2016: A big THANK YOU to ALL for a memorable year!
Today marks the third anniversary of this group! This year, without a doubt, has been a remarkable year — I would like to take this moment to share some of the highlights from 2016:
We hosted forty-six (46) events so far this year.
The membership grew from approximately 800 in December 2015 to 1,381 as of today, December 7, 2016.
We hosted three Presidential Debate watch parties, two election night watch parties (State and National Elections), as well as the Republican and Democratic Party Convention watch parties.
We offered two “mini discussion” series — "Movement Politics" and the Candidate's "Policy Forum" series.
We offered special discussions focused on the following individuals: Robert Moses, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Hillary Clinton, and the President-Elect Donald Trump.
We held topic-specific discussions involving the following: the 100th Anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, a five-year look back after the “Arab Spring,” Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Topics, and
We also examined the "inter-sectionality" of the following: "Law & Politics," "Tech & Politics," "History & Politics," "Religion & Politics," and "Media & Politics."
We partnered with various individuals and organizations, including Impact NYC, the Civic Hall, Good Morning America, Served Fresh Media, and Katie Couric.
We conducted our first “Mock Presidential Debate,” featuring Trump vs. Sanders vs. Johnson.
Some of us were even invited to the Meetup HQ and they filmed a short video!
Finally, we started our very own book club!
So now, as we close out this busy and memorable year, join us one last time this Saturday at our Third Annual Holiday Party -- a ripe time to hangout and reflect over food and drinks. Here’s the location:
The Black Sheep
583 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10016
RSVP by clicking here.
We have the entire second floor reserved, conducive for a fun, festive gathering. In exchange for an exclusive reservation, the venue will charge $20 at the door and each attendee will receive two drink tickets. If you normally enjoy consuming two or more drinks at a party, then the $20 cover charge is probably a wash. If you are not a drinker, other attendees may trade or redeem your drink tickets for food instead.
Plus, we have exciting ideas and features for the group that will be announced at the party.
In any event, we look forward to more robust and exciting events in 2017.
Thomas K and the NYCPF Leadership Team