Events: Election Night Watch Parties

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This election is too crazy and scary to watch alone. So take your friends, find a bar and get through this together. Here is your Lady Liberty Votes Guide for New York Watch Parties.


Election Night Screening of ‘Dr. Strangelove’ and Results Party

Watch “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” as you prepare for the results to come in. The screening will be followed by a reception and a results viewing party.

Tuesday, November 8, 7:30  pm
French Institute Alliance Française
Florence Gould Hall
55 E. 59th St., Upper East Side

$14. Buy here.


Election Night — a Brazen Political Party!

The NYC Political Forum is hosting their non-partisan discussion and watch party. Before the first results come in, they are doing an “Open Mic,” where every member gets two minutes to rant freely on politics.

Tuesday, November 8, 7 – 11:30 pm
The Brazen Tavern
356 W 44th Street

Free. RSVP here. 


East Village for Hillary Watch Party 

Tuesday, November 8, 6:45 – 12 am
Mary O’s, 32 Avenue A, East Village

Free with a two-drink minimum. RSVP here.


WIN.NYC Election Night Pantsuit Party

In support of the country’s first potential female president, WIN.NYC is asking guests to don their most stylish pantsuit for this watch party. Proceeds from the event will be used to fight against female homelessness.

Tuesday, November 8, 8-12 am
Distilled Bar, 211 W. Broadway, TriBeCa

$35 – $50, three drinks included. RSVP here


Election Night Singles Party 

With all the craze going on during election night, why not make it even more extreme and meet the love of your life?

The Meetup group “NYC Social” is hosting a single parties. Their motto: “Do I have to be affiliated with a political party? No, you just to be affiliated with partying!”

Tuesday, November 8, 6-11 pm
Carragher’s Bar
228 West 39th St, New York,

$15-25, including two drinks. RSVP here.
Singles ages 21-45


Political Party with Keli Goff: Election Night Party

Journalist and screenwriter Keli Goff  is hosting a results party filled with with cocktails, trivia and politically-inspired bingo.

The event includes comedy by Khalid Rahmaan, election updates from the WNYC newsroom and games and intrigue from our resident hype man WNYC producer Sean Rameswaram, plus DJ spinning all night long by Studio 360’s Louis Mitchell.

Tuesday, November 8, 7 pm
The Greene Space
44 Charlton St., Hudson Square

$20, including one drink. RSVP here.


We’re All Screwed Party

Come celebrate the fact that we are all very much screwed at this local watering hole with a big screen. No cover.

Tuesday, November 8, all night
The Saint Catherine
660 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights

Free. Info here.


The Gist and Trumpcast Election Night Extravaganza

Slate’s political journalists Jacob Weisberg and Mike Pesca will be hosting a live podcast as election results roll in. Party with your favorite podcasters, and as the evening progresses, Mike and Jacob will discuss up-to-the-minute results with an all-star lineup of influential thinkers, writers, and comedians.

Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 pm – 12 am

The Bell House
149 7th St., Gowanus
When: 6:30 p.m.

$20,  one drink included. Buy here.


See a list of more events here and here.

And if you rather be with your friends at home, you might consider watching the election via the NYU Election Show (that I produce) instead of CNN.

 

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New Yorkers Can Swap Votes to Prevent Trump

Tuesday is the day the universe hopefully doesn’t come to an end (fingers crossed).

Since New York is a Democratic stronghold, you might think your vote won’t count in the long run. That’s what TrumpTraders.org is for.

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The idea is simple – third party voters who want to support their candidates, but also avoid Trump, swap it with a Clinton voter in a safe state.

So if you are a New Yorker Clinton supporter you might vote Green Party for someone in Florida or Ohio – so that that person votes Clinton in a swing state.

Just sign up here and ship your vote to a place, where it counts.

 

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SNL Breaks Character to Urge Viewers To Vote

Only two more days and – for better or worse – this election will be over.

(And don’t you dare bring up Gore vs. Bush now, I can’t stand the idea of going through a couple more weeks of all this.)

And in an unprecedented sign of how serious things have become, Saturday Night Live broke character yesterday evening to urge viewers to go and vote. And make the right choice.

 

Watch: America Votes – NYU Reports

Five days to go, so maybe it’s time to start planning, where you are going to watch.  Looking for an alternative to CNN? How about NYU?

I am the executive producer of NYU’s election coverage, so if you watch us, it’s basically like watching a Lady Liberty Votes election show.

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New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is reporting the 2016 US presidential election through a live broadcast airing on Election Night!

It’s Trump vs. Clinton in an epic showdown — and we are right there to cover it minute by minute for you!

From 8:00-10:00PM (EST) NYU Journalism student reporters will monitor election results as they come in, speak to anchors located outside the Clinton and Trump victory parties, interview guests on air and follow the Senate and House races. Join us as we relive the 2016 presidential race, discussing a variety of topics including millennial voters, the use of social media, the Muslim vote, and the importance of political education.

Watch: The Election Show will be live streaming here beginning at 8:00PM (EST).

You can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NYUElection

Event: Free Screening: ‘I Voted?’ + Q&A with Katie Couric

Does your vote count? Or is Donald Trump right and the election will be rigged?

The answer is both surprising & disturbing. Learn how America’s voting works in this non-partisan documentary. After the screening, there will be a Q+A with Executive Producer, Katie Couric.

Friday, November 4, 7:00-9:30 pm

 

The Lounge at WeWork SoHo
173 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Free, but RSVP needed

 

Spotted: Halloween-Clad Phone Bankers

In honor of Halloween, these volunteers dressed up as super women during their phone banking shift in the Clinton headquarters in Brooklyn.

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© Curtesy of Betsy Steinman

They are part of “Moms Demand Action,” a group fighting for better gun control.

The cat woman on the right is Betsy Steinman, a longtime volunteered whom I profiled here.

Event: Hillary Bday Texting Party

Hillary Clinton’s birthday is on Wednesday and her campaign came up with a fun way to celebrate it – a texting party.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:30-7:30
The Jane Hotel
113 Jane St New York, New York 10014

“What’s the best present Hillary’s home state can give her for her birthday? Thousands of voter contacts into battleground states! 

While the birthday girl will be campaigning in battleground states, you can join Kathy Najimy, DR Natasha Diggs and fellow Hillary supporters as we celebrate and forge a path to victory!”

RSVP here
Free admission with RSVP and a cash bar. Please invite your friends!

 

Meet the Libertarian Senate Candidate for New York

With two weeks to go, this might come as a shock to some of you – but the Trump-Clinton showdown is actually not the only New York election happening on November 8.

There is also a Senate seat in play. To be fair, Chuck Schemer seems to be safe (and might even secure the post of Speaker, if the Democrats take back the Senate), but there are still people challenging him.

Alex Merced, for example, a 30 year old Libertarian who has big plans for the future. First and foremost, he wants to be famous.

Read all about him in this Lady Liberty Votes feature published on Medium.

 

View story at Medium.com

Live-Tweeting Round 3

Let the games begin. Follow Lady Liberty Votes as I live-tweet the last and final debate.

 

Events: Last and Final Round of Debate Watch Parties

With 20 days to go until America votes, it’s time for the third and final presidential debate between Republican nominee, Donald Trump, and – to go with SNL – probable president, Hillary Clinton.

If watching by yourself feels too scary, here is a list of places to watch it in a larger group in New York.


NYC Political Forum Debate Watch Party

“We have arrived at Act Three — the final debate with less than three weeks left to go before the Elections.  With the hopes of a viable Third Party challenge fading quickly, this bitterly-fought contest enters into its final leg between the two most unfavorable candidates in the recent polling history.”

“Meanwhile, the polls have drifted further apart, as the once-dead heat race has now turned into a possible electoral landslide for Team Clinton.”

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:00 pm
The Black Sheep
583 3rd Ave

RSVP on Medium



screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-8-38-48-pmTheater in Asylum Debate Watch Party

After their big success doing the Democratic primaries, Theater in Asylum is now creating theatrical adaptations of the general election match-ups.

To beginn, they are watching each debate to analyze its content. Later on, they will devise an original piece around it, and present it live.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9:00 pm
12th Street Ale House
192 2nd Ave, NYC

RSVP on Facebook


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If you want to get some energy out of your system BEFORE watching the debate, join a “Pussy Power” protest outside of Trump Tower, where Donald Trump lives.

“Let’s protest the pussy-grabber at his place of residence right before the next presidential debate. Bring t-shirts, posters, and all your friends.”

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:30 pm
Trump Tower
725 5th Avenue

RSVP on Facebook