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July List of Events:

Events are updated all the time, so check back often.

July 1, 2004, 6:30pm: The Metropolitan Republican Club presents its monthly First Thursday informal political gathering at the club's headquarters, 123 East 83rd Street, between Park and Lexington. This month’s First Thursday will feature a special guest, Howard Mills, Republican candidate for the United States Senate. Mr. Mills will arrive around 7 pm and speak briefly at around 7:30. Just $10, payable at the door, covers all beer, wine, soda and snacks. Further information 212-288-8606.

July 1, 2004, 8:30pm (seating begins at 8:00): 'Republican Riot' at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th Street (Restaurant Row) featuring the hilarious and adorable Robert George and the multi-talented Jewish GOP diva Julia Gorin!!! Talking Reagan goin', Clinton bookin', Moore Bush bashin' and more fun stuff!!! Call for reservations 212-757-0788 (Call after 4:00). COVER: $8.00 and a two-drink minimum!!!

July 6, 2004, 7:00pm: Town Hall Meetup at V Bar, 225 Sullivan St. (Btw Bleecker & W. 3rd) All meetup.com events are free. Other Townhall Meetups take place around New York. The one in Westchester is usually at Fridays in Scarsdale.

July 7, 2004, 7:00pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the state affiliated one) will hold a celebration of Freedom at Fraunces Tavern. Join the New York Young Republican Club at this historic landmark as we celebrate freedom, the 228th birthday of our nation and the 58th birthday of our President George W. Bush! Featuring a salute to Ronald Reagan with excerpts of his writings read by NYYRC member Haakon Jepsen. *Wear red, white and blue and be entered to win "Liberty: American Revolution", a compelling three-part PBS documentary that traces the events leading up to the Revolutionary War and America's fight for freedom. *$5 Raffle - Win a 30-day VIP membership from the New York Sports Club! It will be at 54 Pearl Street (corner of Broad Street) Subways: 1,2,3,9 to Wall Street 4,5 to Bowling Green, New York, NY.

July 8, 2004, 7:30pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) holds its monthly meeting. Stephen Moore, President, Club for Growth will speak. The Club for Growth helps elect candidates who support the Reagan vision of limited government and lower taxes.

July 9, 2004, 7:00pm: While not a political event, this one is still of interest to conservatives. Dawn Eden, conservative writer, will be doing a reading to commemorate the release of a new rock-journalism anthology to which she contributed a chapter: "Kill Your Idols: A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics" edited by the Chicago Sun-Times' Jim DeRogatis along with Carmel Carrillo. Reading/book release party (free) at Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby St. in SoHo (phone: 212-334-3324), with editors
Jim DeRogatis and Carmel Carrillo and other New York/New Jersey contributors. Singer/guitarist Tris McCall will perform songs from albums reviewed in the book. If you attend the Housing Works reading and want to make a night of it, Dawn will be taking the PATH afterwards to Uncle Joe's in Jersey City for an all-rock/no-readings book-releasing party featuring bands playing songs from albums reviewed in the book-including my friends the wonderful Anderson Council.

July 10, 2004, 7:00pm: Same event as the Dawn Eden one above but this one is at Sin-e, 150 Attorney St., a.k.a. "downtown somewhere" (phone: 212-388-0077), again with editors Jim DeRogatis and Carmel Carrillo and other New York/New Jersey contributors. I'll be sandwiched before or between a host of rockers, including Grand Mal (covering Springsteen), Wounded Knees (Jimi Shields/Suzanne Thorpe), The IO's (covering Smashing Pumpkins and Wilco), the Milwaukees and Jim Testa. Tickets for the Sin-e event are available on Ticketweb. They're expecting it to sell out. PLEASE NOTE: If you do go to the Sin-e event, please come early, as Dawn will be reading at the beginning of the show. At 9:30, she must disappear to deejay at the monthly POP GEAR! Sixties multimedia dance party at Rififi at Cinema Classics (East 11th Street between 1st and 2nd aves.), a free event to which you're also invited. She'll be deejaying at POP GEAR! from 10 to 11 and then dancing 'til midnight, when she turn into a pumpkin (it's a work night).

July 13, 2004, 7:00pm: Bush 2004 Meetup at Manhattan Lounge, 1720 2nd Ave between East 89th+90th Streets. All Meetup.com events are free.

July 13, 2004, 6:00pm: School of Applied Politics: Session 4 - Fundraising. This is a class designed for candidates, campaign managers, senior staff members, and serious volunteers who want to achieve an advanced level of knowledge about the campaign process. The session will be taught by Jenny Esterow, a well-known local fundraiser who worked extensively for Rudy Giuliani and other New York City Republican candidates.
Place: Met Club, 122 East 83rd Street. There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP by return e-mail or by calling: 212-288-8606.

July 14, 2004, 6:30 p.m: Republican clubs across the city will gather at the Metropolitan Republican Club, 122 East 83rd Street (between Lexington and Park), to support Anton Srdanovic's campaign to win back the 14th Congressional District. There will be an open bar and live music. Suggested contribution is $50. For further information, email info@AntonForCongress.com or visit www.AntonForCongress.com.

July 15, 2004 7:00pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the state affiliated one) will feature speaker author and columnist Richard Poe. Mr. Poe will be talking about his new book, "Hillary's Secret War". On February 11th, 1998, Hillary Clinton told reporters that the Internet needed an "editing" or "gatekeeping" function. The World Wide Web was out of control, she said. It needed to be reined in. Hillary neglected to mention at the press conference that she had already been waging a secret war to silence Internet dissidents for the last four years. "Hillary's Secret War" tells the story of a group of rebel journalists on the Web who defied an outlaw White House; endured government repression; exposed unspeakable treason at the pinnacle of power and helped change the course of the 2000 election. Their tale has never before been told. As usual, this meeting starts at 7pm, is free of charge, and open to the public. We will be assembling at the Women's Nat'l Republican Club (3 W.51st Street btw 5th & 6th).

July 15, 2004, 7:00pm: The New York City affiliate of the Shooters' Committee on Political Education, a pro-RKBA organization, meets at Charlie Mom's Restaurant, 1491 1st Avenue (between 77th and 78th Streets), at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month except major holidays. Guests are welcome. See their website for additional information.

July 15, 2004, 8:00pm: Rockaway Republicans' Party for the President at Belle Harbor Yacht Club, 127-07 Beach Channel Drive, Belle Harbor, Queens, NY 11694. If you believe, as we do, that the president should be, and deserves to be, re-elected, then join us. We welcome participants from all points on the political spectrum (Democrats, Republicans, independents, etc.) if you want to help us re-elect the president. Refreshments will be served. RSVP is a must. For more information contact Stuart Mirsky, swmirsky@aol.com.

July 21, 2004, 5:45pm: Republican Jewish Coalition Cordially invites you to a Picnic in the Park. Please join us in solidarity with our guests, Israeli victims of terror, visiting New York with the One Family Fund. Central Park, The Ross Pinetum, West side, near 86th Street. Kosher dinner served in accordance with “nine-days” restrictions. Cost: $25 RJC members, $35 non-RJC members. Reservations by July 14. Payment must be received no later than July 19. RSVP to mlichtenstein@rjchq.org or call 212-922-0839. The Republican Jewish Coalition advocates for Jewish causes among Republican decision-makers, and articulates the Republican message to the Jewish community. For more information on the Republican Jewish Coalition, membership, and events, including events around the 2004 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at www.rjchq.org.

July 22, 2004, 7:00pm: Republican Party Meetup. Voting on location will open on July 1. All Meetup.com events are free.

July 22, 2004,7:00pm: Metropolitan Republican Club President Lolita K. Jackson invites you to attend the next President’s Dinner at the Met Club, 122 E. 83rd Street, on Thursday, July 22, 2004. Guest Speaker John Ravitz, Executive Director of NYC Board of Elections. A complete Buffet Dinner will be served with Reception at 7:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:45 p.m., Program at 8:45 p.m. $60 per person. RSVP by Monday, July 19th. Admission by advance purchase only. To RSVP online follow this link: www.metclubnyc.org/pres_din_rsvp.htm Mail checks to: Metropolitan Republican Club,122 East 83rd Street, NYC 10028. Call 212-288-8606 for phone sales. No tickets will be issued, names will be held at the door. Space is limited. Call 212-288-8606 to confirm reservations. No refunds. The club is not responsible for last minute cancellations by the guest speaker. Political contributions are not tax deductible. Check the Met Club web site for news ( www.MetClubNYC.org/news.htm ) and upcoming events( www.MetClubNYC.org/calendar.htm ).

July 27, 2004, 6:30pm: School of Applied Politics: Session 8 Voter Contact.  This is a class designed for candidates, campaign  managers, senior staff members, and serious volunteers who want to achieve an advanced level of  knowledge about the campaign process. Noted political consultant Gerry O’Brien will be the instructor.  This class will be held at the Met Club, 122 East 83rd Street.

July 28, 2004 7pm: Discussion of the state budget, with Liz Krueger, E.J. McMahon, Marcia Van Wagner. Moderator: J.P. Avlon. Shelburne Murray Hill Hotel, 303 Lexington Avenue (between 37th and 38th Streets), Grand Ballroom (main floor). For more information please call the NY Young Republican Club (the independent one) at 212-533-4940 or Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century at 212-979-2218. Free

July 30, 2004, 8:00pm: Please join NYC for Bush for a Party for the President on Friday, July 30,2004, 8-11 pm, UWS. Special guest speaker will be Mark W. Smith, author of The Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. If you have it, bring Mark's book -- he will be doing a book signing. RSVP required. Visit www.nycforbush.com or email george@nycforbush.com for info and to receive an invitation.

July 31, 2004, 10 am to 4 pm:The Conservative Book Discussion club will be setting up a table for Bush every Saturday at 7th Avenue between MSG and Macy’s, between 33rd and 34th Street on the west side of the avenue.  If you'd like to volunteer or want more information, please contact Ray Agostini at r.agostini@att.net.


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