National Press Club

Superstar ballerina Misty Copeland plans to discuss her advice book, April 17, 8 a.m.

April 12, 2017 | By Aprill O. Turner |

As many cling to New Year’s health resolutions and prep for beach-body season, America’s top ballerina has some advice to offer.

Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, will discuss her first health and fitness book, "Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You," as well as her roles as a ballerina and an activist, in a discussion at the National Press Club on Monday, April 17, at 8 a.m., in the Club's Holeman Lounge.

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Memorial for Peter Hickman Set for Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. in Club Ballroom

April 11, 2017 | By Ken Dalecki |

Friends and associates of Peter J. Hickman, the National Press Club's long-time "ambassador to embassies" and Newsmaker organizer, are invited to attend a memorial service from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in the Club Ballroom.

Hickman died of heart failure on April 2 at the age of 85.

Michael Hickman, Peter's son, plans to lead the memorial service and invite Peter's friends to join in reminiscing about his father's 28-year association with the Press Club.

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Journalism Institute hosts sixth annual golf tournament on May 31 at Woodmore

April 11, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Pull out your golf clubs and hit the driving range to limber up for the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Sixth Annual Golf Invitational Tournament.

The Journalism Institute plans to host the event on Wednesday, May 31, at 8:45 a.m. at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md.

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Art Wiese Speaks: Kissinger delivers farewell address

April 10, 2017

"Kissinger's Farewell: Henry Kissinger, secretary of State in both the Nixon and Ford administrations, delivered his farewell address at the National Press Club in January 1977.

After reviewing the prospects for peace in the Mideast, Kissinger was surprised -- and visibly pleased -- when a belly dancer suddenly appeared before the podium and began her act. It was the Press Club's own humorous goodbye to one of the 20th Century's most famous diplomats. It happened at the Club -- where news (sometimes fun) happens in the nation's capital."

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Marking centennial of America’s entry into World War I, here is what happened at Club

April 10, 2017 | By Gil Klein |

With membership booming, the National Press Club relocated in 1914 to expanded facilities atop what was known as the Albee Building at the corner of 15th and G Streets, N.W.

Nearly a year before the United States declared war, President Woodrow Wilson spoke to the Club on May 15, 1916, about the worldwide conflagration and his burden in deciding what to do.

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Save the Date for a Certified Angus Beef dinner on May 24 at the NPC's Fourth Estate

April 6, 2017

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant plans to host a food and wines dinner featuring unusual cuts of Certified Angus Beef on Wednesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $80/single; $150/couple. Club members receive a 15 percent discount. Please click here for tickets. Club members must be logged into the main site to receive the discount.

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Art Wiese Speaks: Fourth Estate Award runs into 'Saturday Night Massacre'

April 3, 2017

"Fourth Estate: The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award almost died aborning. It was October 1973 and that coveted honor was being presented for the first time at a gala dinner. But the recipient, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite, kept consulting his watch because he knew that President Nixon had just fired the Watergate special prosecutor in the infamous 'Saturday Night Massacre.' Mercifully, the program moved quickly and Cronkite got his award -- and back on the air. A memorable night at the National Press Club -- where new is made in the nation's capital."

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Tax Day approaches! Reserve for IRS Commissioner Koskinen NPC Luncheon, April 5

April 3, 2017 | By Kristin Szremski |

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen plans to speak at a National Press Club Luncheon on April 5, less than two weeks before the annual tax-filing deadline.

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Last chance to reserve for gourmet Italian dinner featuring Domenica Marchetti, April 4

April 3, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

Experience an Italian dinner dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean art of food preservation with acclaimed cookbook author
Domenica Marchetti on April 4 at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The dinner kicks off with hors d'oeuvres and a speciality cocktail at 6:30 p.m. You'll then enjoy four courses with perfectly paired wines.

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Special Kalb Report featuring CNN's Tapper, Post's Fahrenthold, Saturday, April 8, at noon

April 3, 2017 | By Gil Klein |

CNN anchor Jake Tapper and Washington Post political reporter David Fahrenthold plan to join host Marvin Kalb to talk about President Donald Trump’s war against the press at a special "Kalb Report" at the National Press Club on Saturday, April 8, at noon.

Unlike any other Kalb Report, this one will be held on the weekend in the Club's Ballroom. Admission is free but seating is limited. Press Club members can reserve by calling the front desk, 202-662-7500 or by clicking here.

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