National Press Club

The Inauguration of Andrea Edney

The Inauguration of Andrea Edney

February 10, 2018 6:30 PM

Location: Ballroom

The Board of Governors of The National Press Club requests the pleasure of your company at

The Inauguration of Andrea Edney

News Editor at Bloomberg News and 111th President of the National Press Club

Sat. Feb. 10, 2018
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Dancing will follow

Keynote Speaker: Renowned First Amendment Advocate Floyd Abrams
Musical Act: Swing Machine

Black Tie Optional

Renowned first amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams is the confirmed keynote speaker for President Andrea Edney's Inauguration on Feb 10.

The Inaugural Gala will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. with the after-party in the Holeman Lounge. Tickets are $110 per person for Club members and $140 for non-members. Valet parking will be available for attendees.

Abrams is best known for successfully defending The New York Times from the Nixon administration’s attempt to block the printing of "The Pentagon Papers". He also represented the Brooklyn Museum of Art when then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani tried to deny city support due to an exhibition he called “sacrilegious.”

Also confirmed is the 19-person big band Swing Machine comprised of former members of the Air Force Airmen of Note, Army Blues, Navy Commodores, Glenn Miller Orchestra and other professional musicians.

Sponsorship and donation opportunities

Help make the gala more memorable via a personal donation or corporate sponsorship. If you wish to support Andrea and the National Press Club in addition to – or in lieu of – your ticket purchase, we are happy to work with you on table sponsorship or other opportunities. We appreciate your help.

For more information on sponsorship levels and contributions, please contact Laura Coker at

Please note: ticket cancellations - for any reason - must be made by 6:30pm on Saturday, February 3 to be eligible for refund.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Laura Coker

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