Events: Dems Convention Watch Party

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It’s Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia – and just like last week’s counterpart, the Dems had their first scandal before the Convention even really started.

Debbie Wassermai-Schultz – the outgoing DNC chairwoman – was booed over the leaked DNC emails, and will not officially open the convention.

Stay tuned for more drama and excitement during the next couple of days – when Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Bill Clinton take the stage.

If you want to watch the DNC convention together with friends, there are a couple of Watch Parties here in New York.


Official Campaign Watch Party

The Ainsworth
45 E 33rd St, New York 10016

“Join Hillary for America staff and supporters on Tuesday, July 26th to cheer on our party at the Democratic National Convention. Tuesday’s Convention theme is “A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families,” in honor of the work Secretary Clinton has done throughout her career, including as Senator of New York. We invite New Yorkers to gather and demonstrate to the nation the support our candidate has in her home state! We’ll also have a pop-up shop with official Hillary for America gear at the party!” 


The NYC Political Forum

Thursday, July 28, 7:00 PM
Murray Hill / Kips Bay area – address after RSVP

“As the disgruntled Sanders supporters lukewarmly stay on the sidelines — or even perhaps wish for a raucous convention fight — the “18-million cracks in the glass ceiling” will finally shatter in a televised broadcast. PLUS, the sudden resignation of the DNC Chair, DWS, adds more fuel to the fire in the ongoing drama between the Clinton and Sanders camps. “

Disclaimer: The NYCPF does not endorse any candidates or parties.

RSVP via Meetup


Hillary Happy Hours LGBT DNC Acceptance Speech Watch Party

Thursday, July 28, 6:30 PM
Rise Bar, 859 9th Avenue, New York 10019

“Join Hillary Happy Hours for the historic last night of the Democratic National Convention when we will gather to watch Hillary Clinton accept the nomination for President of the United States. Bring all your friends, whether they supported Hillary, Bernie, or nobody, and get inspired and engaged to stop Trump and Pence in November. Enjoy 2-4-1 drink specials and the best LGBT Hillary crowd anywhere.”

$ 20, RSVP here


Williamsburg Democratic Nomination Party

Thursday, July 28, 7:00 PM
80 Meserole Street, Apt 4D, Brooklyn, New York 11206

“Brooklyn Roof Party and Fund-Raiser for Hillary for America, the DSCC, and the DCCC. We are asking folks to write three checks one for each committee in Williamsburg, NY.” 

RSVP at jonathan.felch@gmail.com


Idealists4Hillary DNC Watch Party

Thursday, July 28, 7:00 PM
Riviera Cafe & Sports Bar, 225 West 4th Street, New York 10014

“Join Idealists4Hillary as Hillary Clinton makes history and accepts the Democratic nomination!”


Nomination Night Live Stream VIP Party

Thursday, July 28, 6:00 PM
Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th St,  New York 10036

Official campaign event
“Please Join Challen Hodson, Wayne Farmer, Katy McCarthy, Dave Renz and Matthew Tollin (The Team Behind Hillarymoji) for an evening of festivities and merriment and become a part of history. We will be live streamed into the Democratic National Convention to join our fellow Democrats in nominating Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Candidate for President of the United States.”

$ 45 – $ 250, RSVP here


Astoria for Hillary Watch Party at ICON!

ICON, 31-84 33rd Street, Astoria, New York 11106

“Come to ICON to show your support for the next president of the United States! Whatever your political affiliation is, we welcome you to this event with no cover. ICON will have great frozen drinks, $5 drink specials, and FREE SHOTS ALL NIGHT! Talk about a warm weclome! We will watch coverage of the DNC on 4 HD flat screens with a stellar surround sound system. At ICON, we support Hillary and her strong support for the LGBT, Greek, Hispanic and immigrant community of Western Queens.”


Rachel’s Octo-Annual Democratic Convention Party

Thursday, July 30, 7:00 PM
New York – address after RSVP

Official Hillary Clinton campaign event, two days after the convention.

“Celebrate electoral politics and the Democratic National Convention with a night of politically themed videos, games, Zach’s famously difficult American politics quiz, the wine icecream Hillary Clinton helped to invent at a New York state business event (true story), and general hilarity.”

$ 20 – $ 100, RSVP here

Events: GOP Convention Watch Party

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We are already on Day 4 of the Republican convention, and – believe it or not – this is the first time that Donald Trump will appear on stage.

If you want to watch the grand finale together with friends, there are are couple of Watch Parties here in New York.

Metropolitan Club

Thursday, July 21, 6:00 PM
122 E 83rd St., New York City

“Be with your fellow Republicans as we watch this event live from Cleveland, Ohio. They say when it comes to politics, to expect the unexpected and 2016 has proven that to be true. Watch as Donald Trump articulates his vision to,  Make America Great Again! “

Free Pizza to be served  Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks are also available.
Members: $10
Nonmembers $20

RSVP to Mail@metclubnyc.org or call 212 -288-8606


The NYC Political Forum

Thursday, July 21, 7:00 PM
Murray Hill / Kips Bay area – address after RSVP

“The suspence is now finally over!  As the shroud of “smoke-filled” rooms, the “conscience voting” by the delegates, the massive protest walkouts, and the boy-cotters trumpetting #NeverTrump will ultimately succumb and be trumped by the anti-climatic crowning of Trump.”

RSVP via Meetup


Drinking Liberally

Thursday, July 21, 7:30 PM
Rudy’s Bar & Grill, 627 9th Avenue

“If you can’t look away, don’t watch alone! Come to Rudy’s, grab a pint and enjoy the mess.”

RSVP via Meetup

Events: GOP Convention Watch Party

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Starting Monday, the political reality-tv show that is this year’s election cycle will find its (preliminary) culmination  – with the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Last week, the rules committee voted against unbinding delegates (so that they can vote who they want, no matter the primary results) which effectively stopped the #NeverTrump movement.

This leaves the stage open for the coronation of controversial real estate developer Donald Trump.

If you want to watch the finale together with friends, there are two Watch Parties here in New York.

Metropolitan Club

Thursday, July 21, 6:00 PM
122 E 83rd St., New York City

“Be with your fellow Republicans as we watch this event live from Cleveland, Ohio. They say when it comes to politics, to expect the unexpected and 2016 has proven that to be true. Watch as Donald Trump articulates his vision to,  Make America Great Again! “

Free Pizza to be served  Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks are also available.
Members: $10
Nonmembers $20

RSVP to Mail@metclubnyc.org or call 212 -288-8606

The NYC Political Forum

Thursday, July 21, 7:00 PM
Murray Hill / Kips Bay area – address after RSVP

“The suspence is now finally over!  As the shroud of “smoke-filled” rooms, the “conscience voting” by the delegates, the massive protest walkouts, and the boy-cotters trumpetting #NeverTrump will ultimately succumb and be trumped by the anti-climatic crowning of Trump.”

“The NYCPF does not endorse any candidates or parties.  This event is NOT intended to be a “Get Out The Vote” drive, or voter registration or an advocacy / petition effort. Rather, this meetup is intended solely for casual, social purposes only.”

RSVP via Meetup

Events: Primary Night Party with Hillary

Hillary Clinton is expected to clinch the nomination on Tuesday and her team already set up the party in New York.

The event – officially advertised as a watch party for the New Jersey and California results – is held at the massive Navy Yard Greenhouse and Hillary Clinton herself will speak.

Admission is first-come, first-serve, but expect airport-style security.

Primary Night Party with Hillary
Tuesday, June 7th, 7:30 pm

Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn 11201

Events: Bernie NY Volunteer Call

While many New Yorkers try to ignore our neighbor across the river, Bernie Sanders is hoping you will overcome your New Jersey-aversity and help out in their upcoming primary.

The campaign is holding a statewide organizing call for New York volunteers today (Tuesday) at 7pm. You can sign up for the call here.

Events: Meet the “Good Wife” at Hillary Fundraiser

Lawyers for Hillary is hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next Tuesday in New York. Besides the candidate herself, there will be Attorney General Eric Holder and Julianna Margulies – who plays lawyer Alicia Florrick on the Good Wife.

Tickets start at $250 and go all the way up to a pledge to raise $27,000 in primary election contributions

Tuesday, May 31, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Buy tickets here.

Events: The New G.O.P. = The Party of Trump (?)

The NYC Political Forum, a multi-partisan discussion group, is taking a look at the future of the GOP now that Trump is the presumptive nominee.

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“For this discussion — we’ll set aside the sloganeering and the media frenzy — instead, we’ll substantively explore and discuss the possible implications, including:  

• What does this mean for the G.O.P. and its official Party Platform?

• What does this mean for the down-ballot Congressional and Gubernatorial candidates?

• How will the “Establishment” wing of the Party react? “

Thursday, May 12, 6:45 pm
CAFE 28

245 Fifth Ave, Corner 28th Street, Upstairs Dining Area
New York, NY 10016

Events: NYU for Bernie vs. NYU for Hillary

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Join NYU for Bernie and NYU for Hillary on the eve of the New York primaries as they lay out the policies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders!

“NYU College Democrats will be moderating this event in which student advocacy groups will be invited to ask student supporters of the candidates on issues such as fiscal policy, student loans, national security, racial, sexual, gender equality, and more!”

Monday, April 18, 7 pm
239 Greene St. Fl 8 Common Area

Events: The Debates

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Theater in Asylum is hosting a staged adaptation of the 2016 Democratic Primary Debates.

“With mimicry, abstraction, and earnest curiosity, we seek to illuminate the candidates, their policies, and their characters.”

NY Primary Performance
April 18-19

The Kraine Theater
85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003