Right Events

This is a place to learn about events of interest to Republicans, conservatives, libertarians or others of a rightward slant in New York City.

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Monday, August 01, 2005


August 3, 2005 7:00pm-8:30pm: The Republican Jewish Coalition Young Professionals Summer Happy Hour! Grab a drink! Mix and Mingle! Meet other Jewish Republicans! At Stitch, 247 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor,(between 7th and 8th Avenue). Cash Bar. Free drink coupon for all current RJC members! Please forward to your friends and colleagues. This event is open to all free of charge. RSVP by phone (212-922-0839) or email (newyork@rjchq.org) by July 29th.

August 3, 2005, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) August Social at The Roof Deck at Red Sky, 47 E. 29th Street (b/w Park & Madison).

August 3, 2005, 8:00pm: Is America a Meritocracy? Todd Seavey will argue yes and Michel "The Brain" Evanchik will argue no, while Richard Ryan moderates. That'll be the Jinx Athenaeum's debate downstairs at Lolita bar on the northeast corner of Broome and Allen on Manhattan’s Lower East Side (one block south, three west of the Delancey Street F J M Z subway stop -- free admission, cash bar).

August 3, 2005, 10:00pm: The legendary 'Wifebeaters' perform at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's. Three of the Wifebeaters are right-leaning bloggers Ivan, Jessica and Yaron. I'm posting this here because I think it's important to support talent that isn't explicitly leftist and the fact that they're at all right-leaning is a bonus. Oh, and they rock. Do try to make it.

August 4, 2005, 6:30pm: Metropolitan Republican Club's "First Thursday" Social at the Metropolitan Republican Club, 122 East 83rd Street (near Lexington Avenue).

August 10, 2005, 7:00PM: The TR/Gramercy Park Republican Group invites you to a fundraiser for the Bill Fling Memorial Internship featuring a presentation on: Jazz & the Cold War at The TR/Gramercy Park Republican Group office, 191 Seventh Avenue #2S (between W. 21st and W. 22nd Streets). Duke Ellington. Lionel Hampton. Willis Conover. They may not be the first names the Cold War brings to mind. Yet they played important roles spreading American jazz, with its message of freedom, behind the Iron Curtain. Join The TR/Gramercy Park Republican Group for a fundraiser for the Bill Fling Memorial Internship fund and enjoy a presentation on Jazz and the Cold War led by TR/Gramercy Park Republican Group Secretary and NYU-SCPS Adjunct Faculty Member Joe Bendel. We will listen to audio selections from many jazz giants directly related to their musical service to America during the struggle with Communism, including several analog gems still not available on CD. Come enjoy the uniquely American music of jazz and help remember Bill Fling, a truly unique American. While jazz survey courses at NYU SCPS usually cost over $300.00, we are only asking for $20.00($10.00 for members of The TR/Gramercy Park Republican Group). Light refreshments and open bar included as well as a chance to win several hardcover books of Republican interest.

August 11, 2005, 7:30pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) will hold its monthly meeting. The guest speaker will be Nicole Gelinas, a contributing editor at the Manhattan Institute's City Journal. Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club, 283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor. Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2. We always head out for drinks after the meeting, so please join us. *** New After-Meeting Place *** Margarita Murphy's, 591 Third Ave. Between 38th and 39th streets.

August 18, 2005, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) monthly meeting will feature speaker Lawrence Kudlow, commentator and CEO of Kudlow & Company, LLC at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, just off Park Avenue. The New York Young Republican Club meets on the third Thursday of every month. We encourage all Republicans ages 18-40 to attend. Business attire required.

August 18, 2005, 7:00pm: Show of the documentary "Paperclips," sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition. "Paperclips" is a moving and inspiring documentary that follows students from a small Tennessee town as they attempt to collect 6 million paperclips to remember those lost in the Holocaust. The screening followed by a question-and-answer period with the film's producer, Matthew Hiltzik. Tribeca Theatre (I not sure which theater this is; please ask for the address when you RSVP.) RSVP by August 12 by e-mail or phone. 212-922-0839 or NewYork@RJCHQ.org. $10 for all current RJC members. $20 for all nonmembers. (Thanks to Toni for this listing).

August 24, 2005, 7:00pm: Robert Hornak and the Young Republican Club are sponsoring a fundraiser for Josh Yablon for City Council. Please join us and enjoy the company of a great group of people who are working to help make New York City a better place. Also, we now have a Yahoo discussion group to help keep you posted on campaign events. Click on this link to see it: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/joshyablon4nycitycouncil/ This will take place at Providence, 311 West 57th Street. The party will run from 7pm to 9pm. The suggested donation is $30.

August 25, 2005, 9:00 pm: A Republican comedian, Anne Lee, from San Francisco (!) will perform at The Hole, 107 MacDougal Street. Please tell the manager you're there to see her.

August 27, 2005, The NYYRC (the state-party affiliated one) will be engaging in a large voter registration/voter outreach campaign in key districts in the City. In Manhattan, at the Gramercy Park Fair (Third Avenue between East 14th and 23rd Streets – meet at the corner of 3rd Ave & 23rd Street) and at Grand Central Station (meet at the clock/information desk in the middle of Grand Central) we will be registering voters from 10AM to 5 and passing out literature related to the Bloomberg for Mayor campaign (and potentially the local Republican City Council campaigns). In Brooklyn, we will be meeting at the office of Pat Russo for City Council (441 Bayridge Parkway (75th Street b/w 4th and 5th Aves. Take the N/R (N is express/ R runs local) to 77 Street) and helping register voters in the Bayridge area of Brooklyn, a likely hiding place for future Republican registrants. We will also be passing out literature related to the Bloomberg for Mayor and Pat Russo for City Council Campaigns. This event has the chance to have a great impact on the Mayor’s race and the local races. Every Republican Registration we get is one more vote for a Republican City government and the success of the past 12 years. Please RSVP to president@nyyrc.com by Friday at 5 pm if you can come. When you do so, I will give you “day-of” contact information for the people heading up each site.

August 31, 2005, 7:00pm: The Womens' National Republican Club Young Professionals Hot August Night Under the Stars event at The Women's National Republican Club, Inc. 3 W 51st Street b/w 5th & 6th Avenues. Music by Fritz Henry, Open Bar & Full Buffet. YRs - $40 DRESS: SUMMER CHIC