Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New York State Society's Bash in D.C.

The New York State Society of Washington, D.C., is holding a brunch at the Willard Hotel on Jan. 20, reports Gannett's LoHud.com. If you're not a member of the society, attending the 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. brunch and viewing will run you $350. If you've got the cash, here's where to sign up.

According to Gannett, 1500 tickets have already been sold, compared to just 200 for the 2001 Bush inauguration event. Early birds got the cheaper worms. From LoHud:

The ticket price for the brunch has risen from $100 for the earliest purchasers who would have been confined to one ballroom to $320, because the group has reserved more and more reception rooms at the hotel to accommodate more participants.

New York does not have its own inaugural ball as some other states do, but Cary said a dinner for several hundred New Yorkers is under consideration if the hotel can make space available.

New Yorkers to celebrate the inauguration in style [LoHud]

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