Election Party at Mama Joy’s!

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Hey New Yorkers, what are you doing on November 6th?

Come out to the election countdown at Mama Joy’s! They’ll have a wall-sized U.S. map and throughout the evening will color in each state red or blue as the status is broadcast. There will also be specialty cocktails to commemorate the evening. I’ve been told that if you bring your “I voted” sticker, you’ll receive special attention and/or treats.  There will also be a round on the house as the new President is announced.

WHEN: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM

WHERE:
Mama Joy’s
1084 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn NY 11237

I’m planning to be there for at least a little while. I’ve never been to an election party, unless you count 2004 and that awkward Boston evening I spent on some guy’s couch back when I was an undergrad with a habit of “dating” lit mag editors who probably just liked me because they wanted someone to write poems about them. Little did they know what they were dealing with…Write, I did ; )

(I actually had dinner with one of them last year, and he asked, “So, did you ever kill me off in a story?”My response: “I was nineteen!”)

Anyway, in 2008, I was home in NYC with my then-boyfriend. We didn’t have TV (I still don’t), but I knew Obama had won when I heard the commotion outside. That was actually kind of cool—regardless of how you’d voted, it still  felt like a big moment.

I’m curious to see how this year pans out!

Have you ever been to an election party? 

2 thoughts on “Election Party at Mama Joy’s!

    raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen said:
    October 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I was still living in Chicago in 2008, so my roommate and I headed down to Grant Park where Obama was speaking. They had projectors of CNN up all over as the votes were coming in, and when he won, all of downtown Chicago went crazy. It was totally magical!

    In 2004 after Bush got re-elected my then-girlfriend and I got drunk and walked around our campus singing a song by Rilo Kiley that has the following lyrics, “Any chimp can play human for a day/Use his opposable thumbs to iron his uniform/ and run for office on election day/ fancy himself a real decision maker/and deploy more troops than salt in a shaker.” They wrote this during the first Bush administration so it was kind of obvious who it was about. We were upset to say the least…. Oops, did I just reveal my political leaning? ; )

      Jess responded:
      October 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Both sounds awesome, and I know that song very well—I couldn’t stop listening to that album this September for some reason, and that song was getting stuck in my head all the freaking time!

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