Far from the sweltering heat and humidity all around me here in South Florida, the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) is organizing an election watch party at Aquavit on the day of the election to the Riksdag, September 19, from 1 to 5 pm.
includes smörgåsbord brunch with choice of one Danish Mary, Alliansen, Rödgrönt, Carlsberg beer or juice
SACC members: $45 plus tax and service
Members of Young professionals: $33 plus tax and service
65 East 55th Street, New York City
Sunday, September 19, 1 - 5 pm
Reservations are taken for seating from 12 noon to 2:30 pm.
The Swedish election coverage will be broadcast from 1 pm to 5 pm.
RSVP by September 18 to Aquavit at 212-307-7311.
You are on your own there.http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/gametracker/preview/NFL_20100919_NYG@IND
I like the Colts 31-19.
Given the renown of the restaurant, I shouldn't be surprised to see some TV video of this event via SVT and TV 4 next Sunday night or the usual post-election analysis the following day, and you can be sure that I will look for it via their website.
As it happens, until this week, there was a very cute TV4 promo animation of the candidates jousting in full knight regalia at http://www.tv4.se/ but because of the delay in my getting this post up, they seem to have pulled it already.
Special thanks to Filip Enocson of SACC New York and Peter Klein of Aquavit for their kind assistance and the Election Watch Party graphic at the top.
Filip and Peter's respective websites are http://www.saccny.org/ and http://www.aquavit.org/restaurant/newyork/index.asp
I'll have more to say about the election over the next two days, with some videos as well, but until then you may want to check out The Local's Guide to the 2010 Swedish Elections at:
Their 2010 election campaign webpage is at: http://www.thelocal.se/election2010/