(New York) New York plans to hold a giant concert in August in Central Park to celebrate New York’s “resurgence” after the pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.
“We are already seeing recovery […]but we want to amplify that, ”he said in the video announcing a week of activities to“ bring New Yorkers together and celebrate and support our city. ”
The highlight of this week will be a “giant concert in Central Park,” he added.
The mayor did not specify a date for this concert, but the set date is August 21, the message said. The newspaper “New York Times.
While the list of artists who will be participating in the event has yet to be finalized, the mayor has commissioned producer Clive Davis, an octogenarian who has worked with stars such as Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen or Whitney Houston, to organize the event. newspaper.
The veteran hopes to be able to exhibit eight stars in a three-hour concert in front of 60,000 people onsite and on television around the world.
Most tickets will be free, Davis said. The newspaper “New York Times.
The show should be part of a long line of major concerts staged on the Great Lawn in the heart of Central Park, such as Simon and Garfunkel’s 1981 concert or the Global Citizen festival, which has already attracted some 60,000 people. end of the day. September 2019.
The announcement comes as the first American metropolis to hit the epicenter of a pandemic in spring 2020 is seeking to revive tourism after a vaccination campaign has improved all health indicators.
The seven-day average positive test rate continues to fall to about 0.7% on Monday, with a total of 59 hospitalized.
According to official figures, more than 63% of the adult population of the city received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Numerous restrictions were lifted last month, and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that most of the remaining restrictions will be lifted when 70% of people vaccinated are reached.