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Sunday Gridiron Reprise with State Society Reception


WE HAVE SOLD OUT ON OUR GROUP TICKETS but you could Try This Eventbrite Link of the Gridiron Foundation itself for individual tickets in quantities under five. The password is Gridiron321.

For those who have never attended this historic, satirical, song and dance performance by the nation's top journalists, you can't go through life without seeing it at least once!

The Gridiron Reprise will be held on Sunday, March 5, in the ballroom of the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW.

Watch well-known journalists performing songs and skits in costume, journalists such as Al Hunt of Bloomberg, Susan Page of USAToday, Brett Baier of Fox News, John King of CNN, Andrea Mitchell of NBC, and Judy Woodruff of PBS.

Enjoy complimentary, beer, wine and light snacks at the 2 pm pre-show reception where our guests get to chat with some of these Gridiron members invited to our state society gathering. The reprise itself starts at 3 pm and the program ends by 5 pm.

Our tickets are $70 with no processing fee and can be purchased through us immediately, below.

When you purchase tickets, you will receive a Paypal acknowledgement as a receipt. Tickets will be waiting for you at the Will Call Table at the event itself. (Just ask for the Jersey Girl!)

We will also email you on Monday, February 28, with additional details, such as where in the hotel's reception hallway the state society members will gather for the 2 pm reception.

QUESTIONS? Contact Nancy Fatemi at info@njss.org or call 202 580 9775. If no one is available, call 703 577 0070.

Because the Gridiron Club and Foundation is a 501© (3) organization, about $56 of the $70 cost of the ticket is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT THE WHITE TIE AND TAILS DINNER OF THE NIGHT BEFORE, BUT IT IS THE SAME GREAT PERFORMANCE!

BACKROUND:
The Gridiron Club has been holding its annual Saturday night, formal Gridiron dinner since 1885, featuring satire and songs that skewer Presidents and Congressional leaders, lobbyists and sacred cows. At this event, (which is the more informal next-day afternoon Sunday Reprise), syndicated columnist Mark Shields relays the highlights of speeches that were delivered the night before, which typically include remarks by the President and a leading Democrat and leading Republican. Running the musical performance is the director of the Presidentís Own, the Marine Band, Lt. Col Jason Fettig, who serves as the Club's musical director.

PARKING AND METRO: There is metered street parking, and parking available in the hotel (pricey), and a lot across the street (more reasonable). Nearest Metro stops are Gallery Place-Chinatown and Metro Center.


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