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The Full 2021 PA Society List of Events

Things are shaping up to be fairly subdued this weekend at Pennsylvania Society. The dinner will take place Saturday and fittingly will honor Dr. Ala Stanford of Philadelphia, the CEO and Founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

In a normal year it would be a perfect time for the annual confab of political, business and nonprofit leaders from the Keystone State (which, to the bemusement of newcomers and the ire of venues in Pa., takes place in Manhattan). Major primary races for Governor, Senate, Congress, and a raft of scuttlebutt related to redistricting and reapportionment would drive more than a weekend of cocktail parties.

Unfortunately, uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic led many longtime event hosts to postpone plans until 2022. The dinner itself remains in an alternate venue while renovations continue at the Waldorf Astoria. NYC requires most indoor venues to confirm proof of COVID vaccination, including for the dinner.

Here are the events happening this weekend at the 123nd annual gathering. If we missed any, please send the details to

Friday, December 3

The Real Party
Hosted by ColdSpark, Chalmers & Adams law firm, and RedCurve
2:00 – 5:00pm
Niall’s on 52nd
218 E 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
RSVP required

Cocktail Reception for Leader Joanna McClinton
New York Hilton Midtown
Sutton Center
Tickets are available here. Please RSVP to Erin Wise, erin at

K&L Gates Reception
4:00 – 7:00pm
K&L Gates LLP
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
By invitation only

AL DÍA Foundation Reception
5:00 – 7:00pm
Victor’s Cafe
236 W 52nd St.

Saturday, December 4

Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association Annual Seminar and Luncheon
Sponsored by Bentley Systems
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Metropolitan Club: 1 East 60th Street, New York City, NY 10036
By invitation only

Holiday Reception with GT Thompson
3 West Club
3 West 51st Street
New York City, NY
2:00 – 3:00pm
Registration is required.

123rd Annual Dinner of The Pennsylvania Society
6:00 – 10:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue
New York, NY, 10019
Tickets are available here.

8 Responses

  1. What’s striking is the dearth of candidate-sponsored receptions, recalling how these events prompted tea-leaf-readers lotsa grist.

  2. It’s all about tradition, business and civility in politics – successful governing is about relationships, this event is all about relationships – plus it is New York City at Christmas!

  3. The Annual Dinner is $600/ticket. Proof of vaccination required for this event, so I wonder how many anti-vax promoters will attend because they got themselves vaccinated?

  4. This Event is Racist and exclusionary and Snobbish and pandering and Buying politicians and a Rigged game They should let Homeless people and Black People and all Minorities come to every event otherwise it’s a joke a fraud and a sham and everyone that attends it should be ashamed of themselves you are all a bunch of Hippocrites

  5. At least it is happening in some form. I never understood why a bigwig would not go. It’s still exciting to be in NYC this time of year and at such a function.

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