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New York City 2019

    We are pleased to announce the Sixteenth Annual INBLF Black Tie Dinner and Weekend— in New York City, New York, October 10-13, 2019.


    The INBLF New York chapter has prepared an exciting conference and is looking forward to welcoming you to the Big Apple, where you will network with old friends and make new ones, enjoying each other’s company in vibrant New York City.  Please keep checking this page as the event nears and we add new details.


    The planned events include an opening night cocktail party at New York speakeasy The 21 Club, famed for its role as a speakeasy during Prohibition (1920-1933).  On Friday night, New York INBLF members will guide participants on dine-arounds to Gotham culinary landmarks. The highlight of the weekend will be the closing-night Black Tie dinner in the Beaux-Arts Court of the spectacular and world-renowned Brooklyn Museum.


We look forward to seeing you in New York City!




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HOTEL The Lotte New York Palace is known for its impeccable service and spacious accommodations, Lotte New York Palace offers beautifully appointed rooms featuring spectacular views of iconic St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, or the East River. Situated on Madison Avenue, the landmark hotel is within steps of Midtown Manhattan's prestigious business and shopping areas, and just a short walk from Central Park and Broadway's Theater District.

The Lotte New York Palace is offering special rates for our members for October 10th-13th.  Make your reservations here. To reserve a room outside of the conference dates, please contact Perla Grullon at or our Reservations Department at 1-800-NY-PALACE (1-800-697-2522) for our best available rates.

Day 1 Thursday, October 10
Day 2 Friday, October 11
Day 4 Sunday,October 13
Day 3 Saturday, October 12
Welcome Desk - Arrival 2:00-3:30 WIN - (Women's International Network) 6:00-8:30 Cocktail party at 
'21' Club 9:15-12:30 General Session 12:30-2:00 Lunch 12:30-2:00 Chapter President Lunch 2:00-3:00 Discussion Groups 3:45-6:00 Board Meeting Dine-Arounds (sign-up required) 10:00-11:00 Practice Group Meetings 11:00-12:30 Plenary Session Optional Social Events (sign-up required) Black Tie Dinner at the Brooklyn Museum Departure
Women’s International Network (WIN) 7th Annual Retreat We are proud to invite you to the Women’s International Network (WIN) 7th Annual Retreat. This year’s theme is Grit and Resiliency, featuring fellow lawyer and speaker Kim Boyle, introducing us to the ABA’s Grit Project Initiative, and we’ve lined up an incredible program for you. THINGS TO DO Below are links to some of the most popular websites to help you plan things to do while visiting New York City. Most have itineraries of "free", "one-day", "two-day" plans to help plan your trip. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Friday Night Dine-Arounds Drinks at the Campbell Apartment followed by Dinner at the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Terminal - Take a tour of soaring Grand Central Terminal, the third busiest train station in North American, featured in Catcher in the Rye, Puttin’ on the Ritz, North by Northwest, The French Connection, Arthur, and Mad Men. With NYC member Lew Lindenberg, test the Whispering Corner and view the star chart on the ceiling (pro tip: it’s backwards). Begin with drinks at the Campbell Apartment Bar, the converted office of John W. Campbell that is built to resemble a 13th century Florentine Palace. Continue a few levels down for dinner at the Oyster Bar, opened in 1913. Cost: $110 per person, plus drinks. Founders Dinner at the Lotos Club - Join INBLF Founder Steven Spielvogel at a formal dinner at the Lotos Club, one of the oldest literary clubs in the United States and a favorite of Mark Twain. Built in 1900, the 65th Street club has been a gathering place for journalists, musicians, artists, historians, and novelists for more than a century. Seating in the stunning Wedgewood Room is strictly limited, and anyone interested should sign up without delay. Cost: $325 per person. Sparks Steak House - Join NYC members Phil Russotti and Frank Oswald at Sparks, a genuine New York City steak house, on whose sidewalk Gambino boss Paul Castellano was the victim of a mob hit orchestrated by John “Dapper Don” Gotti and Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, who watched from a car parked further down the street. Enjoy classic steak house favorites and tabloid fodder. Cost $200 per person. Jazz at Lincoln Center - Join New York City member Kevin Galbraith at Dizzy’s Club, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center, for dinner and a performance by the world-renowned Jazz Messengers. Over the years, members of the group have included Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Timmons, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, Keith Jarrett, Joanne Brackeen, Woody Shaw, Chuck Mangione, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison and Mulgrew Miller. Located on Columbus Circle, Dizzy’s features spectacular views of Central Park and Central Park South through its six-story glass window behind the stage. Costs: $200 per person. Dim Sum at Jin Fong - Join members Seth and Cliff Perlman for dim sum at Jin Fong, an 800-seat dim sum emporium in New York City’s Chinatown. Select small plates from the roaming carts that fill the room offering dozens of delicacies. If you’re up for great food in an authentic atmosphere, this is for you. Cost $105 per person. ABCV - Join New York City member Ron Fatoullah at ABCV, Jean-George Vongerichten’s acclaimed vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the historic Union Square/Flatiron district, where the menu is plant based, sustainable, non-GMO, artisanal and sourced wherever possible from small and family farms. This is a plant-based menu on an entirely different level, brought to you by one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs. Cost: $200 per person. Saturday Afternoon Social Activities Neon Lights on Broadway - Join New York City Member Chuck Forgang for lunch at fabled Orso Restaurant on Restaurant Row, one of a trio of restaurants owned by Joe Allen, followed by a Broadway matinee. The choice of show will depend on availability closer to October, but current options include Come from Away, Beautiful and Tootsie. Cost: $275 per person World Trade Center Walking Tour and Lunch in Le District - Join Jack Lillis on a walking tour of the World Trade Center site, including the Memorial Pools and Waterfall built on the footprint of the Twin Towers. See New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Walk through the Occulus and have lunch at Le District, a French food hall. There is no charge for this event; members and guests will purchase their own lunch. Rock Climbing and Lunch in Hudson Yards - Join Doug Wyatt and John Curran at the 5000 square foot Manhattan Plaza indoor climbing facility. No experience needed and all equipment is provided. Participants will receive lessons and be closely supervised by instructors. Your workout will be followed by lunch at the acclaimed Mercado Little Spain food hall by Jose Andres in the new Hudson Yards complex. Cost: $100; members and guests will purchase their own lunch. Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge - Spend a fall afternoon walking across the Brooklyn Bridge with Maggie MacDonald. Built in 1869 by John Roebling, who died in the effort, the beloved Bridge crosses the East River and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, offering breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan and the New York Harbor. Lunch on the Brooklyn side with be at the Time Out Food Hall. There is no charge for this event; members and guests will purchase their own lunch. Tea at the Plaza - Join Gerry Wolf and channel Heloise at afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel’s Palm Court. Choose from an assortment of sandwiches, savories, scones, pastries and sweets with your tea. Cost: $120 per person