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Thanks go out to everyone who attended our Garden State Holiday party December 9, including Senators Menendez and Booker and Congressmen Lance and Norcross. We also thank our sponsors (below), including those who contributed food, drink and silent auction items, and Chuck Divine for taking these great photos.

Share in the holiday merriment at the Garden State Holiday Party, cohosted by the New Jersey State Society and the New Jersey Group, Wednesday, December 9, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the McDermott Will & Emery Building, 9th Floor, 500 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington DC.

With a panoramic view of the US Capitol and the decorated Union Station, enjoy complimentary appetizers and an open bar with 10 New Jersey craft beers hailing from North Bergen to Cape May, as well as wines and spirits also from the Garden State. (See below for the great list of providers)

In the spirit of giving, bid on gifts, toys, Jersey-themed items and United airline tickets at the Silent Auction to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Children's Specialized Hospital of New Jersey. We are not collecting toys this year, but we will still be accepting cash donations for the hospital to purchase the gift items.

There is no charge for this event, but it is "Members Only." You can register for the event now, as well as join as a new member or renew your dues at HolidayEventBriteRegistration

Dues renewal notices will be going out tomorrow, but if you want to check your dues status now or have other questions, email Employees of sponsoring companies should register as current members.

Many,many thanks to our loyal sponsors and to those companies donating food and drink items.


BAE Systems, Bank of America, BD, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cablevision, Calpine, Cape May Brewing, Celgene, Chemours, Chubb, Cognizant, Cooper River Distillers, Edison Electric Institute, Ferguson Strategies, First Energy, Flying Fish, Garden State Craft Brewers Guild, Garden State Wine Growers Association, HealthCare Institute of NJ, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Novartis, Otsuka, Panasonic, PepsiCola, Prudential, PSEG, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, Seton Hall University, Thomas Edison State College, United Airlines, Washington Strategic Consulting, Winning Strategies Washington.


Beer from the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild will include:

Flying Fish, Somerdale; Cape May Brewing, Cape May; Little Dog, Neptune; River Horse, Ewing; Forgotten Boardwalk, Cherry Hill; Spellbound, Mount Holly ;Iron Hill, Voorhees & Maple Shade; Cricket Hill, Fairfield; Carton, Atlantic Highlands; and NJ Beer Co., North Bergen

Wine from the Garden State Wine Growers Association will include Unionville, Heritage and Hawk Haven.

Soft drink and snacks from PepsiCola.