"NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., will host a major celebration of space exploration commemorating humankind's first flight into space by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Yuri's Night is an international celebration of human space achievement designed to raise awareness and support for space exploration."
"The Coalition for Space Exploration, whose mission it is to promote the nation's Vision for Space Exploration, has supplied nearly 30 Yuri's Night parties with promotional products for its new advocacy site www.SpaceAdvocate.com."
Editor's note: The Coalition for Space Exploration is to be commended for their strong support of Yuri's Night. SpaceRef is also a corporate sponsor - and both SpaceRef and NASA Watch will be onsite at Ames Friday night/Saturday morning for this groundbreaking event.
Yuri's Night at Ames Research Center, official website
Yuri's Night Houston, Official website - looks to be an exciting party as well.
Editor's 12 April note: Have you been to Google lately? Looks like they have a special interest in Yuri's Night. Stay tuned - MUCH more to follow.