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Upcoming Events

March 30, 2023

The New Criterion Poetry Party

The New Criterion

invites its Friends to a

Book Party

in celebration of

Some Problems with Autobiography

by Brian Brodeur

winner of   The New Criterion’s 2022 Poetry Prize

Thursday, March 30

6 p.m.

RSVP to 

[email protected] or 212.247.6980


Recent Events

October 16, 2019

Sovereignty or Submission: a symposium

The New Criterion
invites you to

Sovereignty or Submission: Restoring national identity in the spirit of liberty
a symposium

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Continental Breakfast: 8:30–9:30
Morning Session: 9:30–12:30
Lunch: 12:45–1:45
Afternoon Session: 2:00–4:00

Washington, D.C.


September 25, 2019

First Annual Circle Lecture

The New Criterion 

invites members of its Circle to

“Leninthink: On the pernicious legacy of Vladimir Lenin”
with Gary Saul Morson, Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts
and Humanities at Northwestern University

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6–8 p.m.

New York City

The New Criterion welcomes all members of its Circle to this special event. For additional details, including location, please call 212-247-6980, or contact Robert Erickson at [email protected]

To join our Circle and receive an invitation to this exclusive event, please click here.

Members of our Circle may also respond below.


April 04, 2019

Sixth Edmund Burke Award Gala

Statesman, theorist, and philosopher: The work of Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is as pertinent today as it has ever been. Last year, celebrating our thirty-sixth season, The New Criterion honored Victor Davis Hanson with the sixth annual Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society. This year we are delighted to honor Andrew Roberts with the seventh iteration of the award. Please join us on April 4, 2019 as we celebrate his work at a gala dinner at The Metropolitan Club in New York City.

RSVP here.


October 19, 2018

Permanent Things: Russell Kirk’s Centenary

The New Criterion
invites you to

Permanent Things: Russell Kirk’s Centenary
a symposium


Friday, October 19, 2018

Continental Breakfast: 8:30–9:30
Morning Session: 9:30–12:30
Lunch: 12:45–1:45
Afternoon Session: 2:00–4:00

The New York Yacht Club
37 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036


October 03, 2018

Parlo Como Pittore: The Life and Work of Andrew Forge

Criterion Books invites Friends and Young Friends to a panel discussion celebrating the release of Criterion Books’ 
Observation: Notation
Selected Writings of Andrew Forge, 1955–2002

With panelists: William Bailey, David Cast, Betty Cuningham & Kyle Staver

Moderated by James Panero

Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.

The New York Studio School,

8 West 8th Street

New York, NY 10011

No response necessary; seating is open and limited

For more information, please click here.


September 06, 2018

Season-Opener Party

On September 6, the Editors of  The New Criterion and staff of Encounter Books welcomed Friends, Young Friends, and authors to Encounter Books’ office to mark the start of another season. 

Guests toasted the new season with punch, hors d’ouevres, and good cheer.


March 07, 2018

Young Friends Dinner with Dominic Green

On March 7, the Editors of  The New Criterion sat down for an evening of food and discussion with a group of Young Friends supporters at The Knickerbocker Club.

The guest speaker of the evening was Dominic Green, a prolific contributor to The New Criterion, who discussed the enduring relevance and success of quality print magazines in the so-called “death of print” era. Green is also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly StandardThe SpectatorNational ReviewThe Atlantic, and other various publications.


September 29, 2017

“Populism and its critics”: a symposium.

A conference with New Criterion editors and contributors.

Please join the editors of The New Criterion for a day-long conference with Members of London’s Social Affairs Unit on “Populism and its critics: how conservatives should respond to the populist challenge.

The term “populist” has been applied to charismatic leaders who appeal directly to the people, over the heads of patrician elites: a broad range of leaders, from Julius Caesar to Adolf Hitler, have borne the moniker. No useful purpose is served by comparing Donald Trump to Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, or anybody else. His presidency doesn’t mean that American democracy is in danger, any more than Brexit means that Britain has succumbed to xenophobia. Nevertheless, populism does pose serious challenges to conservatives.  There is the risk that the attack on new progressive elites will be used to attack all elites. Our conference proposes to ask how conservatives should respond to the challenges of the new politics.

We hope you will be able to join us for this timely discussion. Participants will include David Azerrad, Jeremy Black, Chris Buskirk, Douglas Carswell, Michael Gleba, Philip Hamburger, Daniel Johnson, Roger Kimball, Andrew C. McCarthy, Christopher Montgomery, Michael Mosbacher, George Nash, and James Piereson.

RSVP to Andrew Shea ([email protected] or 212.247.6980) for more information.


April 26, 2017

Fifth Edmund Burke Award Gala

The New Criterion’s Fifth Edmund Burke Award Gala honored Philippe de Montebello, who served as the museum director of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for more than three decades. Please enjoy these highlights from a special night and consider becoming a Friend of The New Criterion at



October 21, 2016

“The Future of Permanence in an Age of Ephemera”: A symposium on museums

The New Criterion  hosted "The Future of Permanence in an Age of Ephemera," a symposium on museums at the Consulate General of France on October 21, 2016. Please enjoy photos from the event below and consider joining us as a Friend of The New Criterion for all invitations to all of our talks and symposia at