OK - Lets talk dates then. Before this Christmas is probably out. Mid January would be good as everyone needs cheering up after the excesses of the season! Feb. 5th (My birthday:-)) March - St Patricks day? I understand it to be a big celebration amongst the NY Irish anyway. (It's also Islamic New year (Al Hijra) on the 15th. Too early for talk of reconcilliation yet but by then who knows?)
Lets try to fix a date by this time next week so we can get the ball rolling. Worry about who can come and where the money goes later.
Any other ideas?