CFD Gala, April 7, 2019

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Dear Friend of Community Free Democrats,

We cordially invite you to join us for CFD's 50th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Arte Café, 106 West 73rd St.

This is a significant year for CFD, and we are honoring people who have enriched our history and who continue to make a difference in our lives:

Congressman Jerry Nadler,

Chair of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

Community Free Democrats Maggi Peyton Freedom Award

Professor Kenneth Sherrill,

Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Hunter College

Michalski-Leutner Award for Community Service

Justice Helen Freedman & Justice Shirley Kornreich

Retired Judges of the Appellate Division 1st Department

& Supreme Court of The State of New York

Louis B. York Justice Award

Ivan Merber Most Valuable Member Award

A Surprise

You can pay online through the link above; or by sending a check payable to Community Free Democrats to Suzanne Jacobson, CFD Fundraising Director, 40 West 75th Street, Apt. #1B, New York, NY 10023;

Contributions to Community Free Democrats are not tax deductible

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We gratefully acknowledge the sponsors of our reception.

Hon. Joyce Miller and Hon. Jerry Nadler
Hon. Linda B. Rosenthal
Hon. Scott M. Stringer

Hon. Marc Landis & Family
Hon. Daniel Marks Cohen
Hon. Jose M. Serrano

Bridget Amatore
Hon. Alec Barrett
Hon. Brian Benjamin
Hon. Gale Brewer
Ruth & Joseph Dalven
Irene and Susan Dess
Mark Diller
Melissa Elstein
Hon. Helen & Henry Freedman
Neal Goldstein
Hon. Dick Gottfried
Hon Shari & Robert Gottheim
Hon. Cory & Hon. Jason Haber
Ray Hodell
Hon. Brad Hoylman
Hon. Robert Jackson
Audrey Isaacs & Norm LaFond
Hon. Suzanne Jacobson
Hon. Gerry Kahn
Hon. Shirley & Edward Kornreich
Craig Kraus
Albert & Stephanie Lasher
Micah Lasher & Elizabeth Mann & Family
Sara Lind
Benjamin Marcus & Family
Michael Nadler & Family
Hon. Janice & Richard Oppenheimer
Michele Parker & Peter Frank
Stephanie Pinto
Hon. Ken Sherrill & Gerald Otte
Anne Carol Winters

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CFD 2019 Calendar

CFD 2019 Calendar

CFD holds general membership meetings at Goddard Riverside (593 Columbus Ave., at 88th) on the fourth Thursday of every  month, with few exceptions; we do not meet in July and August. Please join CFD for the following meetings, activities, and events during 2019.

This list will be updated throughout the year as more events are scheduled!

  • CFD (post-)Holiday celebration with Ansonia Democrats and PRID, 1:30-3:30pm, Sun., January 13, 2019, Jake's Dilemma
  • Club meeting - 7:30pm, Thurs., January 24, 2019, Goddard Riverside
    • Speaker: Andrea Shapiro, Met Council on Housing's Program Manager
    • Nominations for District Leaders and Judicial Delegates
  • Club meeting - 7:30pm, Thurs., February 21, 2019, Goddard Riverside
    • Endorsement vote for District Leaders and Judicial Delegates
    • Nominations for club officers
  • Special Election for NYC Public Advocate - Tues., February 26, 2019
  • First day to petition for June 25th Primary - Tues., February 26, 2019
  • Club meeting - 7:30pm, Thurs., March 28, 2019, Goddard Riverside
    • Election of club officers
  • Last day to petition for June 25th Primary - Thurs., April 4, 2019
  • 50th Anniversary CFD Gala - early April, TBD
  • Club meeting - 7:30pm, Thurs., April 25, 2019, Goddard Riverside
  • Club meeting - 7:30pm, Thurs., May 23, 2019, Goddard Riverside
  • Club meeting - 7:30pm, Thurs., June 20, 2019, Goddard Riverside
  • Primary election - Tues., June 25, 2019

Dates for the second half of the year will be added in the spring.



CFD Gala, April 15, 2018

Please join us for CFD's 49th Annual Gala on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Arte Café, 106 West 73rd St. Our Gala is a highlight of the New York political calendar, where we break bread and chat with activists and leaders who make us proud to be Democrats working together for progressive values. Especially this year, consider it a much-deserved break from the marching and lobbying that’s required of us all in these unsettling times. Let’s gather to toast the victories we achieved in 2016, and to prepare for the state-wide campaigns later this year.

Each year, we honor those who make our city and community a better place. Our Outstanding Leadership Award will be presented to Corey Johnson, the new speaker of the NY City Council; Angela Fernandez Executive Director of Northern Manhattan Coaltion for Immigrant Rights will receive the Michalski-Leutner Community Leadership Award for that groupWSFSSH, West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing will be honored with the Distinguished Community Service Award

CFD leaders like Congressmember Jerry Nadler, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal have contributed to the Upper West Side's nationwide reputation for creative, outspoken Democratic leadership. CFD hopes to open the future to new, similarly-principled leaders.

Your contribution and presence will help advance our shared political and social agenda, including building our party to win back Congress in 2018. Sponsorship categories, which include a listing on the invitation, are: Angel ($1,500), Benefactor ($550), and Patron ($350). The regular ticket price is $250 (no listing). Invitations to this popular event will be circulated to approximately 2,000 West Siders and political and civic leaders, and sponsors will be featured on the CFD website and Facebook Page.

The deadline to be included on the invitation is Wednesday, March 25, 2018. We look forward to seeing you on April 15th.

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