Events: Last and Final Round of Debate Watch Parties

With 20 days to go until America votes, it’s time for the third and final presidential debate between Republican nominee, Donald Trump, and – to go with SNL – probable president, Hillary Clinton.

If watching by yourself feels too scary, here is a list of places to watch it in a larger group in New York.


NYC Political Forum Debate Watch Party

“We have arrived at Act Three — the final debate with less than three weeks left to go before the Elections.  With the hopes of a viable Third Party challenge fading quickly, this bitterly-fought contest enters into its final leg between the two most unfavorable candidates in the recent polling history.”

“Meanwhile, the polls have drifted further apart, as the once-dead heat race has now turned into a possible electoral landslide for Team Clinton.”

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:00 pm
The Black Sheep
583 3rd Ave

RSVP on Medium



screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-8-38-48-pmTheater in Asylum Debate Watch Party

After their big success doing the Democratic primaries, Theater in Asylum is now creating theatrical adaptations of the general election match-ups.

To beginn, they are watching each debate to analyze its content. Later on, they will devise an original piece around it, and present it live.

“With mimicry, abstraction, and earnest curiosity, we seek to illuminate the candidates, their policies, and their characters.”

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9:00 pm
12th Street Ale House
192 2nd Ave, NYC

RSVP on Facebook


 14656360_10153817105780988_1411502723529858205_nPussy Power at Trump Tower

If you want to get some energy out of your system BEFORE watching the debate, join a “Pussy Power” protest outside of Trump Tower, where Donald Trump lives.

“Let’s protest the pussy-grabber at his place of residence right before the next presidential debate. Bring t-shirts, posters, and all your friends.”

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:30 pm
Trump Tower
725 5th Avenue

RSVP on Facebook

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Orange is My Favorite Color

I was writing about yesterday’s crazy debate all day for work (including this failed attempt to have the four women accusing the Clintons sit in the Trump family box), so my brain doesn’t do hard news politics anymore for today.

Instead, I am just gonna share this pic I took at the Trump Tower Starbucks yesterday. And yes, I know that Starbucks writes the same comic in all their coffee stores, but I did find it added an extra layer of fun giving that orange-tanned Trump lives in the same building.

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Wanna See the Trump Campaign HQ?

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Not many journalists (or people for that matter) have ever had the chance to go and see the Trump Campaign headquarters at the luxurious Trump Tower.

If you want to be one of the lucky(?) ones, the Trump campaign is raffling off a tour and lunch with Eric Trump for every donation over $3.

Trump Tower Door Man Supports His Boss

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Gonzalez word in the lobby of the Fifth Avenue Trump Tower in Manhattan. Mr. Trump’s private residence, his offices and his campaign HQ are all in the building.


Name:
Johnny Gonzalez
Borough: Manhattan
I will vote: Donald Trump

“All of us are pretty excited. I will vote for him. Everybody here, we all love Trump. We know the real Trump.”

“I have never really been interested in politics before. Now I am, because of Mr. Trump.”

“I love how he fights a lot for Americans.”

“A lot of police officers stop by here, they love the support he has for them. He always has, it’s not just a thing he is bringing up now. I think all these views he has, he has always felt them.”

“It has always been very busy, even before he announced. Now that he has announced, we get a lot more people who just wanna see the building. If he becomes president, they wanna be able to say, we were in his building, see how nice it was.”

If You Want to Understand Donald Trump, Go to Trump Tower

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Back in November, I went to Trump Tower for the first time. I was intrigued to find that the Fifth Avenue skyscraper had become a place of pilgrimage for Trump supporters and Democrats alike. So I kept coming back.

Over the last couple of months, I interviewed countless of visitors, and started to realize how much of Donald Trump is in that building. And how much you can understand about Donald Trump and his campaign by simply walking through the lobby.

I describe all this and more in a feature that was published by Quartz today: We visited Trump Tower, and it perfectly epitomizes its eccentric, contradictory owner. Check it out.