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Date: Oct 12 2000 00:20:11 EDT
From: SCP Reminder List 2000
Subject: Sneak Peek: The R-e-a-l Millennium Party Site


 CONTENTS:   The R-e-a-l Millennium Party: The Site
             SCP Events Leading Up to the Millennium


 Like a train stop now far behind, gone are the hysteria and hype of
 New Year's Eve 1999 and Y2K. No one will miss the hysteria that had
 people stocking up on candles and kept police dogs busy sniffing for
 bombs. No one will wish back the hype or the commercialism that drove
 up prices on everything from hotel rooms to champagne to banquet
 space that never saw any activity and stages that were never used.

 Alas, no one will miss the misdirected frenzy of last year.

 But one thing did go off without a hitch, and with just 81 DAYS LEFT
 until New Year's Eve 2000, we wanted to tell you a little bit about
 what's coookin' at the Party that always makes a perfect landing.

 Following our tradition of upscale, historic venues worthy of a city
 of monuments, we have selected the Historic Lobby of the National
 Postal Museum as the site of this year's affair.

 Situated at the west side of Union Station on Capitol Hill and
 bounded by Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street, this
 14,000SF marble wonder is part of an 850,000SF complex that now
 houses the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. Inside the white
 granite facade, massive marble columns at each entrance give way
 to the 3-story high ceiling and chandeliers of the Grand Hall.
 Marble floors, gilded ceiling patterns, and two rows of alabaster
 torchieres on spiral bronze stems complete this fine example of
 Washington architecture. 

 Finished in 1914, when Woodrow Wilson was President, the facility
 served as the City's Central Post Office until 1986. A 22-month
 renovation of the building including plumbing, heating, and cooling,
 was completed in 1993.

 Indeed, our 1999 event was a great Party---a hell of a dry run for
 our R-e-a-l Millennium Party! But we intend to make this year even
 more successful. Not bigger, just better.

 Stay tuned here for further details and ticketing information or
 contact your host or hostess for more.



 We started the year off with a great event at the Dubliner with the
 Velveteens (an event we plan to repeat, by the way).

 Then we had three great events with Society Ties---a dinner, a grand
 re-opening of the new Ozio, and then a celebration of the one-year
 anniversary of the Rock Bottom Brewery at Ballston Common where over
 2,500 $1 pints were poured and over $1,000 was raised for charity!

 More is on the way! Check our Website at http://www.scp.org later
 for information about events leading up to New Year's Eve 2000.



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