The Full 2017 PA Society List of Events

<It’s that time of year, politicos: Pennsylvania Society! Here’s a rundown of the events at the weekend-long marathon of dinners and cocktails.

The weekend is taking place a week earlier than usual and at a different venue, leading to some organizations to cancel their events for the weekend.  The Waldorf Astoria is undergoing renovations, so the event has been moved to the New York Hilton Midtown instead.  

As a result of the change in date and venue, the PoliticsPA Governor Mifflin Society Reception will not be held this year.  

“In the tradition of Grover Cleveland and Tom Corbett, it is incumbent upon us to take a one year break from our Pennsylvania Society Tradition,” Larry Ceisler said in an email.  

Throughout the weekend, many will likely be talking about the groundwork for next year’s Governor and Senate elections, and how the election of President Trump has changed politics in Pennsylvania.  

Update: Lieutenant Governor candidate Aryanna Berringer came out against politicians going to PA Society, saying she will instead volunteer during the weekend.  Governor Tom Wolf stayed in Pennsylvania for the last two PA Society meetings choosing to volunteer instead, but will be attending this year’s meeting.

“I won’t go.There is just too much work to be done in Pennsylvania: whether it’s figuring out our state budget, or what will happen to children who will lose their healthcare when Donald Trump kicks them off CHIP, or all the other Pennsylvanians who find themselves in need, hanging out in swanky New York City bars doesn’t seem like a good Progressive answer to me,” Berringer said.

Below is the list of events going on this weekend, if we missed any, please email us at  

Friday, December 1st

PA GOP Commonwealth Club Luncheon with Vice President Mike Pence
VIP Reception 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m.-2 p.m. – Rainbow Room – 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th floor

Quantum Communications Seminar & Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Union League Club
Invitation Only

Jake Corman Reception
2:00-5:00 p.m. – The 40/40 Club, 6 West 25th Street

“Broadband Kickoff Reception”
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Tonic / 727 7th Avenue, Times Square
By invitation only

Leech Tishman and Pittsburgh Tech Council – Society on the Rocks
3:00-7:00 p.m. – The 620 Loft and Garden, 620 Fifth Avenue (Entrance on 50th Street)

Metropolitan Caucus Reception 
4:00-6:00 p.m. – Sutton South/Regent, NY Hilton Midtown, 2nd Floor
By invitation only

Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry & West Chester University
A Salute to Leadership Reception
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. – The Warwick Hotel

2017 Pennsylvania Society Reception
K&L Gates LLP with Allegheny Conference on Community Development CEO Stefani Pashman
4:00 p.m.-7:00p.m. – 599 Lexington Ave (Corner of 53rd and Lex)

Washington County Chamber, along with Steptoe & Johnson, Waynesburg University and Dawood Engineering Reception 
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – NY Hilton Midtown, Herb & Kitchen Runway

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey with Dan Dilella and Gary Silva
5:30-7:30 p.m. – Barbizon 63, 140 East 63rd

Scott Wagner for Governor Reception
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – New York Hilton Midtown, Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Pennsylvania Leaders Connection
Hosted by the Al Dia Foundation and the PLC Host Committee
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – New York Hilton Midtown (4th Floor)

6th Annual Cocktail Reception for the Northern Delegation to the PA Society
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South

Fitzgerald/Peduto Annual Reception
6:00-8:00 p.m. – St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park

Cozen O’Connor Reception
6:00-8:30 p.m. – 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street
By invitation only

Interstate Public Safety Reception Honoring Senior Deputy Attorney General Pearl Kim
Hosted By: Stephen Iacobucci of Iacobucci Companies & Sean Edwards of RCG Telecom
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
By invitation only

Blank Rome Reception
7:00-9:30 p.m. – New York Marriot East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street

We Want Wirs for PA State Senate Reception
8:00 p.m.-Midnight – New York Hilton Midtown, Trianon Complex, 3rd Floor

Duane Morris Reception
10:00 p.m.-Midnight – 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street, Between 5th and 6th Avenues
By invitation only

Saturday, December 2nd

PNC Breakfast Reception
7:30-9:30 a.m. – NY Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South – Card room and lounge, 9th Floor

ShellyLyons Public Affairs & Communications 8th Running of the PA Society Weekend 5 Miler
8:15 a.m. – New York Hilton – Midtown
$25 donation to Just for Today Recovery and Veterans Services

UPenn Breakfast Reception
8:30-10:30 a.m. – The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street
PMA’s Annual Seminar and Luncheon
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – The Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street
By invitation only

Mango for PA Reception
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. – Maloney & Porcelli
The Skylight Room, 37 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022
By invitation only

21st Century Leaders In Infrastructure and Energy Reception
Hosted by Arena Strategies, Associated PA Constructors, Bentley Systems, CEO Council For Growth, Exelon Corp., and WSP
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Quality Italian – 57 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
By invitation only

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Afternoon Reception
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Mastro’s Steakhouse
By invitation only

U.S. Senator Bob Casey Holiday Reception
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Location given with RSVP

7th Annual The League of 1789 Reception
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Kimberly Hotel, Upstairs
145 E. 50th St., New York, NY 10022
By Invitation only

Celebrating the Construction Industry Reception 
Hosted by ACEC of PA, AIA Pennsylvania, ABC Pennsylvania, and PBA
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant, 14 East 47th Street

Fisher Phillips 3rd Annual Business Leadership in Diversity Award Reception
Honoring Angela D. Giampolo, Principal, Giampolo Law Group and blogger,
Saturday, December 2
3:00-5:00 PM
145 West 53rd Street
RSVP by 11/30 to Clare Block

AICUP Reception
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – Warwick Hotels And Resorts, 65 W 54th St

Welcome Reception – 6:00PM
Dinner – 7:00PM
Dessert Reception – 8:30PM
Gold Medalist:  The Sheetz Family
New York Hilton Midtown  
Members & Non-members $500pp

Sunday, December 3rd
Temple University Brunch
9:00-11:00 a.m. – New York Hilton Midtown, Sutton Ballroom, 2nd Floor

29 Responses

  1. What does one have to do to get an invitation to one of these parties where anyone can Buy an elected official . This whole thing seems to be a Scam on the good people of Pennsylvania . The Big Shots party Big Time while plotting More was to screw Sam and Susie 6 Pack out of more money we already pay about 65 % altogether in Taxes Including Death Taxes or should I say being Taxed to Death .

  2. Looking at that fat Check Book Dan Meuser is carrying around more endorsements are about to come his way. What’s the going rate for a party officials endorsement? If it’s less then a few grand he might have bought some den endorsements this time as well. Dan the taxing swamp man at home in the ballrooms of New York.

  3. No reason to go at all if the Ceisler and IBEW 98 party aren’t happening. Everything else is invite only or cost $$$$$. All the self-important kids in their 20s and early 30s in their best suits who have no business going will be wandering the streets looking for free booze and causing traffic jams.

    1. Bravo Group, Energy Association, PA Chamber, etc. All are little-known organizations so it is understandable that they would be missed.

      1. Diano will be hosting a party in his pants. Mike Stack is the keynote speaker. That is all.

  4. Can you please stop calling this the “Complete” list because there are many other important but invitation-only events that are missing. Thank you.

  5. The Commonwealth just went through another ridiculous budgetary season where money will be BORROWED to balance the budget. Now these orschlucks will whoop it up in NYC? Spend the money and generate the taxes here in good old PA.

    1. Tired of people bashing the wealthy. Work harder, spend wisely, and join the 1% (and attend the parties).

  6. Shame that a good guy like Peduto dirties himself with a phony like Fitz. The Zappala mafia has snuck into Pgh’s hq through the back door which phony Fitz opened for them. Watch your back , Peduto!

  7. Will Wolf pretend to serve Soup to the poor this year with his girls Mary and Sin or sneak off to NYC to suck up to money buddies… Phoney Baloney fake Wolf

    1. Really………he only lost once. Won his first election and then after losing came right back and won the very next time……ben Harrison wasn’t able to pull that off

  8. Those people shouldnt be allowed to spend their money and do things on their free time!!!!

  9. There will certainly be a lot of promiscuity going on up there this weekend. This is a despicable tradition in Pennsylvania and I sincerely hope President Trump ends this tradition once and for all. The sex, drugs and rock & roll culture in PA politics must end.

    1. I agree that Pennsylvania is obscenely corrupt and luxurious. The desire to have Trump end it is insane and proof-positive that voters cannot be trusted with the key protections of democracy.

      How do you propose Trump ends “this tradition”? Declaring it illegal? Arresting people? Banning free-association. Classic pathetic dictator shit.

    2. While i agree this is a generally stupid and outdated tradition. Democrats hold their own events in Commonwealth society so it’s not just the GOP. Trump has NO ability to shut down events like this so be realistic about the power of the president. Commonwealth is an independent fundraising organization that funds philanthropic causes…but it’s become the hotbed of everything wrong in PA politics.

    3. Wow. You want President Trump to end a party?

      What would you like him to do? How much overreach of power do you want them man to have?

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