March 21, 2006: Scheduling Conflicts

Tonight (Monday), the Northeast Queens Republican Club, Queens Village Republican Club, and Forest Park Republican Club will jointly host Bill Weld. John Faso is unable to attend.

Tomorrow morning Eliot Spitzer will speak at Syracuse University, but will be unable to attend the Lambda Independent Democrats’ evening gubernatorial endorsement meeting (pdf) in Park Slope. Tom Suozzi declined the invitation also had a conflict.

Also tomorrow evening, the Municipal Art Society hosts a reception honoring Christine Quinn, and a town hall meeting on the 3rd anniversary of the Iraq War will be held at the SEIU headquarters.

—Nicole Brydson

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