NYC Convention Watch Parties

Free Admission. Cheap Beer. Big Screens. Special Guests. Comedy. Trivia. Prizes. Oh, and Conventions.

Living Liberally, the Manhattan Young Dems, Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century, Democracy For New York City, The Albany Project and other progressive partners invite you to 8 nights of Democratic and Republican Convention Watch Parties at The Tank (except when noted).

Day-By-Day Schedule
All Events FREE; 7-11pm
at The Tank (except where noted)

Mon, Aug 25—Kick-Off Festivities with Laughing Liberally comedy throughout the night
Tues, Aug 26 (6pm)—– Let Your Voice Be Heard – an Open Mic on your vision for the next Prez streamed to Denver, hosted by the Manhattan Young Dems
Wed, Aug 27— Political Pub Trivia hosted by The Big Quiz Thing’s Noah Tarnow
Thurs, Aug 28—Obama's Acceptance speech (and drinking game)

CANCELED: Mon, Sep 1—Bush's Last Stand & Labor Day Barbecue
Tues, Sep 2— Political Pub Trivia, hosted by The Big Quiz Thing’s Noah Tarnow
Wed, Sep 3—Laughing Liberally (comedy throughout the night)
Thurs, Sep 4—McCain's Acceptance speech (and drinking game) – with special guest Markos Moulitsas Zuniga founder of Daily Kos, author of “Taking on the System”

MORE INFO ON CONVENTIONS @ THE TANK EVENTS

Below are descriptions of each evening. All events are FREE; times are 7pm-11pm except where noted; the location is The Tank @ DCTV, 87 Lafayette, except where noted. The guest list is still in formation and line-up is subject to change.

Mon, Aug 25—Kick-Off Festivities with Laughing Liberally comedy throughout the night. Featuring performers from Comedy Central, MTV, The Onion, 236.com and its national tour, Laughing Liberally delivers smart, savvy, surprising laughter from the Left. Tonight, comedians will perform in between major speeches – and may offer some commentary during as well. Hosted by Elon James White. With Harry Terjanian, Myq Kaplan & Benari Poulten.

Tues, Aug 26 (6pm)—– Let Your Voice Be Heard – an Open Mic. The Manhattan Young Dems invite activists, artists, electeds & all attendees to tell Barack Obama & the Democratic Party what direction they want the country to go. Offer commentary, comedy, poetry, music, rants -- as long as it's no more than 3 minutes, it's welcome -- and we'll stream your views live to Denver & the Democratic Convention. It will also be the night of Senator Hillary Clinton’s speech.

Wed, Aug 27— The Big Quiz Thing’s Noah Tarnow Hosts Political Pub Trivia. On the night of the VP nominee’s speech and President Clinton’s address, the host of popular regular quiz night brings game show-style fun – and great prizes – to the political arena. Attendees encouraged to test their trivial abilities, in between the night’s major speeches.

Thurs, Aug 28—Obama's Acceptance speech (and drinking game). The nominee will speak – on the 45th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech – and we will be ready to toast the moment…with a Drinking Liberally-patented drinking game of course.

CANCELED Mon, Sep 1—Bush's Last Stand (4-7pm at Rudy’s Bar – 9th & 44th). The GOP canceled their own Convention...that's how much they didn't want Bush to speak.

Tues, Sep 2— The Big Quiz Thing’s Noah Tarnow Hosts Political Pub Trivia. If Rudy 9iu11iani is speaking, you’ll need a drink…and the host of the local popular quiz night will give you the chance to win drinks and other prizes as he tests the trivial strengths of audience members in and around the GOP’s major speeches of the night.

Wed, Sep 3—Laughing Liberally (comedy throughout the night). As the GOP Vice Presidential nominee addresses America, you may need to laugh to keep from crying. Fortunately, Laughing Liberally comedians from Comedy Central, the Onion, MTV and 236 are here to help, with comedy between the speeches…and some commentary during as well. Hosted by Elon James White. With Baratunde Thurston, Harry Terjanian, Myq Kaplan, Jamie Kilstein and Michael Hayne.

Thurs, Sep 4—McCain's Acceptance speech (and drinking game). Special Guest Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, founder of Daily Kos, will be on hand to comment on the GOP nominee’s address (and sign his new book “Taking on the System”) – and drinks will be on hand to help wash McCain’s speech down…as Drinking Liberally offers a drinking game to toast the end of Convention fever.