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 July 25, 2015
Month 07—July

The following words or phrases are about July:

“Every summer has a story”
“Every summer has its own story (but mine is a novel)”
“Less Monday, more summer”
“Less Mondays, more summer”
“Live every day like it’s a summer Friday”
“Live every day like it’s summer Friday”
“Live every Friday like it’s a summer Friday”
“Summer means about three months of no school shootings”
“Summer nights and ballpark lights”
“Summer nights and bonfire lights”
“Summer should get a speeding ticket”
“The only man worth chasing this summer is the ice cream man”
“There are three good reasons to be a teacher: June, July and August”
“You said you liked month puns. Why July to me?”
“You’re like school in July—no class”
Cowboy Christmas (July rodeo season)

JULY 1 (Canada Day)
“Drink Canada Dry” (joke)
“Edmonton is to Calgary as Austin is to Houston”
“What do the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Titanic have in common"” (hockey joke)
“Why did the Canadian cross the road?"/"To get to the middle.”
All Dressed Bagel
Canuck (Johnny Canuck)
Disco Fries (American version of “Poutine")
Plattsburgh: Montreal’s U.S. Airport (Plattsburgh International Airport nickname)
Reformicon (reform conservative)
Reformocon (reform conservative)
The Other Big Apple (Meaford, Ontario nickname)
Timmy Ho’s (Tim Hortons nickname)
Welfare Wednesday (Food Stamp Friday)

JULY 4 (Independence Day)
“Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts”
“Hope they allow us off lockdown by July 4th, so we can celebrate our freedom”
“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end it would be the Fourth of July”
“If it involves fireworks, summer nights, barbecues, beer, and freedom, count me in”
“Independence Day—celebrating the country by blowing up a small part of it”
“Knee-high by the Fourth of July” (corn-growing adage)
“Prune roses before Presidents Day and azaleas before the Fourth of July”
“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July; Democrats believe every day is April 15th”
“Some people enjoy a day off on the 4th of July, but not fire. Fire works”
“The team in first on July 4th will win the pennant” (baseball adage)
“What do you call an American drawing?"/"A Yankee Doodle.”
“Who goes forth with a fifth on the Fourth may not come forth on the fifth”
“You’re not a firework. Don’t drive lit”
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

“Summer begins on the 5th of July in Portland”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityCalendar • Saturday, July 25, 2015 • Permalink