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10/13/2010

Tomorrow: New 'Housewives' premieres yet Andy Cohen still made other plans -- that's how you know it's important

by Jeremy Hooper

It's a bit of a rebuilding year for New York's Empire State Pride Agenda. A new Executive Director. New staff in other key positions. A new governor and a host of new legislators come January. And then there's the aftermath of one truly shitty marriage vote to reckon with. There are no two ways about it: ESPA is a scrappy organization with a tough, in-flux fight ahead.

But tomorrow night in Manhattan? The principled push forward gets paired with a nice canapé for ESPA's annual Fall Dinner, where supportive senators, beauty queens, Carrie Bradshaws, "Real Housewives" drama front-row-seat-havers, and more will come out for an autumnal reminder of where the state is, where it needs to be, and how we all get there from here. The deets:

ESPAWHO: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – To deliver remarks

Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen – Hosts

Miss New York 2010 Claire Buffie –
Recipient of the 2010 Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer – Special appearance

New York Gov. David Paterson – Special appearance
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn – Special appearance
Other State and Local Elected Officials – Members of New York State Assembly & Senate, New York’s U.S. Congressional delegation, New York City Council, & others

Other Celebrity Guests

WHERE: Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
811 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street, NYC

WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner & Program: 7 p.m.Post-Event Reception immediately following, featuring DJ Corey Craig

*We'll try to bring you some video and assorted whatnots, as we have for the past several years. Not yet sure how tomorrow's gonna shake out.

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