APRIL LIST OF EVENTS (Updated all the time, check back regularly)
April 4, 2007, 8:00pm: Todd Seavey presents a debate: It's violin-playing Mitchell Johnson vs. occasional pop producer Chris Maguire on the question "Is Classical Music Better than the Music of Today?", on the basement level of Lolita Bar (266 Broome St. at Allen St., one block south and three west of the Delancey St. F, J, M, Z subway stop on the Lower East Side). Free admission. Moderated by Michel Evanchik and hosted by Todd Seavey. The audience will vote at the end, perhaps revealing in the process whether they rock or rococo.
April 11, 2007, 7pm - 10pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) April Social. Come drink, socialize, network, meet new friends, and just enjoy being around others who think like you. With over 60 people attending last month's social at Solas, this month's social aims to be one of the best yet. Mantra, 986 2nd Avenue btn. 52nd & 53rd Streets
April 12, 2007, 6:30pm-9:00pm: Met Club First Thursday meeting. 122 East 83rd Street btn. Park & Lexington Avenues. Snacks & refreshments served. $10 for members and their guests, $15 for nonmembers (THE DATE FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED DUE TO HOLIDAYS).
April 12, 2007, 7:00pm: Brooklyn Young Republican Club Tax Refund Social- The Brooklyn YR Club is pleased to invite you to our first annual "Tax Refund Social" on Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. at newly opened hot spot Yellow Hook Grille (7003 Third Avenue). Admission is free and there will be complementary pizza and a cash bar. In addition you can win "Tax Refund" gift certificates from popular Brooklyn restaurants. Raffle tickets for these prizes are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
April 12 2007, 7:30pm: New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) Scheduled Speakers: Steve Malanga, Senior Fellow from Manhattan Institute and contributing editor to City Journal. Prior to joining City Journal, Malanga was executive editor of Crain’s New York Business for seven years, serving on the publication’s editorial board and writing a weekly column. He also supervised special projects, including investigative stories. Spc Rob Lauer, a US Army Military serviceman and founder of WarriorPAC. Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor. Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2. After-politics Socializing. Come join us afterwards for drinks at: Margarita Murphy's, 591 Third Avenue, Between 38th and 39th streets.
April 13 and April 14, 2007, 8:00pm: The NY Post's Robert George will be performing improv with a talented cast of performers in The Yes Show. If you're a fan of "Who's Line Is It Anyway" -- or would like to figure out what those folks on NBC's "Thank God You're Here" should really be doing -- come to The Yes Show. Location: Stonestreet Sudios, 48 W. 21st Street, Eighth Floor. Cost: $15 gets you great improv AND free beer! What a deal!
April 15, 2007, 8:00pm: Robert George returns to the stand-up stage for another partnership with the good (though deeply misguided) folks from "Laughing Liberally." Last summer's "Laughing With The Enemy" was so much fun (catch the excerpt right here), we decided to do another go-round. Appropriately enough, it's on the traditional Tax Day (don't worry, procrastinators, you can come see the show: Uncle Sam has given East Coast folks two extra days to file -- no joke!). I'll be exploring such diverse topics as the articulateness of Barack Obama and the, ahem, "abortive" presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani! On the left will be:
Lee Camp, Costaki Economopoulos, Katie Halper. On the right will be: Greg Banks, Robert A. George (Oh, yeah, that's me!), Daniel Nainan. Location: The Tank, 279 Church Street (between Franklin & White) in Tribeca. Cost: $10 (more ruthlessly inexpensive humor -- though I can't promise free beer at this one).
April 17, 2007, 6:30pm – 8:00; Free and open to the public: The Smith Family Foundation presents a debate: Civil Rights & Urban Education: What is necessary to overcome educational Inequality? PARTICIPANTS: HAROLD FORD JR., Former Congressman, Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, Professor of Public Policy, Vanderbilt University and CLINT BOLICK, President and General Counsel, Alliance for School Choice, Co-Founder, Institute for Justice, Author: Voucher Wars; Moderator PHILIP HAMBURGER, Professor, Columbia Law. TIME ADDRESS/LOCATION: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall @ 116th and Amsterdam (Enter on 116th, Room 104)Subway: 1/9 train to 116th Street station EVENT DESCRIPTION: Today, more than fifty years since Brown v. Board of Education and twenty years since the landmark report A Nation at Risk, the public education problems they identified still exist. No Child Left Behind nationally along with state-based litigation to increase educational spending are the latest attempts to address these problems. However, improved student outcomes remain illusive. Most acknowledge the biggest problems are in our urban schools. Is there any hope to close the learning gap? Can we expect our existing system to succeed after so many disappointments? Is New York City’s recent experiment with stronger leadership and centralization working? Alternatively, is more decentralization, parental choice and school based competition the answer?
April 19th, 2007, 7:30 - 9:30pm:SUICIDE KILLERS, A documentary by Pierre Rehov. Where: The Millennium Theater, 66th E. 4th St. (between Bowery and Second Ave.). Co-sponsored by: Young Jewish Leadership PAC, New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) FREE to fully-paid YJLPAC members, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE to NYYRC 2007 members, RSVP to email@example.com. Non-Members: only $5! Come see this amazing documentary film that takes the audience on a disturbing journey deep into a culture that few can comprehend – that of suicide bombers. Filmmaker Pierre Rehov examines the phenomenon of suicide bombers through rare and never-before-seen interviews with actual family members of terrorists, the prisoners whose bombing attempts have been thwarted, and exclusive footage of a terror bomber as he prepares for a mission! This film provides a message of urgency for increasing our understanding of the psychopathological dynamics of these terrorist bombers. You will finally gain insight to how these human bombs “tick”. It was called "A chilling portrait" by the L.A. Times and "A fascinating look into the minds of suicide bombers" by CNN. Better yet, it was produced by one of our very own New York City Jewish Republicans, Lisa Magnas, who will be on hand to answer questions.
April 19, 2007, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) April Meeting. Featured speaker to be Ed Cox, John McCain’s point man in New York, for his Presidential campaign. Like we mentioned last month, the NYYRC does not make endorsements, but we encourage our members to meet the candidates and their representatives and choose which candidate they wish to support. We will also be holding the election of our Club officers, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Advisors. Please join us to vote. The meeting begins promptly at 7pm at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th, close to Park Avenue. Business attire required. Please turn off your cell phone and check your coat upon entry. Meetings are always free and open to the public.