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Just for the fun of it

Brick City Festival 2003 biggest ever

More than 3,500 alumni, parents, students and friends came to campus for RIT’s annual fall celebration, which this year featured a jam-packed schedule of activities spread across four glorious October days.

Brick City Festival, which includes Alumni Weekend, Family Weekend and the Stonehurst Capital Invitational Regatta, offered special tours, banquets, barbecues, receptions, music, assorted reunion gatherings, educational presentations, pumpkin launching, a world-cultures fair and much more.

Ben Stein, economist, actor and host of the TV game show Win Ben Stein’s Money, gave a sold-out presentation as this year’s Horton Distinguished Speaker. Comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of the hit TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? also packed Clark Gymnasium, and RIT revisited the age of Beatlemania with a performance by tribute band The Return. The legendary Buck O’Neil, a star of the historic Negro Baseball Leagues who gained national attention as a commentator in Ken Burns’s PBS documentary Baseball, closed the weekend with a Sunday afternoon presentation.

If you think this was a great weekend, you’re right. And next year’s Brick City Festival will be even better.

That’s a promise!