Friday, January 16, 2009

Inaugural Parties in the 35th District

For those of you who won't be able to make it to Washington, D.C. for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, feel free to participate in any of the following activities on inauguration day!

"The Hideout" Cocktail Lounge
The weekend kicks off Jan.16th through the 20th, with a 10% discount on all drinks from 7pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday; and from 7pm-closing on Sunday; The Hideout will open on Tuesday morning at 9am, to view the inauguration ceremony on a flat plasma screen, while serving coffee, tea, muffins, sandwiches, all complimentary.

266 Adelphi Street
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 855-3010

Free Screenings of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration

Emmanuel Baptist Church
279 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y.

You may call (718) 622-1107 for further information.

Grace Agard Harewood Center (Fort Greene Senior Citizens Center)
966 Fulton St. (b/w Grand Ave. & St. James Pl.)
Brooklyn, N.Y.


Lunch will be served at 12:30pm.
Donation: $3.00

The Center may be reached at (718) 638-6910.

Fort Greene Senior Center
196 Albany Ave
Brooklyn, NY
(at the corner of Prospect Place)

Inaugural breakfast from 9:30AM-11AM. The inauguration ceremonies will be broadcast live on a big-screen television. At 1PM, lunch will be served. The event is open to adults 60 and older.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
N.Y., N.Y. 10037


Please call (212) 491-2200 for further information.

Two Steps Down Restaurant
240 Dekalb Ave.
Brooklyn, N.Y.


Free Admission. Please call (718) 399-2020 for further information.

Hope City Empowerment Center
650-656 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(between Bergen & Dean Streets)

TIME: 8:30AM-10:30AM

Breakfast served. Please call (718) 857-5698 for further information.

The following information is from The Daily News (the article may be found here:

1/16- Jazz 966 hosts a Pre-Inauguration Ball, featuring the Tulani Kinard Sextet. Patrons are urged to wear of display Obama paraphernalia. Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows are at 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. Donation: $15. Dinner, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages will be available (BYOB permitted). 966 Fulton St. between St. James Place and Grand Ave.

1/18- Rock the Vote, Kevin Powell, the Fort Greene Association present "Dr. King, Hip Hop and Barack Obama" at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University on Flatbush Ave., across from Junior's Restaurant. Doors open at 3p.m. Seating is on a first-come basis. Also on Sunday at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., WNYC Radio will present "A Journey of Hope: From Protest to Presidency, an Afternoon of Conversation, Celebration, Music and Poetry," hosted by Brian Lehrer. The RSVP list for this event, from 3 to 5 p.m., is full, but there will be a standby line at 2:30 p.m.

1/20/09 The Brooklyn Academy of Music, 430 Lafayette, Ave., will broadcast the inauguration ceremonies, including the parade after the swearing-in of President-elect Obama, in its Rose Cinemas. The event is free and open to the public, with tickets available beginning at 11 a.m.

Medgar Evers College will broadcast the inauguration in Founders Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Ave., Crown Heights. Doors will open at 10 a.m.

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry will hold a screening of the swearing-in ceremony at the Flatbush Caton Market on Flatbush Ave., between Lenox Road and Caton Ave.

1/20/09 NIGHT PARTIES Peaches Restaurant, 393 Lewis Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant will host a four-course dinner. Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.

From 7 to 11 p.m., a Brooklyn Inaugural Ball benefitting Public School 261 will take place at the Bell House, 149 7th St., between Second and Third Aves. The evening will include food, wine, music and dancing. For ticket information, go to and search under Brooklyn Inaugural Ball.

The City Council Inauguration Day Viewing has reached capacity, but other viewing information may be seen on the front page of the City Council website here:

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