Thursday, August 26, 2004


Will you be in New York City for the Republican Convention? This list of parties, entertainment, and entertainers for the ConFab comes from a variety of sources: news reports, secret lists, personal invites, phone calls, e-mails, snooping on colleagues desks, overheard conversations, etc. I received it from a friend.

Just because you know where the party is doesn't mean you're getting in. Most of these are invitation only. Still, it might be nice to mill about outside the venues making your opinion and presence known (without breaking the law, of course)!

I have bolded the names of Republican entertainers so you can stop consuming their products.


9 p.m.: Media Party at the Time Warner Center.

SUNDAY, 29 AUG 04:

10 a.m.: Israel Project event at Baruch College.
Noon: Host Committee BBQ at the Gracie Mansion.
Noon: Brunch honoring Denny Hastert at Tavern on the Green.
1 p.m.: Log Cabin Republicans and Mike Bloomberg Event at Bryant Park.
3 p.m.: Republican Main Street Partnership event with singer Faith Hill.
5 p.m.: Salute to Broadway. Mike Bloomberg's Welcoming Party on Broadway.
5 p.m.: RGA "Martinis in Manhattan" Reception at the New York Palace Hotel.
5 p.m.: Gov. George Pataki Welcome Party on Ellis Island.
5 p.m.: NRCC Salute to Tom Reynolds and Mike Rogers at the New York Yacht Club.
5 p.m.: NFIB First Tee Golf Event with John Boehner at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
5 p.m.: Kerr-McGee Reception with Don Nickles at the Mandarin Oriental.
6 p.m.: RSLC Opening Dinner at the Stone Rose.
6 p.m.: NRSC Welcome Reception at the Intrepid.
6:30 p.m.: Arnold Schwarzenegger Parkison Benefit with Michael J. Fox at Sky Room.
7 p.m.: Americans for Tax Reform present the Hotline Comedy Show at Tishman Auditorium at the New School University.
7 p.m.: RNC Regents/Rangers Event with a concert by Linda Eder at the Lincoln Center.
7 p.m.: CNN "Capital Gang" Reception at the Time Warner Center.
9 p.m.: "R: The Party" hosted by Jenna and Barbara Bush featuring Stephen Baldwin, Barret Swatek, Angie Harmon, Jason Sehorn, Aaron Buerge, the Gatlin Brothers, Bo Derek, and Ric Flair at the Roseland Ballroom.
9 p.m.: Deloitte Sunday Night Fever event honor Vito Fossella featuring Gloria Gaynor at the Irving Ballroom.
9 p.m.: David Dreier Bowling Event at Bowlmoor Lanes.
10 p.m.: A Tribute To Southern Leadership at the Crobar.

MONDAY, 30 AUG 04:

9:30 a.m.: Breakfast with CNN execs and anchors at the CNN Convention Diner (Tick Tock Diner).
11 a.m.: RAGA Brunch at Loft 11.
11:30 a.m.: NFIB Luncheon at the Museum of the City of NY.
Noon: NRSC Luncheon at the Tavern on the Green.
Noon: Warrior Foundation Luncheon honoring Rudy Giuliani at Cipriani.
1 p.m.: Host Committee event honoring Ted Stevens and Don Young at Gracie Mansion.
1:30 p.m.: W Stands for Women Briefing at the Waldorf-Astoria.
4:30 p.m.: A New England Clambake honoring Mitt Romney featuring Joe Piscopo and his 17-piece band at the Flight Deck.
5 p.m.: RGA hosts a "New York Night at Noche" at Noche.
5 p.m.: Americans for Tax Reform event at the Yacht Club.
5:30 p.m.: NRSC Dinner with James Inhofe, Norm Coleman, and Orrin Hatch at Morton's.
5:30 p.m.: Creative Coalition** Event with Joe Pantoliano, Tony Goldwyn, and Ron Reagan at Kenneth Cole.
6 p.m.: ACE-O salutes the House Financial Services Committee featuring Frank Sinatra Jr. at the Rainbow Room.
6 p.m.: Diamier Chrysler-Union Pacific event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
6 p.m.: Salute to Ed Gillespie at Gustavino's.
7 p.m.: Real Estate Roundtable honoring George Allen at La Goulue.
8 p.m.: Salute to TX GOPers at the China Club.
9 p.m.: Magnum Entertainment Party featuring ZZ Top and Kiss Nation at BB Kings.
10 p.m.: Akin Gump honors Ken Mehlman at Bryant Park Grill.
10 p.m.: AGA Wild West Saloon honoring the House Resources Committee featuring Charlie Daniels Band and 38 Special at Crobar.
10 p.m.: Best Little Warehouse in NYC "aka Boehner Party" at Tunnel.
10 p.m.: Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Event at Bergdorf Goodman.
10 p.m.: Rock the Apple Georgia Style salute to Saxby Chambliss featuring Martina McBride at the Roseland Ballroom.
10 p.m.: NASDAQ Desert Reception at the NASDAQ Marketsite.
10 p.m.: "Salute to W Stands for Women" featuring Mary Bono, Katherine Harris, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Marilyn Musgrave, Melissa Hart, Ginny Brown-Waite, Shelly Moore-Capito, Marsha Blackburn, Judy Biggert, Tom Cole, Darrell Issa, Christopher Shays, John Sweeney, Ed Gillespie, Ann Wagner, Maria Cino, Ari Fleischer, Mindy Tucker Fletcher and Federico Castelluccio at Pressure.
11 p.m.: NY-NJ Delegation Event at Winged Foot.


8:00 a.m.: Mitch McConnell Golf Event at Winged Foot.
9:30 a.m.: Financial Services Roundtable brunch honoring the NY Delegation and House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees at Tavern on the Green.
11 a.m.: RLCC Brunch at Remi.
11:30 a.m.: Council on Foreign Relations Luncheon at the Harold Pratt House.
Noon: RGA "Governors, First Spouses and Chiefs of Staff Luncheon" at Central Park Boathouse.
Noon: Lincoln Diaz Ballart 50th B-day Luncheon at Cinquanta.
Noon: EIA-CEA Western Wireless luncheon honoring Chip Pickering at Sky Club.
Noon: JP Morgan Chase Women's Luncheon with Deborah Pryce at the JPMC World Headquarters.
1 p.m.: RGA Golf Tournament at Bethpage Black.
4 p.m.: BIO Reception for Sue Kelly and Michael Ferguson at NASDAQ.
4:30 p.m.: Hope Street Kids/Deborah Pryce/Harry Potter Event at the Time Warner Center.
4:30 p.m.: Fleishman Hillard CA Delegation Event at the Lincoln Center.
4:30 p.m.: Creative Coalition** gives Amo Houghton the 2004 Congressional Spotlight Award featuring Joe Pantoliano, Tim Blake Nelson, Richard Kind, Giancarlo Esposito, Catherine Dent, Hallie Eisenberg, and John Paul DeJoria at Carolines.
5 p.m.: Judd Gregg Reception followed by "Hairspray" at Gallagher's Steak House.
5 p.m.: Ronald Reagan Foundation Reception at LeCirque.
5 p.m.: National Restaurant Assn Reception at Tribeca Grill.
5 p.m.: ABA honors Richard Shelby at Sotheby's.
5 p.m.: EEI honors Joe Barton at the Supper Club.
5:30 p.m.: Republican Majority For Choice and Mike Bloomberg event with Bo Derek at Sky Club.
6 p.m.: Financial Services Forum Reception at Madame Tussaud's.
6:30 p.m.: NRSC Dinner at Tupelo Grill.
7 p.m.: Jerry Weller at the NY Yankees/Cleveland Indians Game at Yankee Stadium.
7 p.m.: NASD Reception at One Liberty Plaza.
8 p.m.: Another TX Delegation Party at BB Kings.
9:30 p.m.: Weekly Standard/Distilled Spirits Council/Economist/Roll Call Party at the yacht Club.
10 p.m.: Another Boehner Party at Tunnel.
10 p.m.: Another NY Delegation Party at Noche.
10 p.m.: "An Arabian Night in New York" featuring John H. Sununu, John E. Sununu, Darrell Issa, Mitch Daniels, Jeanine Pirro, and William Hamzy at Dahesh Museum of Art.
10 p.m.: Creative Coalition** Gala featuring Robert Bennett, Chuck Grassley, Trent Lott, John McCain, Arlen Specter, Mary Bono, Dave Camp, Michael Castle, Mark Foley, Jerry Weller, Joe Pantoliano, Giancarlo Esposito, Joe Piscopo, Juliette Lewis, Tim Blake Nelson, Hallie Eisenberg, Catherine Dent, John Paul DeJoria, Richard Kind, Chris Lawford, and Michele Lee. Max Weinberg is the entertainment. Party's at SPIRIT New York.


7:30 a.m.: EEI Golf Invitational at Bethpage Black.
8:30 a.m.: Great American Farm Breakfast hosted by Thad Cochran at Broadway Ballroom.
8:30 a.m.: WISH List Breakfast honoring Sue Kelly and Nancy Johnson at the Sheraton Hotel.
11:30 a.m.: NFIB Wine Tasting Event at Del Frisco's.
Noon: Metlife-AREVA-Chubb-Fidelity-Siemens Luncheon honoring the Senate leadership at Sky Club.
Noon: PWC Luncheon honoring Rob Portman at Rainbow Room.
Noon: KOMPAC Luncheon for Denny Hastert at the Lincoln Center.
2:30 p.m.: RGA's a Brooklyn State of Mind featuring Mike Huckabee's Band "Capitol Offense" at the River Cafe and Fulton Ferry Landing.
4 p.m.: My Southern Celebration featuring Southern food, art, music and culture at Splashlight Studios.
4:30 p.m.: Salute to the Ohio Delegation at the Rainbow Room.
5 p.m.: Mothers Against Bush host an Alternative Party featuring Harvey Weinstein and Arianna Huffington at the Tribeca Grill Loft.
5:30 p.m.: Santorum 2006 Reception featuring Bo Dietl at Tuscan.
6 p.m.: SIA-Bond Market Assn event honoring Michael Oxley at Penthouse 15.
6:30 p.m.: NRSC Dinner at Tupelo Grill.
8 p.m.: Jerry Lewis and Duncan Hunter Event at Intrepid.
9 p.m.: Magnum Entertainment Night II featuring Marshall Tucker Band, Dickie Betts and Great Southern and Super Diamond at BB Kings.
9:30 p.m.: RIAA Enter the Limelight honoring Bill First and Denny Hastert at Avalon.
10 p.m.: Another Boehner Party at Tunnel.
10 p.m.: World of Hope Foundation honors Bill Frist at Rockefeller Center.
10:30 p.m.: "Live from New York It's Wednesday Night" hosted by John and Cindy McCain featuring Darrell Hammond and Joe Piscopo at Cipriani. (Interesting Note: When you open the invite it plays "Mama Mia" and contains your personal RSVP code -- non-transferable of course!)
11 p.m.: Northstar Leadership PAC and Norm Coleman reception at Club Macanudo.
11 p.m.: Tribute to Giuliani at the Rainbow Room.


10 a.m.: NRSC Continental Breakfast at Metropolitan Club to be followed by the morning briefing.
Noon: KOMPAC and Denny Hastert Luncheon at Carmine's.
Noon: NRSC Luncheon at Metropolitan Club.
5 p.m.: RGA Rocks the Planet at Planet Hollywood.
5 p.m.: GOP Salute to the Entertainment Industry honoring Gordon Smith with a special tribute to Jack Valenti at the Rainbow Room.
6 p.m.: Israel Project event with Ambassador Arye Mekel on the Mariner III docked at the Chelsea Pier.
8 p.m.: Another Salute to TX GOPers at BB Kings.
10 p.m.: Another Boehner Party at Tunnel.
11 p.m.: Next Generation of Leaders event featuring Jenna and Barbara Bush, Emma Bloomberg, Emily Pataki and Taylor Whitman at Gotham Hall.

Please make an effort to welcome this slime to New York as they arrive at or leave from one of these events. Give 'em a Bronx Cheer!

**Note regarding The Creative Coalition.
According to their website: "The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and political advocacy organization of the entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 by prominent figures in the creative community, including actors Alec Baldwin, Ron Silver, Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon, Blair Brown and Stephen Collins, TCC educates and mobilizes leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education.

"The Creative Coalition changes, evolves, and continues to surprise those of us who've been around since the beginning. What won't change is the commitment, intelligence and generosity of spirit that characterize our members' forays into the media and the work of our membership."

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