Where to watch…
So obviously in a number of hours the polls open and what I hope will be a historic election will occur (yes, every election is historic, but you you know what I mean). I’m super hyped that UptownFlavor.com has created a list of places to watch the election uptown (Harlem, the Heights, etc.). I think in part I’m so hyped because when I was trying to watch the debates uptown, it was like finding a “public” restroom above 110th … not the easiest thing (okay I just kinda wanted to plug that website diaroogle cause it’s weird and interesting and I needed a metaphor). Here is the list as it stands (Monday night), but check out their list which they’ll be updating throughout the day till the afternoon. As for me, during the day I’ll be in PA doing some work and live-tweeting (providing short updates on my experiences, etc – click on the twitter bar in the middle column to see updates) … and when I get back to NYC I may take my 2004 approach and just go to sleep in hopes of avoiding all pains and anxieties experienced in 2000. Though I’m strangely hopeful, so we’ll see.
Harlem State Office Building Plaza
163 West 125th Street at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard
The election will beamed directly via a giant “Jumbotron” screen. Seating will be provided as well as hot beverages. For more info call 212-792-5102 or email April@bill-lynch.com.
Senator Bill Perkins’ Election Night Party
163 West 125th Street, 9th Floor
To RSVP, please contact Keith Lilly at KLILLY513@hotmail.com or 917-684-8564
The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Educational & Cultural Center
3940 Broadway at 165th Street
Hours: 7PM- Until
Everyone is encouraged to contribute food, refreshments, and hors d’ouevres. To RSVP go to www.theshabazzcenter.net or call 212 -568 -1341.
Lenox Lounge Viewing Party
288 Lenox Avenue (124th/ 125th Streets)
The Lenox Lounge cordially invites you to an Election Night “Viewing Party” Tuesday, November 4th at 9pm. $25 admission includes a light buffet and champagne toast at midnight. Live TV coverage from CNN, Reuters, and NTV. To RSVP call Jacquelyn Carson at 212-427-0253.
Harlem4Obama Election Night Watch Party
2479 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
8th Ave just below 133rd St.
Hours: 9PM- Midnight
Be able to say that, “On election night, I was in Harlem with H4O”. Our watch parties are always special. Just come. Food, music, and great discussion and fellowship. Upon VICTORY – WE SHALL CELEBRATE LIKE CRAZY!! If you’ve been to the Harlem office, you know you don’t want to be anywhere else this historic night. Donations at the party are encouraged to handle the cost of operating this hugely successful office. For more info call Chet Whye at 347-577-7547.
Shrine All-Night Election Party
2271 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. (bet 133-134 St)
Featuring Barcardi Gold promo free drinks!! Call 212-690-7807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
3387 Broadway (bet 137th & 138th St)
Cafe Largo will be showing the election results all night. They will also be extending their normal happy hour specials, $3 beers and $5 well cocktails, from 5PM til closing. For more info call 212-234-1811 or email email@example.com.
271 West 119 Street
Between St. Nicholas Ave. & Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Hours: 5 PM- Until
Full Coverage of the 2008 Presidental Election and the official kickoff for ‘Obama 2008′! Featuring their “So DAMN Happy Hour you can enjoy $5.00 well cocktails, beers and appetizers.
Mobay Uptown Viewing Party
17 West 125th Street (Bet Lenox and 5th Ave)
Hours: 9PM- Until
“Polls close at 9:00. View the results with us on a 50″ HDTV. We will be open until results are final. DJ until everyone leaves!!! Come and make it a historic party for a historic event. Free appetizers and ‘Obamatini’ drink specials.”
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Langston Hughes Auditorium
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York
Book signing with Deborah Willis, co-author of Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Watch the Live Returns on a Big Screen in the Langston Hughes Auditorium. View African Americans and American Politics, a window exhibition.
Food and drinks available for purchase.
Tickets: $10. To purchase tickets, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206. Ticket charge hours, Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 6 p.m. Or buy tickets online through Telecharge