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.

 

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



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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


 14656360_10153817105780988_1411502723529858205_nPussy Power at Trump Tower

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

Events: NYC Political Forum Debate Watch Party

The NYC Political Forum is hosting round one of the presidential debates.

“You are cordially invited to the first round of the Presidential Debate Watch Party, where the likely match up will be:  Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton.”

Debate Watch Party
Monday, September 26, 7:00 pm
The Black Sheep
583 3rd Ave

RSVP on Medium

Events: Watch Party for DNC Finale

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It’s Day 4 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Two weeks of craziness and it’s all already over?)

If you want to watch the grand finale and Hillary Clinton’s speech tonight together with friends, there are a number of Watch Parties here in New York.


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.”

 

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: 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: Presidential Mock Debate: Trump vs. Sanders vs. Gary Johnson

The NYC Political Forum is hosting a mock debate next Saturday.

Volunteers will take on the roles of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and – no, not Hillary Clinton – libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

“The spirit of the debate will be centered on a genuine intellectual and oratorical reenactment under a hypothetical General Election Year match-up between these three candidates.”

“The debate will in a “townhall” format, allowing the meetup attendees, as the “townhall audience” members, to directly ask questions to any of the candidates.”

Saturday, April 9, 2016
2:00 PM