The Buffalo and Hempstead Schedules

The State Democratic Convention kicks off in Buffalo on Monday, and the Republican State Convention kicks off in Hempstead on Tuesday. Here’s a taste of the proceedings, full schedules after the jump.

Republican schedule highlights include a salute to outgoing Governor Pataki on Wednesday night at the Grand Ballroom of the Garden City Hotel and a party with the NY GOP at the hotel’s Posh Lounge.

The Democrat’s schedule highlights include Eliot Spitzer’s Convention Kick-Off Event at Dunn Tire Park; Denise O’Donnell’s reception at the Century Grill; Mark Green’s reception at D’Arcy McGee’s Restaurant; Andrew Cuomo’s reception at the Pearl Street Grill; and Late Night with David Paterson at the Ellicott Square Building Atrium on Monday. Friends of Hillary will host a breakfast on Wednesday at the Buffalo Convention Center.

—Nicole Brydson


Monday, May 29:

2:30 pm Denise O’Donnell Reception (The Century Grill)

3:00 pm Democratic Rural Conference Meeting

4:00 pm Joint Meeting of the Executive Committee and County Chairs

5:00 pm Welcome Reception Hosted by State Democratic Chair Farrell (Harriet’s)

6:00 pm Spitzer 2006 Convention Kick-Off Event (Dunn Tire Park)

8:00 pm Mark Green for Attorney General Reception (D’Arcy McGee’s Restaurant)

9:00 pm Late Night with David Paterson (Ellicott Square Building Atrium)

10:00 pm Andrew Cuomo for Attorney General Reception (Pearl Street Grill)

Tuesday, May 30:

7:30 am Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee Breakfast Honoring Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

8:45 am Nomination and Vote for Governor, Lt. Governor

1:00 pm “Taste of Buffalo” Lunch Hosted by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown & NY State Democratic Committee Chair Farrell (Fountain Plaza Tent)

2:15 pm Nomination and Vote for Attorney General

8:00 pm “Taste of the DRC” Reception Hosted by the Democratic Rural Conference, Including a Special Performance by Political Satirist Norman Bender (Hyatt Hotel)

8:00 pm Finger Lakes Democratic Committees Reception (SOHO Bar)

10:00 pm Reception Sponsored by State Senator Neil Breslin (Brinks Tavern)

Wednesday, May 31:

8:00 am Breakfast Hosted by Friends of Hillary (Buffalo Convention Center)

9:30 am Nomination and Vote for Comptroller, Senate

1:30 pm Convention Adjourns


Tuesday, May 30:

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Registration and Welcome Reception (Grand Salon, Garden City Hotel)

Wednesday, May 31:

7:00 am Registration (Petit Salon, Garden City Hotel)

7:30 am Breakfast (Grand Salon, Garden City Hotel)

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Designating Meeting (Hofstra Arena)

5:30 pm Annual Reception, Salute to Gov. Pataki (Grand Ballroom, Garden City Hotel)

7:00 pm Dinner on your own

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Party with the NYGOP (Posh Lounge, Garden City Hotel)

Thursday, June 1:

7:30 am Breakfast (Grand Ballroom, Garden City Hotel)

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Designating Meeting (Hofstra Arena)

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