Symphony Space is participating in the Ghost Light Project. More details below.
Various Upper West Siders and local institutions are protesting and organizing during inauguration week.
The Community Education Council, the UWS version of a school board, wrote a letter raising concerns about Trump’s choice to nominate Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary, given her support for charter schools and voucher programs. They say the Detroit charter school initiative she spearheaded was an “abject failure which hurt students enriched the coffers of private companies.” Most charter schools in Michigan perform below the state averages, the Times reported. But Eva Moskowitz, whose Success charter schools perform well above average on state tests, was enthusiastic about DeVos, tweeting that she “has the talent, commitment, and leadership capacity to revitalize our public schools and deliver the promise of opportunity.” DeVos’ confirmation hearings started on Tuesday.
Symphony Space, the performing arts center at 95th Street and Broadway, is participating in the “Ghost Light Project”, which is taking place on Thursday. “At 5:30pm sharp, we will all light our flashlights/phones/flameless candles, and then come together inside Bar Thalia for readings, performances, and thoughts from our artists and community. Everyone is welcome. We look forward to sharing this bright moment together. A complete list of participating theatres and more information can be found here: TheGhostlightProject.com.”
A group is meeting at the New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street on Thursday to discuss how to fight for environmental issues under the new president. The meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. There’s more info here. (Update: this event appears to have been postponed.)
Celebrities like Michael Moore and politicians like Mayor de Blasio will be among the protestors gathering on Thursday night at 6 p.m. in front of Trump International Hotel at 60th and Central Park West.
Various local groups are organizing to attend the Women’s Marches in New York and Washington D.C. on Saturday. A Jewish group is meeting at 11 a.m. at B’nai Jeshurun at 257 We 88th Street and walking from there to Trump Tower to meet up with another NYC protest. The schedule and details are on this flier.
The Westside Republican Club does not appear to have any events planned to coincide with the inauguration, but has a meeting scheduled for Feb. 7. Learn more here. If there are other Republican groups celebrating the inauguration, let us know.
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I’m going to watch “Red Dawn” because those Russkies are coming and we need to duck & cover.
love the deadpan:
“The Westside Republican Club does not appear to have any events planned to coincide with the inauguration”
Agreed! Lol There’s no need to gloat, or celebrate anymore. They’re probably just going to watch the inauguration tomorrow and then get back to work. 🙂
I received this message from Food & Water Watch about their rescheduled event:
UPDATE: Food & Water Watch’s “Resist Trump!” volunteer meeting will now be held on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00pm at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on 2 W. 64th St. in Manhattan.
We are changing the meeting date due to the recently announced “We Stand United” rally to protest Trump’s Inauguration. The rally will be Thursday, January 19 at 6:00pm outside Trump Tower on Central Park West & W. 61st St.
Speakers include: Mayor Bill de Blasio, Reverend Al Sharpton, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Shailene Woodley, Rosie Perez, and Alec Baldwin.
Read the list of speakers. Now you know why Democrats lost.
I can’t see how this list of speakers caused the election outcome. I see it more as the result of so many people’s rage. That should help set events on fire, while you criticize The Mayor…Alec Baldwin.
I’ll definitely be at the Thursday event outside the hotel. Can’t believe it’s actually happened.
So glad. Hard to believe that there are people other than the Coastal elites…you know them, the ones that tell everyone else how to live their lives. The real fear of liberals is that the underclasses will learn that liberals only care about them to sustain their dependence.
BOYCOTT THE INAUGURATION! DO NOT turn on your TV on Friday – from 6:00 AM -9:00 PM! Since most of us have black boxes from on TV Co or another – IT REGISTERS! The blackout is happening from coast-to-coast. Email all your buddies; tell them NOT to turn on their TV from 6:00 EST to 9:00 EST. The silence WILL register across the land. Do it!
I do not think everyone in the city voted for Clinton. At least 100 folks I work with (that I know of) all with Graduate degrees voted for Trump. GOP can pass anything they want just like the Dems 8 years ago so the protesting is a waste of time
If “protesting is a waste of time” we are in trouble.
How many people protested Obama when he won in 2008?
We had a great crowd at the “end of Obama” celebration on Friday night. Most of them drank with abandon in relief…. though personally I think he was well-meaning just terribly misguided. If he would have withheld support for Arab spring we might not have the destruction of Syria and the tens of thousands massacred….
1.) “We had a great crowd at the “end of Obama” celebration on Friday night.”
Could you elaborate a little? Was this a public or private event?
2.) Let us hope and pray that President DJT will at least reduce the dual follies of “invade the world/invite the world”. (The latter being mass, out-of-control immigration.) Let us heed the wisdom of our first President, Gen. George Washington, who warned, “Beware foreign entanglements”. And let us heed, as well, the wisdom of a much later President, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who warned us not to allow the narrow, self-interests of the “military-industrial complex” to trump the larger ones of the nation and the world.