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

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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