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December 20, 2007

2007 Invitation

Friends, with a certain amount of swelling of the chest, and perhaps other parts of the body, we announce that our famed annual feté returns to the borough of Manhattan for the first time since 2003! With that migration comes a revival of the glory days of the celebration, in which one need neither travel to Red Hook nor pay an admission fee to attend.

In a stunning departure from previous years, however, 2007's event will be split into two distinct celebratory sections, an "early" (commencing 7:00pm, appropriate for those with early bedtimes -- yes, Preggie, I'm looking at you), and a "late" (commencing 11:30pm). Wherefore this disjunctive merrymaking? Read on, young friend, the reason shall become clear.

So please, won't you join us once again for...

Or, "Orbis Non Sufficit"

If we cannot say with certainty that this is the 15th year since we began celebrating the event, we can at least be assured that it is the 5th year since we first celebrated the 10th anniversary of the event.

DATE: Sunday, December 30, 2007
TIME: 7:00pm-10:30pm, 11:30pm until such time as we are forced to evacuate the premises
DRESS CODE: Vintage '03!
LOCATION: RiFiFi, 332 East 11th Street, East Village, Manhattan
Though blessed with a bartender much cuter than that of our last Manhattan venue, this location also boasts the constant threat of closing.

» The party shall commence at 7:00pm, and continue in fine form for 3.5 hours.
» At 10:30pm, NBNYE shall take a short recess as I (and any who care to join me) retire to the back room to watch the burlesque show (Those wishing neither to participate in this portion of the event nor to leave the party may remain in the front room and continue drinking)
» At some point during said show, let's call it 11:15pm, I shall attempt to convince the hosts to allow me to sing the official NBNYE anthem ("Fairytale of New York") live on stage, accompanied by as much of the audience as cares to join in
» At approximately 11:30pm (or show's end), NBNYE shall resume with a renewed fervor and enhanced drunkenness

RSVP, why not?
NB: This event was, due to unfortunate circumstances, cancelled.