Election Night Parties

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11/02/2008 1:00 PM |

The L’s Benjamin Sutton runs through the L’s listings and elsewhere, all so you can get hammered with like-minded people as A Nation Decides. But a happy kind of hammered, not the scary alcohol poisoning type of hammered like in 2004, if your 2004 election was anything like mine. God, what a bad time for America, the end of which you can celebrate thusly:

2008 Election Night Extravaganza
The Sidewalk Cafe
7:30pm. Political poets CAConrad, Vivian Demuth, Eliot Katz, Frank
Sherlock and Nathaniel Siegel read from their work, plus musical
performances (including a cover of R.E.M.’s Green) with host Casey
94 Ave A, at 6th St

Election Night with Dan Rather

92nd Street Y
8pm, $27. Yes! Tonight is the night! Woooo! Watch as the
nation either goes down in flames or springs hope anew, with Dan Rather
and scores of other political analysts who will pinch you awake if you
start to pass out during the returns. Also, snacks and drinks!

1395 Lexington Ave, at 92nd St

Election Night 2008

Union Hall
6pm-12am, free. Watch the returns come rolling in, together, with like-minded (we’re assuming) Park Slopers.

702 Union St, at Fifth Ave, B’klyn

UnionDocs Election Night Party

9pm, $5. Our favorite indie doc house gives the projector a
rest, handing things over to DJ Patrick A. Reed for a night of
partying, arm wrestling, face-painting, and, of course, result-parsing.

322 Union Ave, at S 1st St

Obama Fabulous Galapagos Art Space Election Party

Galapagos Art Space
6pm, $10. Watch the results, a 14-piece orchestra
and the “Yes We Can-Can” can can group, step up to the presidential
kissing booth, and get a good word in early with Santa (seriously,
he’ll be there). And in case you party for your party too hard, a
“doctor” will be on hand to write absentee explanation notes.

16 Main St, at Water St

The Tank Election Night Party

DCTV 8pm, free. Co-hosted by Drinking Liberally and Democracy Now, come
watch live returns coverage while sipping cheap drinks and chatting
with Democracy Now host Amy Goodman’s guests as they trickle out of the
studios upstairs.

87 Lafayette St, at White St

Chisholm 72: Unbought & Unbossed

IFC Center
8pm, $12. What better set-up for Obama’s election than this
doc about Brooklyn Congresswoman and 1972 presidential hopeful, Shirley
Chrisholm. Director Shola Lynch will be on hand for a discussion to be
followed by an election party.
323 Sixth Ave, at 3rd St

Election Night Watch Party

Comix 8pm, free. Hosted by those who’ll be protecting us should
Republicans pull off an upset, Living Liberally, the ACLU Young
Professionals and Planned Parenthood Activist Council host a night of
cheap food, drinks, plentiful TV screens and raffle prizes.

353 W 14th St, near Ninth Ave

Election Night Party

Housing Works Bookstore
7pm, free. Come watch the results, contribute
to the Housing Works cause by buying drinks, and get your first round
for cheap when you bring proof you’ve voted.

126 Crosby St, at Houston St

Exit Poll ’08

Bowery Poetry Club
7pm. In its third electoral incarnation, this year’s
looks to be the first joyful Exit Poll party at the Bowery Poetry Club,
with Downtown East’s wildest and bluest partying until they know their
next prez.

308 Bowery, near Bleecker

Election Night Trivia at Salon Aleman

New Museum
7pm, $20. Installation/performance artist Eduardo Sarabia
brings his traveling Salon Aleman basement bar piece to the New Museum
theater for a night of trivia, returns watching and his free limited
edition Tequila Sarabia, hosted by comedian Desiree Burch.

235 Bowery, at Prince St

Exit Art Election Night Party

Exit Art
7pm, $10. Midtown West’s massive, installation-favoring
gallery hosts a night of booze (open bar from 7-9), bands (Ava Luna,
Elfin Saddle, Clues from 9 onwards), performance art (by R. Luke
Dubois), election coverage, live screen printing, political masks, soup
by the Exit Art Soup Kitchen and sweet nibblies.

475 Tenth Ave, at 36th St

The Takeaway Election Night Meet-Ups: Harlem

Terrace in the Sky
8pm, free. Guest contributor and senior editor at
Essence Patrik Heny Bass hosts the Harlem portion of The Takeaway’s
three-pronged election night parties.

400 W 119th St, near Amsterdam Ave

The Takeaway Election Night Meet-Ups: Tribeca

The Bubble Lounge
8pm, free. WNYC news host Richard Hake helms The Takeaway’s Tribeca election party.

228 W Broadway, at N Moore

The Takeaway Election Night Meet-Ups: Dumbo

Water Street Restaurant and Lounge
8pm, free. Femi Oke, The Takeaway news host takes charge of WNYC’s Brooklyn election party.

66 Water St, at Main St

The Obama Girls of Comedy

Le Poisson Rouge
7pm, free. The Obama Girls of Comedy finish a
canvassing tour of battlegrounds with an election extravaganza here in
NYC, along with two giant screens of election coverage, appearances by
a slew of female NYC-comedians, contests and cheap drinks.

158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St

Obama Pajama Party
China 1 Antique 6pm, $3 (proceeds to Katrina recovery) Drink “sake o’bombas”, because Barry O. truly is all things to all ethnicities, “a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views."
50 Avenue B

The Red and the Blue
The Bell House, 7pm, free. Aside from the totes obvs red and blue cupcakes, there’ll bupusas, tacos and huarache from the famed Red Hook ballfield vendors, and The Blue Album group performs Weezer’s self-titled debut album in its entirety.
49 7th St

A Very Civic Election Night Party

The City Reliquary Museum, 7pm, free. Join the Very Civic Bicycle Ride as it leaves City Hall at 6pm, or just stop by every time a state is called, for either Obamashots of rum and Hawaiian punch, or Red State shot-and-a-beers, depending. Plus July 4th cookout fare “for Recession ’08 prices” and Brooklyn beer for donations, all amid the ghosts of NYC’s past.
370 Metropolitan Avenue