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Upcoming Events

June 06, 2024

June Party with Encounter Books

The New Criterion invites its Friends and Young Friends to celebrate the close of Volume 42 at a cocktail party in New York.

Thursday, June 6, 6 p.m.

RSVP to Isaac Sligh for details.


May 02, 2024

Eleventh Edmund Burke Award

The Eleventh Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society will be awarded to Ronald S. Lauder at a special gala evening in New York. Visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

May 2, 6:30 p.m.

The Metropolitan Club, New York

For questions, please contact Isaac Sligh:
 [email protected]


April 18, 2024

A conversation on painting and history with Judy Kudlow

The New Criterion invites its Friends and Young Friends to an evening of cocktails and conversation with the painter Judy Kudlow at a private club in New York.

April 18, 6 p.m.

RSVP to Isaac Sligh ([email protected]) by April 10 for details.


April 04, 2024

Poetry Party with Peter Vertacnik

The New Criterion invites its Friends and Young Friends to celebrate the recipient of the twenty-third New Criterion Poetry Prize, Peter Vertacnik. Peter’s collection The Nature of Things Fragile is out now from Criterion Books.

Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m.
New York

RSVP to Isaac Sligh ([email protected]) for details.


March 14, 2024

Book Party with Alexander Chula

The New Criterion invites its Friends and Young Friends to an evening with Dr. Alexander Chula in celebration of his new book Goodbye, Dr Banda: Lessons for the West From a Small African Country (Polygon).

Thursday, March 14, 6 p.m.
New York

RSVP to Isaac Sligh ([email protected]) by March 4 for details.

Alexander Chula is a medical doctor and writer working in London. His work has appeared in The New Criterion, among other venues.


February 29, 2024

Cocktails & Conversation with Dominic Green

The New Criterion invites its Friends and Young Friends to cocktails and conversation with Dominic Green, critic for The Wall Street Journal and The New Criterion.

Thursday, February 29, 6 p.m.

Business attire.

RSVP to Isaac Sligh ([email protected]) for details.


Recent Events

June 04, 2008

OPEN EVENT: 2008 Bradley Symposium: Encounter at 10

Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal will hold its fourth annual Bradley Symposium, co-sponsored by Encounter Books, with Roger Kimball, Robert Bork, Andrew McCarthy, John O'Sullivan, John Fonte, James Piereson, and Victor Davis Hanson.


9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

St. Regis Hotel

Washington, D.C.


Register here.


April 17, 2008

FRIENDS EVENT: Book party for Foiled Again by J. Allyn Rosser

Winner of the 2007 New Criterion Poetry Prize

Hosted by Donald and Patricia Oresman

This event is open to the Friends of The New Criterion.

Join today!



April 10, 2008

FRIENDS EVENT: Day conference and luncheon on Libel Tourism

The Princeton Club. Co-hosted by Foundation for Defense of Democracies 



March 13, 2008

OPEN HOUSE: Young Friends Advisory Board

Hosted by Mr. Avik Roy


January 13, 2008

FRIENDS EVENT: An evening with Joseph Epstein

Reception and remarks with Mr. Joseph Epstein, TNC Contributor
Hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Fedak


December 13, 2007

FRIENDS EVENT: Holiday party

Friends and contributors holiday celebration

Hosted by the Editors of The New Criterion


September 28, 2007

FRIENDS EVENT: Conference on

Union League Club

Papers by: Peter Berkowitz (The Hoover Institute), Andrew McCarthy (The Foundation for the Defense of Democracy), Kenneth Minogue (UK), Jeremy Black (UK), Daniel Johnson, and John O'Sullivan

Other participants: Roger Kimball, Brian Anderson (The City Journal), Judge Robert H. Bork, Gerald Frost (UK), George Nash, James Piereson (The William E. Simon Foundation), Herbert London (The Hudson Institute), Michael Gleba (The Scaife Foundation)


September 27, 2007

FRIENDS EVENT: An evening with John O'Sullivan

A cocktail and reception and talk withJohn O'Sullivan.  On the eve of The New Criterion and Social Affairs Unit (London) Conference


"The Future of Conservatism"

 The Century Association, New York City


September 14, 2007

ASSOCIATED EVENT: An evening with sculptor Sabin Howard

Unveiling of sculptor Sabin Howard’s Aphrodite Collection


Viewing and reception with Young Friends. At ABC Carpet and Home 


September 06, 2007

OPEN HOUSE: Launch party for The New Criterion Young Friends Advisory Board

Cocktails and remarks with Roger Kimball and YFAB Chairman Avik Roy


Hosted by Mr. Avik Roy


(Young Friends, Young Friends Advisory Board)