Hollywood Movie Producer Alan Siegel Speaking; Tony and Granmy Award-Winner Cyndi Lauper Performing at Homecoming October 20

— Events Include Performances from South Pacific; a Carnival with Games and Amusements; Reunions; a Children’s Halloween Party; and a Presentation of the College’s International Programs by Faculty Members —

Queens College’s Annual Homecoming Weekend will welcome returning alumni and their families with a full lineup of activities designed for renewing old acquaintances and making new ones. Events will include a talk by Hollywood movie producer Alan Siegel ’73; a performance by singer, pop icon, and reality show star Cyndi Lauper; a carnival with games, activities, and amusements; reunions; and a presentation of the college’s international programs by Queens College faculty members.

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 12 – 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 19: Special anniversary reception for the classes of 1943, 1953, 1963 and 1973, 5 – 7 pm

Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens, New York.
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SCHEDULE: For a complete schedule of events and to register, visit: http://www.qc.cuny.edu/homecoming

BACKGROUND: With over 40% of its 100,000 alumni residing in the borough, Queens College proudly welcomes back one who went West: Hollywood movie producer Alan Siegel ’73, who will discuss the many stages of his Hollywood career on Sunday, October 20, as the homecoming keynote speaker. Siegel’s many credits include the movies Olympus Has Fallen, Playing for Keeps, Machine Gun Preacher, and Law Abiding Citizen.

Singer, reality show star, and pop icon Cyndi Lauper, will perform her hits and songs from her Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots. Lauper, a Queens native, will return to the borough for her only hometown show. This tour marks the 30th anniversary of Lauper’s hit album, She’s So Unusual, and the last time Lauper will sing pop classics like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time” live in their entirety.

In addition, the college will host a carnival on the Quad with games, activities, and amusements.  Students will perform excerpts from South Pacific; faculty members will present the college’s international programs; and the Dept. of Athletics will host a tailgating party and soccer scrimmage.

General Admission tickets include all events, a luncheon, and a closing reception. The “All Event Package” includes the general admission ticket and mezzanine concert tickets to Cyndi Lauper’s concert.

Contact Alumni Relations at (718) 997-5534 or visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/homecoming for more information.

Queens College of the City University of New York enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the college helps its over 20,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 77-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year in the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. This year, Washington Monthly ranked QC #1 among “Master’s Universities” as a Best-Bang-for-the-Buck college and #2 nationwide among only 349 colleges that do the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

For more about Queens College visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Contact: Maria Matteo
Assistant Director of News Services