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October 4, 2017

A special invitation to DL21C'ers:
Join us next Wednesday, October 4 for a special event, to help keep the Virginia Governor's seat blue!
Ralph Northam is running in the national bellwether race of 2017, and DL21C along with other groups will be mobilizing resources and volunteers over the coming weeks to do our part to help.
All eyes are on Virginia between now and November - in addition to the Governor's race, there is an opportunity to flip...

Iguana Lounge

June 14, 2017
Screening of "13th"

Join DL21C’s Criminal Justice Reform Committee in a screening of the movie “13th” An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.  We will discuss the movie in the context of current efforts at criminal justice reform in the age of Trump.

Click here for more info:

Cornell ILR School

February 8, 2017

As part of DL21C's effort to introduce New Yorkers to current voices shaping the Democratic Party, we welcome Congressman Seth Moulton next Wednesday.
Congressman Moulton has been an outspoken critic of the new Administration's Executive Order on refugees. He is an Iraq war veteran, won an upset primary race two years ago defeating one of his state's longest-serving incumbents, and is seen as one of the Party's national rising stars.  In Congress, he has focused...

Iguana Lounge

January 10, 2017

In 2008, we worked hard to elect President Obama  We did it again in 2012. DL21C located, educated, and activated thousands of New Yorkers during the Obama years - helping to elect new candidates all over the country, advance policy priorities, and raise discussion locally and nationally  - and we are fired up and ready to go for 2017!
Gather with us and the friends you've made along the way - Tuesday night - for one final President Obama event - his Farewell address,...

Smithfield NYC

December 8, 2016

Feeling dazed, confused and powerless over the recent election?
We at Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century (DL21C) believe our mission to “locate, educate and activate” is more important now than ever.  Our group is an open platform that allows progressives to have a voice in the future of our party and country.
Join new and old friends next Thursday, December 8 - one month after the election -  for an action-...

January 15, 2016
'good to the last drop'

here is a link

Some Bar

November 14, 2015

It's almost debate time again!
Join DL21C to watch the second Democratic Presidential Debate of the 2016 election cycle, hosted by John Dickerson of CBS News. The party starts at 8pm!

Village Pourhouse, Back Room

October 13, 2015

Join DL21C & DFNYC to watch the very first Democratic Presidential Debate of the 2016 election cycle. Although DL21C does not endorse in democratic primaries, we are very much looking forward to enjoying a lively debate and having a few drinks with a diverse group of awesome people!

Quinn's Bar & Grill

August 11, 2015

It's that time again! DL21C's Summer party is coming up next week!
It's a time for us catch-up, meet new like minded politicos, celebrate our successes so far this year and plan for what promises to be an exciting 2016 election season ahead! Come join us!


March 30, 2015

DL21C is excited to be ramping up our "Meet the Candidates" series once again in the lead up to 2016. This is the first of many events where you can hear exciting 2016 contenders talk about the wide variety of issues that DL21Cers care about most.  We are very excited to present our first speaker, Shawn O’Connor, who is a LGBT+ Congressional candidate from New Hampshire!


March 24, 2015

As the Chair of the New York City Council Education Committee, Council Member Dromm brings a special insight on how the NYC community can best support our public schools on a local and state level.  We are excited to hear about his initiatives and focus in 2015, especially his latest resolution to amplify the ...

Suite 36

January 20, 2015

Come join us on Tuesday, 1/20 for a FREE State of the Union Watch Party! As many of you know, the SOTU sets the stage for the upcoming year's political landscape, and will cover many of the wide ranging issues we'll be talking about at DL21C events throughout 2015. 
This event is laid back, fun, and free- so bring your friends and colleagues! 

Suite 36

December 15, 2014

Please join us for DL21C's Holiday Bash on Monday, December 15, 2014!
In light of recent events, it is even more important that we get together to build a better and more inclusive New York. Mark your calendars today to join us for drinks, dancing, and mingling with fellow politicos and elected officials from across New York.
Hope to see you there!


November 4, 2014

The Midterm Elections are upon us!

What will happen in New York's elections? Will the national Democrats hold the majority in the US Senate? What does this all mean for the balance of power in Albany? And for President Obama's final two years as we head toward the 2016 Presidential election?
So much is too-close-to-call…make sure to vote on Tuesday!

And after you vote, join DL21C, along with Living Liberally, on Tuesday night as the results come in! ...

Tonic Times Square

October 22, 2014
The Duplex (Upstairs)

September 16, 2014

Talk of Hillary Clinton's possible 2016 run is heating up as 2014 is winding down, so what better time to engage in a discussion about when the United States will finally see a woman in the White House? 

The Producers Club

August 27, 2014

On August 27, DL21C is excited to welcome new Councilmember Ritchie Torres (D-Central Bronx), who will talk about one of his first big legislative victories - the expansion of senior LGBT services to the outer boroughs, which will positively impact thousands of New Yorkers.
Councilmember Torres will be joined by Tracy Welsh, the Deputy Executive Director & CFO of Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). 

The Duplex (Upstairs)

July 22, 2014


It's that time again! We're happy to announce that this year's DL21C's Annual Summer Bash will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd!

Mark your calendars today to join us for drinks, dancing, and mingling with fellow politicos from across New York and the nation. You'll be joined by local, state and federal elected officials, as well as civic leaders and special guests.
There are exciting political events on the horizon! Come join us to...

Suite 36

July 8, 2014

Kathleen Rice is a past speaker and a good friend to DL21C. We last hosted the District Attorney in September 2010; today, Ms. Rice is one of the DCCC’s most accomplished and promising candidates in the 2014 midterm elections.
Democratic hopes are united behind her as she aims to succeed the legendary Congresswoman and gun control advocate Carolyn McCarthy, who is retiring. Lots of eyes are watching this race; come hear District Attorney Rice speak about her background as a...

Eamonn's Bar and Grill

May 19, 2014

Renowned sports medicine physician and preventative health advocate - and DL21C'er!  -  Dr. Jordan Metzl, will join DL21C for a truly unique event in just two short weeks!

Part policy discussion, part Ironstrength workout, we invite you to join us on Monday, May 19th.

Dr. Metzl will offer his views on Obamacare and how policy affects personal health - and will discuss...


March 26, 2014
Boots and Saddle

March 25, 2014

DL21C and Eleanor Roosevelt's Legacy Committee are pleased to announce an upcoming screening of the critically acclaimed film, Girl Rising, in celebration of Women's History Month.

Join us nearby after the film for a short program and Q&A with a member of the Girl Rising campaign team!

Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. And yet, when you educate a girl you can break cycles of...

Helen Mills Theater

February 28, 2014
The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers of World War II

This Friday night, February 28, DL21C invites you to a special film screening of the award-winning film, Inside Buffalo. This acclaimed documentary highlights the work of the African-American soldiers who fought to free Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II.
We will be joined by Congressman and Korean War veteran Charles Rangel for a post-screening discussion, along with filmmaker Fred Kowornu.
This event will...

National Black Theatre

February 24, 2014

On Monday, February 24th, DL21C and our Foreign Affairs Committee will welcome DL21C's own Vincent Grasso, who is visiting on leave from his latest tour of duty in Afghanistan. Vincent, a former Foreign Affairs committee co-chair, is an intelligence officer in the Naval Reserves who has been deployed in Afghanistan since last September. (This is his second deployment - he served a tour in Iraq, in 2006.) Many of you know Vincent, who's been a DL21C leader for more than a decade....

A.G. Kitchen

January 28, 2014

Join DL21C co-hosted by NYDLC and celebrate the kickoff to an incredible 2014!  
Many requests have come in for a free watch party for politicos and the people who love us to come together for drinks, food and celebration.   This is an exciting year for politics and thank you for all of the hard work you’ve done.  Cheers to keeping the ball rolling towards progressive change in 2014!
See you Tuesday night!

Tavern 29

December 19, 2013

$10 non-members, free for members
Beat the line, pay in advance HERE

R Bar

December 10, 2013

Mayor Ignazio is a former transplant surgeon who worked here in the US for almost two decades, and was recently elected to run Italy's largest city.


Revel Lounge

November 26, 2013

Join DL21C and West Side Community Groups for
a Benefit for Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

The Parlour

November 5, 2013

DL21C will be joining with citywide progressive groups - Manhattan Young Democrats, Living Liberally, Greater NYC for Change and more - to host a festive night of election returns watching on Tuesday night. Bill DeBlasio is likely to become the city's first Democratic mayor in twenty years, with great citywide and boroughwide Democrats winning across the ticket. Don't miss this literally once-in-a-generation opportunity to celebrate a genuine sea-change in the governance of our great...

The Liberty NYC

October 28, 2013

Free for Annual Members; $5/everyone else
On Monday, October 28, we invite you to meet
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, 2014 Candidate for Pennsylvania Governor (D-PA)! 
Allyson is a five-term Congresswoman representing Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District (Montgomery County/NE Philly), and will be joining us onMonday, October 28th for a meet and greet.
Congresswoman Schwartz is widely regarded as a strong advocate for middle class...

Smithfield NYC

September 17, 2013

On Tuesday, September 17th, DL21C's Political Author series continues with a special lunch event… we host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, discussing their new book Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America.
Enemies Within is an inside look at the New York City Police Department and its controversial Muslim surveillance program. Goldman and Apuzzo received the...

HB Burger

September 10, 2013

We’ll broadcast returns on NY1 starting at 6pm going the whole night as the returns for local Council, borough and citywide races come in - plus food and drink specials, candidate appearances, pundits, dozens of big screen TVs - watch history being made with your political friends and family!
Celebrate a great Campaign 2013 season and join us for all the excitement on this special night!

Tonic Bar - Times Square West

August 22, 2013

Eliot Spitzer
Scott Stringer
Co-hosted with Common Cause – New York and Drinking Liberally
Doors Open 6 pm
7 - 8 pm Live Debate on CBS – (Direct TV so no worries about the blackout!)

DJ Reynolds Pub

August 15, 2013

Cathy Guerriero
Letitia “Tish” James
Reshma Saujani
Dan Squadron

Doors Open 6 pm
7-8 pm Live Debate on NY1
8-10 pm Spin Room

Smithfield NYC

August 12, 2013

featuring candidates
Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer
Doors Open 6 pm
7-8 pm Live Debate on NY1
8-10 pm Spin Room
The 2013 NYC Candidate Debates are here!
Next week, the first live, televised NYC Campaign Finance Board-sponsored debates begin for our citywide candidates….starting Monday night, when Scott Stringer and Eliot Spitzer will face off in the NYC Comptroller debate.
Watch all the live...

Smithfield NYC

July 30, 2013

Free for Annual Members; $5/non-members

It’s six weeks before the Democratic Primary….have you met your NYC Public Advocate candidates yet?
Join DL21C next Tuesday night, July 30th, for cocktails and a town hall discussion with all four candidates running for Public Advocate.
The Public Advocate is one of the three citywide elected offices – and acts as a watchdog on behalf of all New Yorkers, ensuring everyone receives the City services that they...

Elmo Lounge

July 17, 2013

Councilmember Gale Brewer
Councilmember Jessica Lappin
Councilmember Robert Jackson
Former Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin

Elmo Lounge

June 24, 2013

DL21C is proud to welcome
Connecticut Governor
Dannel P. Malloy
to discuss his work as Governor, his efforts to reduce gun violence and much more
Please RSVP - space is limited.  Doors open at 6 pm.  
$10 for non-members, free for members.

CUNY Macaulay Honors College

June 10, 2013

$5 for Annual Members (includes one drink ticket)
$10 for everyone else (includes one drink ticket)
On Monday, June 10, join DL21C’ers for a first-of-its kind event – an evening of Speed Politicking with our 2013 NYC City Council candidates!
An alternative to the traditional political forums and debates, Speed Politicking will be a lively and unique way to interact with the candidates and leaders who will be influencing our city...

Houston Hall

June 3, 2013

8pm (doors open 7:30pm)
DL21C’s Brooklyn District Attorney Candidate Forum
Featuring all 3 District Attorney Candidates:
District Attorney Charles Hynes
Abe George
Ken Thompson
Learn more about the candidates running to be Brooklyn/Kings County’s top prosecutor:

The Dining Room

May 2, 2013

Get tickets HERE!

On Thursday, May 2, DL21C invites you to an exclusive performance of the current Broadway hit Ann, a portrayal of the legendary life of former Texas Governor, Ann Richards, a pioneering, transformative figure in American politics.  Annis written by and stars Emmy-Award winner Holland Taylor, the acclaimed stage and screen actress and current star of CBS’s...

Lincoln Center Theater – Vivian Beaumont

April 2, 2013

Confirmed Speakers:

State Senator Liz Krueger

Sasha Ahuja
Director of Government Relations, Planned Parenthood New York City

Dr. Elaine Kang...

Pop International Galleries

April 1, 2013

UPDATE: This event is is currently at capacity.
We will take non RSVP'd guests at will-call on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday night at the theatre at 7pm.
HBO's Fall to Grace
followed by cocktails and Q & A with
Jim McGreevey, former Governor, New Jersey
Alexandra Pelosi, documentary filmmaker
Free for all
Space is limited; Reserve...

Helen Mills Theater

March 24, 2013

March for Edie Windsor/Marriage Equality
Begin at Stonewall Inn – to Washington Square Park

Begin at Stonewall Inn – to Washington Square Park

March 13, 2013

Free for DL21C Annual Members; $10 non-members
Join DL21C’ers along with host Eleanor’s Legacy for a special event in celebration of Women’s History Month.  For anyone excited about the 2013 municipal elections, and looking to learn from some of our city’s best campaign managers, this event is for you. See you tomorrow night!
Sally Frank
Campaign Manager, Nily Rozic for Assembly 2012
Sarah Johnson

Macaulay Honors College

February 26, 2013

Next Tuesday, February 26, DL21C's Foreign Affairs Committee is thrilled to present a screening of "Street Journeys", winner of the Best Documentary award at the 2012 Soho International Film Festival in NY.

Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers described the film as “an exhilarating documentary that speaks to the nurturing power of art...prepare to be wowed.”

The film, about the power of art and education in  the...

The New School

February 12, 2013

SOTU begins at 9pm
This event is FREE!

Smithfield NYC

January 21, 2013

Celebrate President Obama's Re-Election with DL21C, in NYC!
Doors open 10am - 5pm
Inauguration runs 11:30am -12:30pm
Parade runs 2 - 5pm
Drink and Brunch Specials, Dozens of big-screen TVs, Special Guests and more!
This event is free!

Smithfield NYC

January 20, 2013

So many DL21C'ers worked so hard to re-elect President Barack Obama  - now it’s time to really celebrate!
This event is free!

At Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant