DECEMBER LIST OF EVENTS
December 3, 2005, 3:00pm: The Bronx Conservative Party will hold its annual Holiday party at the Morris Park Civic Association this Saturday, December 3rd, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The party will be held at 1824 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx. For further information, call Bronx Conservative Party Chairman Bill Newmark at 718-822-0504. By public transportation: Take the #2 or 5 train to East 180 St. Then take the #21 bus to Bronxdale and Morris Park Avenue. Walk left 1-2 blocks from Morris Park Avenue on Bronxdale Avenue to 1824 Bronxdale Avenue. Admission is $20.
December 7, 2005, 8pm: The Jinx Athenaeum presents a debate, moderated by Michel "The Brain" Evanchik, between the lovelorn man known as The Anonymous Blogger and literary agent Hillery Borton (soon to be one of the women immortalized on the VH1 dating show tentatively titled_Crushed Out_, premiering around February 2006) on the question: Is Dating Tougher for Men or Women? Downstairs at Lolita bar (free admission, cash bar), northeast corner of Broome and Allen on Manhattan's Lower East Side, one block south and three west of the Delancey St. subway stop.
December 7, 2005, 7-10pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) will hold a Support Our Troops December Social at Dewey's Flatiron, 210 Fifth Avenue between 25+26th streets. $5 suggested minimum donation to Helping Our Heroes Foundation.
December 8, 2005, 7:30pm: The New York Young Republican Club Monthly Meeting (the independent one) featured speaker this month is Bret Schundler, the intrepid former Jersey City Mayor and NJ Gubernatorial Candidate. 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. After-politics Socializing: We always head out for drinks after the meeting, so please join us at Margarita Murphy's, 591 Third Ave. Between 38th and 39th streets
December 11, 2005, 4:00 – 6:00 pm: The Jewish Policy Center invites you to join us for a provocative and insightful Policy Forum on “Liberal Roots and Conservative Solutions” A Jewish, Conservative View of Policy Issues Concerning the Jewish Community. Our Distinguished Panel: Michael Medved (Moderator). Author, syndicated radio host, & JPC Fellow Mona Charen. Author, columnist, & JPC Fellow David Frum. Resident Fellow – American Enterprise Institute, author & JPC Fellow. Michael Ledeen Resident Scholar – American Enterprise Institute, author & JPC Fellow. Daniel Pipes, Director, Middle East Forum & JPC Fellow. Kosher dessert reception. Admission is free but seating is limited. For security reasons, RSVP by phone is required. To RSVP, call 1-866-341-1411. West Side Institutional Synagogue, 120 West 76th Street, New York, NY 10023 (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues).
December 13, 2005, Reception 6:00 PM; Debate 7:00 PM: Federalist Society Debate: Should Courts Order School Funding? MICHAEL HEISE, Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Law, MICHAEL A. REBELL, Adjunct Professor and Lecturer in Law, Teachers' College of Columbia University and Columbia University School of Law, HON. LORETTA A. PRESKA, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York (Moderator) LOCATION: The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street. COST: The event is free of charge and open to the public. No Reservations are required.
December 13, 2005, 6:30pm (prompt): The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a debate Resolved: Radical Islam is Taking Over Europe: Is a WWII war spirit necessary to save Western Civilization? Featuring Tony Blankley Editorial Page Editor The Washington Times Author: The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations? VS. Jonathan Clarke Research Fellow, Cato Institute Counselor, British Diplomatic Service (Retired) Author: America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order. Moderator Harvey Shapior Contibuting Editor, Institutional Investor. The French riots have drawn the world's attention to Europe's problem with immigrant assimilation. The riots have hit almost three hundred communities and thousands have been arrested. In Holland the brutal murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh has hardened this traditionally liberal society. The bombings in London and Madrid have had similarly significant political implications. Some point to these isolated immigrant communities as the breeding ground for radical Islam and terrorists like Mohammed Atta and Richard Reid. Others say that the problems are not rooted Islam but rather in racism, poverty, and alienation. To what extent have the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan exacerbated the problem? What short-term and long-term strategies should Europe employ to prevent and combat these threats? Are there lessons that America can offer on the assimilation of immigrants? Does the U.S. have a good understanding of these events? (Free and open to the public - Reception to follow). The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York (Corner of 34th Street & 5th Avenue).
December 17, 2005, 7:15PM-10:15PM: New York State Young Republicans Annual Holiday Dinner. Domenico's 120 East 40th Street, NY, NY. $60 per person (Cash at Door/Check via Mail). Enjoy open bar for the cocktail hour, full meal with beer, wine and soda and dessert! Network with your fellow YR's and Alumni from around New York and the country (Maryland, Virginia, Puerto Rico, North Dakota, Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, New Jersey and many more to name a few from previous dinners).
December 20, 2005, 6:00pm: Please join the Irish-American Republicans for our 2005 Annual Christmas Party at the offices of Global Excess Partners, 555 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York. $50 per person, RSVP: 518-209-1916.