Obama Fundraiser at Mona’s in the East Village

Video Game at Mona's

Video Game at Mona’s

Politics in the East Village? Why yes.

Last night’s political events included an East Village-style fundraiser at the venerable Mona’s located at 224 Ave. B between 13th and 14th Streets.

Organized by Jonathan Woodward and billed as a lead-up event to the thrilling Guam primary, a $10 donation at the door got you a drink ticket and the chance to talk about Barack Obama – or any of his competitors for that matter. And, $6 got you a pint of beer. $7 got you a Makers Mark on the rocks.

In the back of the bar was an Obama “store” which had posters and t-shirts ranging in price from $10-20.

Though Barack Obama never appeared, his spirit was felt throughout the evening as the Yankee game played on a wide-screen projection T.V. (The Yankees injury-depleted line-up took it on the chin losing 6-2 to the Detroit Tigers.)

A plucky, three-piece band kept the bar rocking. Overall, the fundraiser provided an excellent excuse to visit Mona’s.

Thank you, Barack Obama.

EVP HQ Ceiling with Leak

Obama Store at Mona’s

Mona's on Obama Night

Mona’s on Obama Night


May 1st, 2008

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