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In the past we’ve brought you the list of holiday parties to crash, but this year a friend of our has done it better – keeping a regular list of events to crash in DC around the year – so we are deferring to him.  Go here and check out the list of holiday parties and go crash them!

http://www.clotureclub.com/2010/11/holiday-receptions-list/

 

 

 

We always try to keep people up on the events going on around town, so check the blog for other events after the Holiday Season. And if you know of something going on and would like to spread the word, let us know. Send what you have to contact@itsfirstfriday.com and we’ll let it be known.

Crash Away!

Here are the events we know about so far…
We don’t promise you’ll get into all of these, but you can try. Give it a shot, what the hell.
And if you know of any events that should be on this list, please send them to us at contact@itsfirstfriday.com

Well keep updating as we hear about more of these, so check the blog regularly, and we’ll update them on the podcast, too, so give that a listen next time.

Monday December 1, 2008

America’s Energy Coast

325 Russell Senate Office Building
5:30pm- 7:00pm
RSVP: NONE, just show up!

Tuesday December 2, 2008

Congressional Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
US Capitol West Front Lawn
5:30- 6:30 p.m.
RSVP: Just come!

US Capitol Historical Society Holiday Reception
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building
5:30 pm- 8:30pm
RSVP: rsvp@uschs.org

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Congressional Holiday Reception
B. Smith’s at Union Station
5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
RSVP: http://resources.nei.org/invites/2008/chr/signup.asp

Wednesday December 3, 2008

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Sewall-Belmont House
144 Constitution Ave., NE
7:30 – 10:30 PM
RSVP: rsvp@wswa.org
White House Correspondents’ Association

7-9pm
Christmas reception
JW Marriott Hotel, Garden Terrace

Williams and Jensen invites you and your family to a Winter Wonderland Holiday Reception
6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 3
The Galleria at Lafayette Centre
1155 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Please RSVP to 202-973-5954 or rsvp@wms-jen.com

Alaska State Society Holiday Party
Senate Indian Affairs Committee Room (Senate Dirksen 628)
6:00-8:00 pm
Light o’dourves and refreshments will be served.
No RSVP is necessary.

The Southern Company Holiday Reception
East Hall at Union Station
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Please RSVP by Monday, November 24, 2008.
RSVP: http://www.ersvp.com/reply/event15101

The California Health Institute Holiday Reception
Sonoma Wine Bar, Capitol Hill
5:30-7:30 p.m.
RSVP: Taluban@chi.org

American Defense International
Hotel George: 15 E Street, NW
6:00- 9:00 p.m.
RSVP: info@americandefense.net

The National Beer Wholesalers Holiday Reception
Rayburn Cafeteria
5:30-7:30 p.m.
RSVP: rsvp@nbwa.org

Thursday December 4, 2008

Mazda Auto Holiday Party
Indebleu Restaurant: 707 G Street NW
5:30-8:00 p.m.
RSVP: jmularsk@mazdausa.com

State of Wisconsin Holiday Reception
Hyatt Regency Hotel (Thornton Room): 400 New Jersey Ave, NW
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
RSVP: Dionne.martin@we-energies.com or at 202-662-4346

Celebrate the Holidays with ACI-NA and the Airport Community\
6:00-8:00
The Westin Embassy Row
2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
RSVP: meetings@aci-na.org

The Georgia and Tennessee State Societies
Proudly Present the 5th Annual
Rednecks and Turtlenecks
Holiday Shindig
8-midnight
All you can drink $30 for Members, $35 for non-members
Kelly’s Irish Times
14 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Friday, December 5
10am
Embassy of Norway holds the annual Norwegian-American Christmas Bazaar.
Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Saturday December 6, 2008

The Capital Club’s 17th Annual Santa Soirée
City Tavern Club
9:00-2:00
http://www.capital-club.com/events.html

Monday December 8, 2008

DCYR’s Holiday Happy Hour
Asylum Bar & Lounge
6:00-8:00
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=37929018148

Tuesday December 9, 2008

The American Ireland Fund
The Fairmont Washington: The Colonnade Room
2401 M Street, NW Washington, DC
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Tickets $50, RSVP/Purchase contact DCYoungLeaders@ONeillEvent.com or 301-320-8232

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
James Lee Witt Associates Cordially Invites You to a Holiday Celebration
December 10th, 2008
6-9 PM
Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th Street NW
Please RSVP by December 8th, 2008 to rsvp@wittassociates.com

6-8 pm
American Society of International Law Christmas open house. Tillar House
2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(Metro stop: DuPont Circle, Q St. Exit)
RSVP at www.asil.org/holiday

Former Clinton FEMA head James Lee Witt of Witt Associates’ Christmas Party
6-9 pm
Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th Street NW
RSVP to rsvp@wittassociates.com

Canadian Embassy Christmas Reception
501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
6-8pm
RSVP http://www.connect2canada.com/event/ReceptionDec102008/index.jhtml?_requestid=139425 by December 5th
Dress: Business Attire

Thursday December 11, 2008

The National Association of Broadcasters
1771 North Street
6:00-8:00 p.m.
RSVP: NABHolidayParty@nab.org

The US Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party
1615 H Street, NW
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
RSVP: http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=674012
(MUST REGISTER at the RSVP site)

The Association of American Medical Colleges
The Willard Hotel: The Crystal Room
5:30- 8:00 p.m.
RSVP: Fax request to Coordinator at 202-828-4793

Air Transport Association Christmas Party
Lounge 201, 201 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
5:30pm-8pm
RSVP: mboniface@airlines.org

U.S. Energy Association Christmas reception
Reagan Bldg. and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, North Tower, Lower Level, Polaris Suite
4pm-7pm Business attire
RSVP by Dec 8 to http://www.usea.org

America’s Public Transportation Association Holiday Reception
2168 Rayburn House Office Building (The Gold Room)
5:30- 7:30 p.m.
RSVP: tjohnson@apta.com

Air Transport Association (ATA) Holiday Party
Lounge 201 (Senate Side) 201 Mass. Avenue, NE
5:30- 8:00 p.m.
RSVP: mboniface@airlines.org

Saturday, December 13

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
Shadow Room
2131 K St. NW

House of Sweden After Dark St. Lucia Ball
Black tie or cocktail attire
8pm-1am
Embassy of Sweden, 2900 K Street NW
202-467-2600
$80/Dancing. Rooftop winter bar. Entertainment. Gingerbred grotto. Tickets at ticketweb.com

Monday December 15, 2008

US Telecom Holiday Party
Bobby Van’s Grill: 1201 New York Avenue
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
RSVP: just show up!

American Farm Bureau Christmas party
4:30pm-7:30pm
Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW
RSVP: rsvp@fb.org

American Farm Bureau Federation Holiday Reception
Holiday Inn Capitol: 550 C Street SW
4:30pm- 7:30pm
RSVP: rsvp@fb.org

Tuesday December 16

Celebrate the Season with CTIA-The Wireless Association
National Portrait Gallery
7:00-10:00
RSVP: http://ctiait.ctia.org/holiday2008/

Wednesday December 17, 2008

Crop Life American
5:30-8:00
CropLife America Office
1156 15th Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
RSVP: http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?i=d525cfa4-b194-49df-9d60-b66d66291038

Thursday, December 18th

U Street Productions
“I’ll Have a Boozy Christmas (With or ) Without You”
Champagne and hors d’oeuvres
Music by DJ Amberlita
8:30pm-1am
Dress to seasonally impress
First 100 RSVPs only
Mandatory RSVP by Dec 8 at DCPartygoer@aol.com


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