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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 21, 2016
“What do you call a snowman party?”/“A snowball.”

A snow riddle has been cited in print since at least 1980 and 1988:
 
Q: Where do snowmen go to dance?
A: To a snowball.

 
A slightly different version of the riddle was posted on Twitter on December 28, 2009:
 
Q: What do you call a snowman party?
A: A snowball.

   
“What kind of ball doesn’t bounce?”/“A snowball”  and “What’s the difference between snowmen and snowwomen?”/“Snowballs” are other snowball riddles.
       
   
6 December 1980, The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA), The Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 2:
WHERE DO SNOWMEN GO TO DANCE?
 
24 December 1988, Mobile (AL) Register,  “A Little Bit of Humor,” The Bubble Gum Rapper, pg. 19, col. 3:
Tim: Where do snowmen go to dance?
Kin: To a snowball!
   
24 December 1989, The Sun (Baltimore, MD), “A Little Bit of Humor,” comic sec., pg. 11, col. 3:
Tim: Where do snowmen go to dance?
Kin: To a snowball!
 
Google Books
Mickey Wonders Why:
Where Do Rainbows End?

By Eljay Editor- Crompton
New York, NY: DK Direct Limited
1992
Pg. ?:
Where do snowmen go to dance?
A snowball!
 
Google Books
Father Christmas “It’s a bloomin’ joke” Book
By Raymond Briggs
LondonL Puffin Books
1994
Pg. 54:
Where do snowmen go to dance?
To snowballs.
 
Google Books
Whatever the Weather
By Jane Gallagher
London: Thomson
2002
Pg. 17:
Where do snowmen go to dance?
A snowball.
 
Google Books
Have Yourself a Punny Little Christmas:
Word Play for the Holidays

By Richard Lederer
Illustrations by Jim McLean
Layton, UT: Wyrick & Company
2006
Pg. 34:
Where do snowmen go to dance?
Snow balls.
 
Twitter
Monica Raygoza
‏@M_nica
@justinbieber What do call a snowman party?... A snowball! Ahaha
4:25 PM - 28 Dec 2009
 
Twitter
Santa in Lapland
‏@santainlapland
This one made me chuckle… What do you call a Snowman party?? A Snowball!!! http://ow.ly/3cquq
6:23 AM - 19 Nov 2010
 
Google Books
Cheesy Joke Book
By Wrigley Stuart
New York, NY: Penguin Young Readers Group
2016
Pg. 7:
Where do snowmen dance?
At snow balls.
 
Twitter
The Honest Company
‏@Honest
What do you call a snowman party?  A Snowball! Happy #FunnyFriday, friends.
1:00 PM - 16 Dec 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Wednesday, December 21, 2016 • Permalink


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