Presidents! The Election! Toys for Tots! Hip Hip Hooray!

The world’s largest multi-club Democratic Presidential Forum is this Sunday, November 1, at 2 pm at the SVA Theater on West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). If you don’t have your free ticket yet, giddy up and get it on line at There may be tickets remaining. Remember to bring those Tilden pens and buttons!

What’s the most important date for good Democrats? Yes, it’s Election Day. As a registered Democrat you can vote on Tuesday, November 3 (polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm). If you don’t know where to vote or who the candidates are simply go to the website to get the facts.

While those of us living above 14th Street can’t vote for our own Tildenite Lyle Frank, he is on the ballot downtown and will soon become the City’s Next Greatest Judge. Lyle, your Tilden family is very proud of you!

Before you do anything else, be sure to Save the Date for the Tilden Toys for Tots Extravaganza Brunch. It’ll be Saturday, December 12 at noon at Paul and Jimmy’s restaurant  (123 East 18th Street, between Irving Place and Park Avenue South). If you were there last year you’ll remember the food, the friends, the music (thank you Adam Smale!) and the roaring good time we all had. Stay tuned for information on buying tickets.

Democratically yours,

Mark P. Thompson

President, Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club

The Club of the Year!