National Press Club

Fourth Estate offers three-course, prix-fixe Valentine's Day dinner, Feb. 14

January 18, 2018 | By Miguel Dominguez |

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. It's not too early to make plans

Celebrate the special day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, in a special way -- at the Club's Fourth Estate restaurant. Enjoy a three-course dinner designed by Executive Chef Susan Delbert, accompanied by a complimentary glass of bubbly.

The dinner is priced at $110/member couples; $130/non-member couples; beverages, gratuity and tax are not included.

Two seatings are available at, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. To reserve, visit or call 202-662-7638.

Prix-fixe Menu

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Kennedy Library to conclude JFK centennial year tour with program at Club, Jan. 31

January 18, 2018

For a year the John F. Kennedy Library has held seminars around the nation to discuss President Kennedy’s legacy on the centennial of his birth. That tour will wrap up at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Jan. 31, with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the library’s findings on the relevance of Kennedy today.

Presenters will include Gil Klein, chairman of the Club’s History and Heritage Team,, who will talk about Kennedy’s activities at the Club.

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'Sovereignty' playwright to discuss Native American rights at Headliners Newsmaker, Tuesday 10 a.m.

January 18, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Mary Kathryn Nagle, playwright of the new drama, "Sovereignty," will discuss Native American rights and the defense of the Violence Against Women Act at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

Debuting this month at Washington’s Arena Stage, "Sovereignty" is based on the stories of Nagle’s Cherokee grandfathers. It spans 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) and Andrew Jackson’s presidency to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma.

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Expert and author discusses Korean Peninsula tensions in latest Update-1 podcast

January 17, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

In the latest edition of the National Press Club's podcast, Update-1, Club Broadcast/Podcast Team member Lincoln Smith interviews South Korea expert Scott Snyder about his most recent book, "South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers."

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Author to share hidden history of Watergate complex at Headliners Book Rap, Feb. 21

January 15, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Joseph Rodota, author of “The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address.” will take attendees on a deep dive into the shadowy past and the most intriguing inhabitants of the Watergate office/hotel/apartment complex at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m.

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Inaugural Gala for incoming Club president Andrea Edney planned for Feb. 10

January 11, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

Andrea Snyder Edney, an editor at Bloomberg News, will be inaugurated as the 111th president of the National Press Club at a gala dinner at the Club on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Edney, a longtime member of the Club, has served on the Board of Governors and as chair of the Scholarship Committee. She will officially assume the presidency at the Club's General Membership meeting on Friday, Jan. 19.

The Inaugural Gala will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and an after-party with dancing in the Holeman Lounge.

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Ex-Philadephia Mayor Nutter to review political career at Headliners Book Rap, Feb. 15

January 11, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.15, to discuss his new biography, "Mayor: The Best Job in Politics."

This event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online.

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Former Club presidents Burr, Hughes win top volunteer honors

January 9, 2018 | By Mark Schoeff Jr. |

Two former National Press Club presidents took the Club’s top volunteer awards at a Jan. 8 ceremony in the Holeman Lounge.

Thomas Burr, a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune and the 2016 Club president, won the Berny Krug Award, which recognizes the Club’s exceptional volunteer.

John Hughes, a Bloomberg News editor, won the John Cosgrove Award, which is given to a former Club president who embodies the spirit and devotion to the Club of the late Cosgrove, an iconic Club presence who was the 1961 president. Hughes was the 2015 Club president.

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Club to close Monday for MLK holiday

January 9, 2018

The National Press Club will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther Jr. King Day, a federal holiday.

Club operations will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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Time running out to buy tickets for Wigle Whiskey Tasting with Club President Ballou, Friday

January 9, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

An event featuring a signature drink from his hometown of Pittsburgh will celebrate a year of 'good spirits' with outgoing Club President Jeffrey Ballou at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in the Holeman Lounge.

The Wigle Whiskey Tasting will run until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available online. They can be purchased for a $15 early-bird rate until midnight, Jan. 7. The regular price is $20.

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