saturday, October 5.

Day of fun filled with exciting activities for all ages

The City College of New York hosts its first Family Day on Saturday, October 5, filled with fun activities across the campus for all ages. Family Day starts at 9 a.m. with registration and a light breakfast. Activities end at 7 p.m.

For children, there will be face painting, storytelling, video games and craft workshops. Adults and teens will enjoy a basketball game pitting City College faculty and staff against City College students, yoga, lectures and salsa/mambo and Bollywood dance lessons. There will also be a DJ contest and dance party with celebrity guest judge DJ Mell Starr of Master of the Mix.

In addition, The City College Center for the Arts at Aaron Davis Hall will present performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. of “Carlos Dos Santos Jr. Dance.” This new work by Mr. Dos Santos, a former Alvin Ailey dancer and choreographer, celebrates his 20th anniversary in the United States.

Tickets for Family Day can be purchased for $5 at the Welcome Center in the North Academic Center on the CCNY campus or for $7 online at Tickets for “Carlos Dos Santos Dance Jr.” are $5 for students with ID cards and seniors and $15 general admission. They can be purchased

For questions about Family Day, call the City College Office of Student Affairs at 212-650-5426 or

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About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

Set on a striking, 35-acre hilltop campus in upper Manhattan, CCNY has produced more Nobel laureates than any other public institution in the United States. The College has been touted as one of America's Top Colleges by Forbes, one of the Best Colleges in the United States as well as one of the Best Value Colleges by the Princeton Review, and ranks among U.S. News’ top regional universities.



Ellis Simon
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