Cornell welcomes community to third annual fireworks and laser show to kick off Homecoming

October 17, 2014 by Rachel Cera

With both Homecoming weekend and the annual meeting of Cornell University's trustees coinciding for the first time, it promises to be a busy couple of days on east hill. The festivities begin Friday night with a fireworks and laser show that's open to the public.

The 2012 fireworks and laser show at Cornell. 14850 Photo.The 2012 fireworks and laser show at Cornell. 14850 Photo.It's the third time Cornell has invited the community to enjoy the public fireworks and laser show at Schoellkopf Field. This time, the laser show "features cutting-edge 3D laser technology," and there will be performances by students and Ithaca community groups.

The family-friendly show is scheduled for 8-9pm at Schoellkopf Field, the university's football stadium off Route 366. Free parking is available at Cornell's B Lot, near the vet school, with a free shuttle bus looping between the parking area and the stadium.

Homecoming weekend at Cornell is souped up this year as part of the celebration of the university's Sesquicentennial. A 5K run is scheduled at the Plantations for Saturday morning, a family fun zone and fan festival will take place next to the football stadium starting at noon Saturday, and the Big Red takes on Lehigh at 3pm. Cornell Football is 0-4 so far this season, and comes off a 24-7 loss on the road at Harvard. Last time they faced Lehigh, in 2008, Cornell edged the Mountain Hawks 25-24.

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