JANUARY LIST OF EVENTS (Check back often, list is updated all the time):
January 2, 2008, 8:00pm: Debates at Lolita Bar. Or monologue, in this case: “What I Learned in Hillsboro,” by quintessential New York resident Michael Malice, co-author with Ultimate Fighting champion Matt Hughes (from Hillsboro, IL) of the Hughes bio _Made in America_, hosted by Todd Seavey. Signed Hughes bookplates will be available for free for those who bring their copy of _Made in America_, available at all bookstores on Jan. 1, 2008 (the day BEFORE Mr. Malice’s appearance at Lolita with the bookplates). Free admission, cash bar. Basement level of Lolita Bar at 266 Broome St. at the corner of Allen St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, one block south and three west of the Delancey St. F, J, M, Z subway stop.
January 9, 2008, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) January Social. DRINK SPECIALS: $5 cosmos, appletinis, watermelon martinis; $4 select drafts. We're sick of liberals just as much as you are. Dip, 416 3rd Avenue (between 29th & 30th Streets).
January 10, 2008, 6:30pm: Metropolitan Republican Club presents First Thursday (special date this month), its monthly informal social. $10 at the door for members, $15 at the door for non-members, includes all refreshments. Met Club, 122 East 83rd Street (between Lexington and Park).
January 10, 2008, 7:30pm: New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) Speakers Forum featuring: Curtis Sliwa is the founder of the Guardian Angels and hosts WABC Radio from 5:00 to 6:00AM every weekday . From 2000 until November 2007, Sliwa co-hosted "Curtis and Kuby in the Morning" with leftist lawyer Ron Kuby and a television show, "Curtis and Kuby", on MSNBC in 2002-2003. Mario Bruno is New York State Executive Director for the Rudy Giuliani for Presidential campaign. He served as Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and was originally appointed by Mayor Giuliani. Jo Jensen is executive director of Students for Saving Social Security. Students for Saving Social Security is a grassroots network on college campuses across the country. They represent the interests of our generation by advocating for genuine Social Security reform through personal ownership. Soldiers', Sailors', Marines' & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor. Business Casual requested. Please be on time. Come join us afterwards for drinks at: Margarita Murphy's, 591 Third Avenue, Between 38th and 39th streets.
January 17, 2008, 7:00pm: Come join the NYYRC (the state-party affiliated one) Members and Non-members alike to hear from Jonah Goldberg, editor of the National Review! WNRC 3 W 51st btwn 5th and 6th.
January 23, 2008, 6:30 P.M. Prompt(Free and open to the public): The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a Discussion: Is the War on Terror is a threat to liberty and security? Featuring Ivan Eland , Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Peace and Liberty, The Independent Institute, Author:The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed and Putting “Defense” Back into U.S. Defense Policy, as well as The Efficacy of Economic Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool. Andrew C. McCarthy, Director, Center for Law and Counterterrorism, Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Andrew C. McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor and a Contributor at National Review Online. From 1993 through 1996, while an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he led the prosecution against the jihad organization of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, in which a dozen Islamic militants were convicted of conducting a war of urban terrorism against the United States that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Moderator: Julian Morris, Executive Director, International Policy Network. Co-Sponsors: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, International Policy Network, The Independent Institute On September 20, 2001, in the aftermath of the atrocious mass murders committed by members of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, George W. Bush initiated a “war on terror”, which, he vowed. “will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.” More than six years later, there seems to be no end in sight to this war. Supporters of the war say that it has made America a safer place. However, critics contend that not only has the war cost hundreds of billions of dollars, necessitating increases in federal taxes, as well as imposing further restrictions on the liberty of US citizens, but it has actually been counterproductive, acting as a recruitment vehicle for terrorists. Donnell Public Library, 20 West 53rd Street(Between 5th and 6th avenue).
January 27, 2008, 10:30 Late registration, 11:00 Convention business/election of officers, 1:00 Lunch, 2:00 Speakers: Manhattan Libertarian Party Annual Convention. More details here.
January 28, 2008, 8:00pm: NYYRC (the state-party affiliated one) will co-host a bi-partisan State of the Union watch party. Watch Bush's final State of the Union at a festive fete with political friends --whether you cheer or you jeer, sigh, cry or just say goodbye...all while playing a drinking game of course. Attendees of all stripes welcome to join this true political party. Drinks will be available or bring your own (bring enough to share & make a new friend) FREE Admission, DCTV - 87 Lafayette St. btw Walker & White (below Canal) 6,A,C,E,N,Q,R,W to Canal Street. Hosted by Living Liberally, GenerationEngage, the NY Young Republican Club, Inc. and the NY Young Democrats.