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Monday, November 01, 2004


November 1, 2004, 6:00pm: First Monday reception featuring Susanne Townsend, author of the cookbook 'How to eat like a Republican'. At the Women's National Republican Club, 3 West 51st Street. Free.

November 2, 2004, 9:00pm: Results watching party with the New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) in a suite at the Salisbury Hotel, 123 W 57th St (bet 6th & 7th).

November 3, 2004, 7:00 PM: Townhall Conservative Meetup at Manhattan Lounge, 1720 2nd Ave bet 89th & 90th. All meetup.com events are free. This meetup has the potential to be a big celebratory event or a commiserating one.

November 4, 2004, 6:30pm: On the first Thursday of each month, monthly informal social for Met Club members and their guests. Prospective members also welcomed. $10 at the door. It's an evening to enjoy good political debate combined with good refreshments and even better company.

November 9, 2004, 6:30 P.M. Prompt. The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Presents a debate: The West Side Stadium: An effective stimulus or an unaffordable subsidy? Featuring Richard Ravitch, Former MTA Commissioner, David I. Weprin, Chair of the City Council Finance Committee, Thomas K. Wright, Regional Plan Association, John H. Alschuler Jr., President HR&A. Moderator Craig Whitaker, President, City Club of NY. This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow. The Bloomberg Administration sees the proposed West Side Stadium as the linchpin of a variety of goals: a Javits Center expansion, a key to attracting the 2012 Olympics, a spur for far West Side development, and a way of bringing professional football back to New York City. Critics claim it's a hugely expensive project for something that will get only minimal long-term use. Is this project a winner for the citizens and taxpayers of New York? At The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York (Corner of 34th Street & 5th Avenue). RSVP on the Smith Family Foundation website.

November 9, 2004, 7:00 PM Bush in 2004 Meetup at Manhattan Lounge, 1720 2nd Ave bet 89th & 90th. All meetup.com events are free. I assume this meetup is happening regardless of the result of the election.

November 10, 2004, 7:30pm: The Columbia College Conservative Club hosts the following debate, 'Is the NEA Good for America?' This debate is open to the public in Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104. Jerome Greene Hall is located at 435 West 116th Street, which is between Amsterdam and Morningside Avenues. Mark Bauerlein, Director of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will argue in the affirmative, while James Panero, Associate Editor of the New Criterion,
will argue in opposition.

November 11, 2004, 7:30pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) holds its monthly meeting. Speaker will be Joel Mowbray, writer for National Review and currently blogging on Red State. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club, 283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor. Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2.

November 12, 2004, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm: Best of Reason Magazine at Greenwich Village Barnes & Noble, 396 Ave of the Americas at 8th Street. Featuring Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason; Brian Doherty, senior editor of Reason and author of This Is Burning Man; and Joe Bob Briggs, contributor to Choice and author of Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies That Changed History! The freewheeling panel discussion will be moderated by Joe Garden, staff writer for The Onion and coauthor Citizen You: Helping Your Government Help Itself. Choice: The Best of Reason, edited by Nick Gillespie, illustrates how Reason is reframing political discussions in terms of choice vs. control rather than right vs. left or conservative vs. liberal.

November 13, 2004, 10:00pm: This isn't a political event but one of the hosts is wonderful conservative writer and thinker Dawn Eden. Jeff "The Platter Puss" Shore is back, puttin' down the crazee sounds this Sat. Nite at RiFiFi. Drink/Dance to the Boss choices from his vault of Garage, Soul, Freakbeat and Mod movers w/ DJs Kittybeat, Michael Lynch & Dawn Eden. Trippy clips of strobe-lit 60s clubs with the cheapest psychedelic effects ever! Film projections of West Coast Hippie outfits - The Grape, The Airplane & Iron Butterfly - plus - The Fantasy! New Society Band! & Stoneground! (we never heard of 'em either) POP GEAR! @ RiFiFi / Cinema Classics 332 East 11th Street (btwn 1st and 2nd Aves). Dancing all night till 4am. No cover. Big dance floor. Good time guaranteed.

November 16, 2004, 8:00pm: The New Criterion hosts a weekly Happy Hour at Fitzpatrick's on East 85th and 2nd Avenue. More information on their blog.

November 17, 2004, 6:30pm: Met Club Guest Speaker Program. Author Stephanie Stokes Oliver talks about her new book "Song For My Father: Memoir of an All-American Family." It's about her father Charles Stokes, a prominent African-American member of the National Republican Party during the twentieth century. He was Seattle's first African-American attorney in private practice, became Seattle's first black legislator and eventually ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 1960. The book also deals with the author's childhood growing up as the daughter of an African-American Republican in the 1960s and 70s. Author Bio: Stephanie Stokes Oliver worked at Glamour and then Essence magazine, where she eventually became editor. Ms. Oliver then started Heart & Soul magazine and became its founding editor in chief and is now president of SSO Communications. No charge for attending. Books will be available for purchase.

November 17, 2004, 7:00pm: The Republican Jewish Coalition will host a victory party celebrating the Republican wins of 2004. At Star Nightclub, 246 Columbus Avenue, between 71st and 72nd streets. Free to RJC members (includes one complimentary drink), Non-RJC members $25, includes admission, food, one drink voucher. Please RSVP by November 11th to newyork@rjchq.org or 212-922-0839.

November 18, 2004, 7:00pm: Republican Party Meetup at Typhoon, 22 East 54th St between 5th Ave & Madison Ave on the 2nd floor.

November 18, 2004, 7:00pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) at at the Women's National Republican Club, 3 West 51st Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Speaker will be Thomas Lipscomb. Thomas H. Lipscomb is the Chairman of the Center for the Digital Future in New York. He was a founder and CEO of two public companies in digital technology and holds five patents. He has been an executive in several media companies, most recently as CEO of Times Books, and he has written articles for publications such as Chicago Sun Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post,The Wall Street Journal, and NY Sun. Mr. Lipscomb will be giving us a post election analysis. As usual this meeting is free an open to the public and we encourage all members to bring someone new to the NYYRC.

November 18, 2004, 6:00pm: Please join the Friends of The New Criterion to celebrate the publication of Zero Meridian, Poems by Deborah Warren, Winner of the fourth annual New Criterion Poetry Prize. At The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th St. RSVP to Dawn Steeves. Email: steeves at newcriterion.com (replace the 'at' with @) or Phone: (212) 247-6980. We are grateful to Donald & Patricia Oresman for sponsoring this event.

November 23, 2004, 8:00pm: The New Criterion hosts a weekly Happy Hour at Fitzpatrick's on East 85th and 2nd Avenue. More information on their blog.

November 23, 2004, 7:00pm: The NYYRC (the state party affiliated one) Fall Celebration will be held at Domenicos, 120 E 40th btwn Lex and Park (closer to Lex). There will be 3 hours open bar and lots of passed hors d'oeuvres, salmon, beef, chicken and shrimp skewers, marinated mozzarella, chicken parm fingers. This is the event of the year and is only open to members. PLEASE send and email to RSVP@NYYRC.COM by November 18th or the following costs go up: Members: $60; Non-Members who wish to also join: $75 ($20 off regular dues) & Non-Members wishing to attend the event ONLY: $90. **The NYYRC will also hold a food drive in conjunction with the Fall Celebration. We ask for your donation of non-perishable food items that will help to end hunger in communities throughout New York City.**

November 29, 2004, 7:30pm: Nuclear Iran: Contingencies and Consequences". Please come to a discussion about the geopolitical and strategic implications of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons, with Dr. Andrew Apostolou, VP of Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Sponsored by the Columbia University CRs, Netzach Yisrael, Students United for America and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. The event is at Columbia University 517 Hamilton Hall.

November 29, 2004, 7:00pm: Bret Schundler for NJ Governor Event Featuring Steve Forbes and Peggy Noonan at the Harborside Club Atrium, Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ. Ticket Price: $500.00. Maximum Contribution $2,600.00. Discounted tickets available from the NYYRC (the independent one). Please email Schundler Host Committee member Robert Hornak at RobertH@nycyr.org ASAP for more information).

November 30, 2004, 8:00pm: The New Criterion hosts a weekly Happy Hour at Fitzpatrick's on East 85th and 2nd Avenue. More information on their blog


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