NYC Seder Gets Political

What happens when four New York City mayoral candidates sit down for a Seder?

You can find out tomorrow, March 25, when City Winery hosts its annual Downtown Seder, live from City Winery Pier 57.

The free online event kicks off at 7 pm ET.

The Downtown Seder, which attracted 4,000 online viewers last year, is producer Michael Dorf’s celebrity interpretation of an ancient tradition. This year’s attendees will include:

  • Mayoral candidates Andrew Yang, Scott Stringer, Ray McGuire and Kathryn Garcia who will each speak as one of four glasses of wine is drunk (no word about rebuttals).
  • Comedic performances by The Daily Show’s Lewis Back, Judy Gold and Mark Normand.
  • Musical performances by David Broza, Idan Raichel, Marc Cohn, Perry Farrell, Max Weinberg, and Speech of Arrested Development.

You can also expect greetings from Dr. Ruth Westheimer and U.S. Senate/Saturday Night Live alum Al Franken.

For more information and to RSVP for free viewing, visit citywinery.com/newyork/seder.

Held since 1997, last year’s City Winery Seder was the first one presented virtually.  You can watch it here:

(Top image: Lewis Black. Source: YouTube video)

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