Previous Events

You can find recaps and photos from our past events here. 

Ohio State vs Northwestern Flag Football – October 19, 2019

Inspired by the Buckeyes’ dominant win over Northwestern on Friday night, our alumni club members took the field for a friendly game of flag football in Central Park with the Northwestern NYC Alumni Club on Saturday afternoon.

The game was close throughout, but ultimately our squad prevailed with a hard-fought 42-39 victory!

WTC Scholarship Gala – October 12, 2019

The club’s first annual scholarship gala brought together over 200 Buckeyes atop one of the world’s most iconic buildings, the WTC Freedom Tower.

Our attendees were treated to sweeping views from the 102nd Floor Observatory Deck while enjoying a three-course dinner and remarks from the legendary Archie Griffin.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and guests we raised over $6,000 in one evening to benefit our scholarship and fellowship programs. Photos from the event are available on the club’s Flickr.

Scholarship Golf Outing – September 20, 2019

Club members and friends gathered for a day of golf and camaraderie at Bethpage Golf Course, home of the 2019 PGA Championship. With a bright sky and temperatures in the low 70’s, we could not have asked for better weather.

After an afternoon on the course, our attendees gathered for dinner in the clubhouse and were treated to dinner and remarks by Rick Smith, captain of the 1979 Ohio State Men’s Basketball team.

The winning teams consisted of:

1st Place — Ryan Edmiston, Andrew Parr, Willie Wheat, Stan Wiel

2nd Place — Joe Cagnazzo, Damon Gallagher, Neil Shah, Rick Smith

3rd Place — Jason Ellman, Ed Gresethi, Joe Pannella, Tariq Khan

We would also like to thank our sponsors whose generosity enabled us to raise money for our scholarship and fellowship programs. These programs provide direct financial assistance and professional development opportunities to the next generation of Buckeyes and are a central part of our club’s mission to pay it forward.

Our event sponsors include:

Ainsworth FiDi

BoomBalloonz

Corporate Specialties

Elite Business Solutions

HealthShots

Iron Bar

Morgan Stanley

Pig Beach

Toufayan

Photos from the event are available on the club’s Flickr site.

Graeter’s Event – September 3, 2019

Our members partnered with the University of Cincinnati NYC Alumni Club to host Graeter’s president, Rich Graeter, at the Princeton Club. We listened as Rich shared his family’s story and explained how after four generations the Cincinnati-based company still uses the same French pot method originally employed by his great-grandfather in 1870.

After Rich’s presentation, our members had the opportunity to sample Graeter’s special Buckeye Blitz ice cream which was released to commemorate Grater’s and Ohio State’s joint sesquicentennial anniversaries.

In support of Graeter’s Cones for the Cure initiative our attendees generously raised over $1,000 to support the life-saving work of the Cure Starts Now organization.

Summer Sendoff – July 21, 2019

Club members gathered at Pig Beach to celebrate the newest members of Buckeye Nation. We hosted over a dozen local students who will begin their studies at Ohio State this autumn. The afternoon was filled with fun, food, and festivities. Among the students in attendance were several of our club scholarship recipients. This year, the NYC Alumni Club awarded $6,000 to six outstanding members of the Ohio State Class of 2023.

Summer Mentorship Reception – July 17, 2019

The club brought together over 50 current students and local alumni at Pathos Café for an evening of networking and mentoring. We were particularly delighted to celebrate the eleven members of our inaugural Summer Fellowship class. The evening was made possible through the generosity of Mr. Sander Flaum (’58) and Mr. Norman Pessin (’60).

Information about our 2019 summer fellows and their internships is available here. If you would like to sponsor a fellow in a future class, please visit our donation page.

KEEN Sports Volunteer Event – June 29, 2019


Our alumni spent the afternoon volunteering with KEEN Sports in Manhattan. The organization exists to provide children and young adults with disabilities an opportunity to participate in sports activities. We were particularly excited to be joined by several members of our inaugural summer fellowship cohort.

Axe Throwing – April 28, 2019

Club members put their skills to test with a friendly competition on April 28, 2019. Team Scarlet took on Team Gray at Kick Axe in Brooklyn.

Buck-I-Serv Student Meetup– December 17, 2018                                  

The club was honored to welcome more than 50 current Ohio State students who ventured to the city to perform week-long community service projects during winter break.

After dinner, the alumni accompanied the students to the Bryant Park Winter Market.

Holiday Dinner – December 5, 2018                                                     

The club hosted a holiday dinner for over 50 local alumni at Fraunces Tavern, one of New York’s oldest and most iconic establishments.

Since opening in 1762, Fraunces Tavern has served as a headquarters for George Washington, a venue for peace negotiations with the British, and a federal office building during the early years of the Republic. 

Before dinner, club members explored the Fraunces Museum free of charge. Distinguished alumnus and celebrated local artist Mark Gagnon (’82) delivered the evening’s keynote remarks. Attendees also generously donated more than 20 toys to benefit the New York Coalition for the Homeless’ annual toy drive.

Big Ten Charity Cornhole Tournament – August 26, 2018

The club hosted its first annual Big Ten Cornhole Tournament at Pig Beach. With more than 200 local Big Ten alumni in attendance, we raised over $1,000 to benefit the life-saving work of Best Friends Animal Society.

Competition was both fun and fierce with the team from the University of Michigan taking home first place, followed by Purdue in second place and Ohio State in third place.

New York Yankees Outing – August 19, 2018

Over 50 local alumni came together to watch the New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. The event was part of the university’s “New Buckeyes, New City” initiative and served as an official welcome to the NYC Alumni Club for 22 members of the Class of 2018.

Despite cloudy skies and rain, everyone enjoyed a pre-game buffet on the MasterPass Batter’s Eye Deck in center field. During the reception, Brendan Smith (’08) was honored with the Rising Buckeye award. Since graduating, Brendan has served his country in the Navy, managed an office tower in Manhattan and is currently employed as the director of engineering for the NYC Ferry.