New Yorkers Party While They Watch Day 2 of Dems in Philly


A couple hundred New Yorkers cheered and partied Tuesday night at the Ainsworth hotel next door to the Empire State Building while they watched Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention.

There was an elderly lady shouting, “We made history. It’s awesome.” Clinton staffers signing up people to volunteer. Applause when the current president took to the stage (albeit a fictional one, President Grant from Scandal). Boos during a Trump commercial in the break.

Silence when the “Mothers of the Movement” talked about their dead children – from Eric Garner to Trayvon Martin. And cheers for Lena Dunham, when she reminded everybody that “22 years ago, Hillary Clinton said, ‘Women’s rights are human rights.'”


Theater director Mark has been a Clinton volunteer since the beginning. For the special occasion he sported a t-shirt with the names of famous first ladies – and one future first gentleman.


Most of the party guests were volunteers, who came to watch Hillary’s nomination with like minded friends.

“What is great when you volunteer is that you are in a room full with other Hillary supporters,” said experienced phone-banker James to the cheers of the crowd. “I met some of the most amazing people. I will be friends with them for all my life,” he added.

Events: #DemDebate Watch Parties

CNN is hosting the Brooklyn Democratic Debate tomorrow evening, and while it was almost impossible to get tickets to see it in live, there is plenty of opportunities to have a good time watching it with your friends.

Bushwick Berners
Divine Bar, 9:00 pm
896 Broadway, Brooklyn 11206

Grab a few drinks and watch the debate! It’ll be on the TVs indoors and the projector will be set up outside, weather permitting.

Manhattan Debate Watch Party
Stitch Bar & Lounge, 8-11 pm
247 W 37th St, New York 10018

It’s up to us to stand with Hillary and lock up this nomination the right way — by fighting for every last vote. Official Hillary for America event, RSVP necessary 

NYC Debate Watch Party at Paulaner NYC
Paulaner NYC, 8:30 pm
265 Bowery, New York, NY

Organized by Jeff Kurzon, a Sanders Democrat running for House of Representatives (New York’s 7th Congressional District). Hillary supporters, Republicans and non-voters welcome too. The more debate, the better for democracy. 

Debate Watch Party in Brooklyn at Steiner Studios
Steiner Studios, 8 pm
15 Washington Ave, New York 11205

Join us to cheer on Hillary during the Brooklyn debate at Steiner Studios! We’ll be joined by special guest and musical legend, Carole King, so there’s really no excuse to sit this one out! RSVP necessary 

Event: Democratic Debate Watch Party

The political junkies from Drinking Liberally are hosting a Democratic Debate Watch Party this week.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

“As Clinton and Sanders prepare for Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio to pick their candidates, Raven’s Head will have the debate on. Doors at 8:30 and debate at 9pm.”

Raven’s Head Public House
38-04 Broadway, Astoria

[Drinking Liberally]

Event: Democratic Watch Party

The political junkies from Drinking Liberally are hosting a Democratic Watch Party tomorrow.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
9:00 PM to 12:00 AM

“Join the Original Drinking Liberally as we will host a debate watch. It begins at 7:30 at Rudy’s Bar and Grill where we start our normal DL meetup. We will move to Quinn’s NYC around the corner at approximately 8:45. The debate between Clinton and Sanders begins at 9. Join your fellow progressives as both candidates continue fighting to win the nomination and grab a drink as well.”

Quinn’s NYC Bar and Grill
356 W 44th St, New York

[Drinking Liberally]