I know I am late to the party on this but I just confirmed that I could be in NYC that weekend and got my airline ticket.
The website (wd-50tickets.com) allows transfers, so if anyone has an extra ticket for 11/29 at any time of the evening I'd love to buy it from you. Willing to discuss price.
My avatar is a picture of me working there (stagiaire) in 2008, so this closing obviously has special sentimental value for me :)
E-mail hsawtelle at aii dot edu