NEW YORK Election night is fast approaching, and there's no shortage of viewing parties, panel discussions, and patriotic cocktails planned for the big night. Here's a smattering of some of the most notable events on deck in New York on November 4:
Glamour and GQ, along with Harvey Weinstein and Georgette Mosbacher, are throwing a private, invitation-only party produced by Wise & Company. Producers didn't divulge the location of the 350-guest event, but we hear they'll be reveling at Public House.
“We chose somewhere in Midtown to make it easily accessible for all guests. We also wanted to find a great space where everyone can be together the entire time without any areas sectioned off,” said producer Dina Shapiro Wise, president of Wise & Company. “We also needed to find a space with enough screens to project coverage from various networks. We plan on showing eight different channels of coverage and needed a location that could accommodate for that,” added Jennifer Peters, Glamour's director of special events.
For the bipartisan mix of New York social figures, press, and business people, the event will also feature Barack Obama and John McCain collectibles like buttons and playing cards.
The Washington Post and its online subsidiary, Slate magazine, will head up to New York for the big night. Both publications have a joint viewing party set for Espace, though it's strictly invite only.
Elsewhere, The New York Times will hold one of its “TimesTalks” at the TimesCenter. The newspaper's political journalist Matt Bai will moderate a panel of colleagues that includes executive editor Bill Keller, columnist Frank Rich, and news managing editor Jill Abramson. The sold-out event will include “all-American” food and drink.
Uptown, the 92nd Street Y will offer a reception and viewing with commentary from former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather.
And lest the night be all serious, new Midtown East nightclub Haven has booked Amber Lee Ettinger—better known as Obama Girl—and the troupe behind satirical music video site barelypoltical.com to entertain a crowd of reporters, socialites, and local celebrities.
As for the public, there'll be plenty of viewings at restaurants and bars. Aspen Restaurant and Lounge, MTV, the New York Young Republicans, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, and Planned Parenthood aren't charging admission for their respective events.