If you are one of the people planning to rise up and make your voice heard against the incoming president, then this is the article for you. If you’re one of our regular pro-Trump Facebook commenters, then get triggered and I look forward to reading your colorful wordplay later.
Firstly, protests and marches, here’s some advice (keep on scrolling for events in the city):
- Stay hydrated. Water, any sports drink, even though it’s cold don’t think you’re not going to sweat in a crowd.
- Food… you could be out a long time and you don’t want to have to fight through a crowd for a bag of chips. (although you might want to avoid anything too salty *see the first tip*)
- Charge your phone before you leave your apartment! If you have a battery pack, charge that too.
- You’ll go from sweating in a crowd to freezing your ass off in a matter of minutes, so wear layers, then you can peel a layer off if you get a little too warm.
- Remember, your social media is public, the police CAN see your posts. You’re always being watched.
- Memorize an emergency contact number; partner, friend, whoever, and ideally someone who’s not with you. just in case.
- If arrested, ask for a lawyer… and not much else until your lawyer arrives.
If protests aren’t your thing, then the following museums will be open through the inauguration as a protest against the incoming PEEOTUS:
- Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) – 215 Centre St, New York, NY 10013
- New Museum – 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
- Whitney Museum of American Art – 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
- Museum of Arts & Design (MAD) – 2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019
- New-York Historical Society Museum & Library – 170 Central Park W
New York, NY 10024
- Rubin Museum of Art – 150 W 17th St., New York, NY 10011
Marches, Protest… and a Ball
- Where – Trump International Hotel
- When – January 19, 6 pm
We covered this in an article on Monday. Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin, Mayor de Blasio, Rev. Al Sharpton, Shailene Woodley, Rosie Perez , and Michael Moore are just some of the recognizable faces that will be seen protesting outside Trump International Hotel today starting at 6 p.m.
- Where – Foley Square
- When – January 20, 5 p.m.
The Democratic Socialists of America, Socialist Alternative, and other groups are marching tomorrow (January 20) It starts at 5 p.m. in Foley Square and will continue on to the Trump Building at 40 Wall Street.
The Anti-Inaugural Ball (not a protest or a march but worth mentioning)
- Where – The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St, suite 502.
- When – Friday, January 20 at 7pm;
Musicians from across the NYC experimental and jazz community counter cynicism with sound. According to the Facebook event there will be free drinks served by Stephen King, (not the writer, the bartender of The Musket Room).
- When – January 21, 11 a.m.
- Where – Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
On the 21st the NYC Women’s March will be starting at 11 am at 47th Street between First and Second avenues. The march will go down Second Avenue to 42nd Street, move on to Fifth Avenue, then to Trump Tower at 56th Street. It’ll be a big one, so go re-read the tips ant the top of this article.