Michelle Obama Headed To Manhattan For Pair Of Fundraisers

First Lady Michelle Obama will be in New York City Wednesday evening for a pair of DNC fundraisers.

According to a Democratic Party official, the first event will be a reception at a private residence with approximately 100 guests and tickets costing between $5,000 and $25,000. The First Lady will then attend an LGBT Gala at 583 Park Avenue that will be hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen and include a performance by Sara Bareilles. In addition to the First Lady, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and openly gay NBA player Jason Collins will speak at the LGBT gala. Tickets for that event range from $1,250 to $32,400 and 350 people are expected to attend. 

The First Lady is scheduled to visit Boston prior to her trip to New York. While in Boston, she will attend a fundraiser for Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), the Democratic nominee in the Massachusetts Senate race, and visit with victims of last month’s marathon bombing.


Hunter Walker is a national affairs reporter for TPM. He came to the site in 2013 from the New York Observer. He has also written for New York Magazine, Gawker, the Village Voice, Forbes, The Daily, and Deadspin. He can be reached at hunter@talkingpointsmemo.com