A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 29, 2021
Big Apple Ball (Donald Trump Presidential Inauguration, 2017)

There were three official inaugural balls in January 2017 to celebrate the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. An unofficial ball, called DeploraBall, was probably the most famous ball.

A “Big Apple Ball” was held at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 17, 2021. According to the Daily News (New York, NY) on January 17, 2017:

“The city-scented soiree will feature cutouts of iconic Manhattan landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, TMZ reported last week, and the fete’s theme will be entirely based on the line, ‘If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,’ from ‘Theme From New York, New York,’ popularized by Frank Sinatra.”

The first “Big Apple Ball” was a failed charity ball held in May 1973.


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@HollywoodLife
Donald Trump is planning a lavish “Big Apple Ball” for inauguration http://hollywood.li/6Q4D2ms
9:45 AM · Jan 5, 2017·SocialFlow

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.@RealDonaldTrump to hold an NYC-themed inauguration party dubbed the “Big Apple Ball” http://nydn.us/2hVIyic
3:31 PM · Jan 5, 2017·Buffer

6 January 2017, Daily News (New York, NY), “‘Great’ balls of ire slated for fringe folk” by Adam Edelman, pg. 13:
FESTIVITIES surrounding the Friday inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump will feature more than a dozen unofficial balls, including a right-wing fete dubbed the “Deploraball.”
(...)
As far as official inaugural balls, three have been planned, including a New York-themed fest dubbed the “Big Apple Ball.”

17 January 2017, Daily News (New York, NY), “Party Hardly: Lack of big names, low-key fetes for Trump to vie with star-studded protest” by Adam Edelman, pg. 14:
Three official inaugural balls have been planned, including a New York-themed fest dubbed the Big Apple Ball.

The city-scented soiree will feature cutouts of iconic Manhattan landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, TMZ reported last week, and the fete’s theme will be entirely based on the line, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” from “Theme From New York, New York,” popularized by Frank Sinatra.

19 January 2017, The Washington Daybook 9Washington, DC), “The Presidential Inaugural Committee - Event”:
Source: The Presidential Inaugural Committee
Time: 7 p.m.
Subject: The Presidential Inaugural Committee holds the Big Apple Ball.
President Donald Trump; first lady Melania Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; and Karen Pence
Date: January 20, 2017
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.

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