This New Year’s Eve there will be no crowds pressed together in Times Square. The event is going virtual.
The organizers of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square say they have planned a virtually enhanced celebration that “brings Times Square and The Ball to you digitally no matter where you are.”
There will be no viewing public at the event barring a limited group of in-person honorees, socially distanced, who will reflect the themes, challenges and inspirations of 2020.
“One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on December 31st,” said Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, which co-produces the event with event manager, Countdown.
The company’s press release also quoted NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio saying, “A new year means a fresh start, and we’re excited to celebrate.”
The owner of One Times Square, real estate company, Jamestown, will offer a free app to broadcast the event.
The news release said that as in past years, news, people and pop culture from the year will be woven into the celebration.
Watch the promo clip.
Image and videos source: Countdown Entertainment, LLC. Info source: https://www.timessquarenyc.org