After 18 months that have strained relationships, ended countless Facebook friendships, and tested the limits of your creativity with insulting comments on posts, it’s all coming to an end. Reunite and rekindle friendships, view the election live, and get ready to go down with the ship surrounded by good food, drink specials, games and prizes! Here are the six best Election night parties the city has to offer:
The Apocalypse: Election 2016 Viewing Party @ The Hill
- Where – The Hill – 416 3rd Avenue, Manhattan, 10016
- Price – $16
The Hill, NYC’s premier luxury lounge, is set to make parties great again with this event. Your first drink is free, and if you need further numbing as the night goes on, try the specials like “The Combover” or “The Jailbird.” The price is set at $16 for Fever users!
Trump– A Theatrical Concerto by Gene Pritsker
- Where – Le Poisson Rouge – 158 Bleecker St, New York, 10012
- Price – $20, at the door $25
You’ve never spent election night like this before; in an operetta about presidential hopeful Donald Trump, featuring the Devil, Ben Franklin and Melania Trump. Violinist Philippe Quint, conductor Kristjan Järvi, multimedia DJ Graham Elliot and other stage artists take election night by storm in this unforgettable event.
Political Subversities at Littlefield
- Where – Littlefield – 622 DeGraw St, New York, 11217
- Price – $10, at the door $15
Get updates you on election results during performances in this raucus comedy show. With stage-stealing acts like Aparna Nancherla, hip-hop improv crew North Coast, mind reader Vinny DePonto and more, you may wish for another election cycle just so you can enjoy it all over again.
Election Night Hootenany at Joe’s Pub
- Where – Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater – 425 Lafayette St, NY, 10003
- Price – $30 ($15 for members)
Come spend Election Night with Public Forum Joe’s Pub is taken over with live performances, updates, projections, debates, diatribes, analyses, and more. Composer (and Forum Director) Michael Friedman will play songs from his New Yorker campaign cycle, pundits will stop by to entertain and distract, and much more.
Grit–Election Apocalypse at Silent Barn
- Where – Silent Barn – 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, 11206
- Price – $10
Come celebrate/mourn the end of the world as we know it and stand together in the face of the next four years of either horror or complete annihilation (depending on the votes). GRIT is a new show created with the intention of bringing DRAG and PUNK together to establish a space to create and build radical community.
Election Night Watch Party at QED
- Where – Q.E.D – 27-16 23rd Ave, Queens, New York , 11105
- Price – $17
Hillary or Donald? That is the question. The answer? Drink away your sorrows and worries away with QED staff & regulars for this very special watch party. Price of ticket includes delicious food from Andrew and Frank’s. Your entertainment hosts for the evening will be on site to provide witty banter, prizes and emotional support.
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