Inauguration parties?

Obama speaking

We're guessing he's going to give a good speech.

Madonna (no, not that one) emailed us this week asking if we knew about any places hosting parties or events related to the inauguration. So far, we haven't come across anything that really stood out. Anyone hear of something good? Please share.

If you work around downtown Albany and are looking for a place to watch with some other people, we heard today that the NY Network will be showing the inauguration on the big screens at the Madison Ave end of the ESP concourse.

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There is going to be a really amazing Inauguration party at Envy Lounge in downtown Albany on the 20th at 5:30pm. Many local people who worked on teh campaign will be in attendence - everyone is welcome! Information below:

Join Citizen Action and friends to bring in a New Year, a new President, and a new age of progress of America.

Come to enjoy good company and find out how you can make a difference and make change in 2009!

Tuesday, January 20th

Light Hors D'oeuvres Will Be Served
Cash Bar

Envy Lounge
55 N. Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207

$5 Advanced Reservation
$10 at the Door

RSVP here:

I don't know of any parties. Maybe we'll have to save the partying for when he bombs Iran... then all the peace-loving hippies who voted for him can stand in front of the TV watching the carnage and shouting YES WE CAN!

I drove past the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie and saw on the marquee that they are presenting an inauguration simulcast, apparently in cooperation with WMHT -- so is no one in the Capital District doing this?

The Albany Public Library (Main Library and Howe Branch) will be hosting an Inauguration Broadcast starting at 11AM to 12:30.
After the broadcast, there will be a Jazz Dance Program hosted by the Friends of APL. This is a multimedia program exploring the history of jazz dance through dance demonstrations and historic video footage featuring Tap Dancer and Lindy Hopper, choreographer, writer, and dance preservationist Rusty Frank.
*AHA will also be hosting an Inaugural Viewing in the Atrium at 200 S. Pearl

All events are Free and Open to the Public

Albany Public Library's main branch (161 Washington Ave) will be showing the inauguration on the big screen in the large auditorium, and the Howe Branch in conjuction with the Albany Housing Authority is showing it on a big screen in the Housing Authority building atrium (200 S Pearl St).

The Main Branch of Albany Public Library is hosting a viewing party for the inauguration, 11am to 1pm on Jan. 20th. The Main Library is located at 161 Washington Ave. Come on down!

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