NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor-elect Eric Adams introduced Wednesday that his swearing-in ceremony will happen on Saturday morning in Occasions Sq., shortly after the New 12 months’s Eve ball drop celebration.
The transfer comes after Adams final week canceled the swearing-in ceremony at 3,000-seat Kings Theatre in Brooklyn due to the surge of COVID-19 cases hitting the greater New York City area.
Adams can be sworn in because the a hundred and tenth Mayor of New York Metropolis by the town clerk, and mentioned he’ll use his household’s Bible to take the oath of workplace.
“Occasions Sq. has lengthy been synonymous with the New 12 months — a spot of pleasure, renewal, and hope for the longer term. These are the identical themes that animated my marketing campaign and can inform my mayoralty, as I put together to steer the town out of this difficult interval. I’m deeply humbled to formally take the oath of workplace at this iconic event, and to take part within the switch of management that may be a cornerstone of our democracy,” Adams mentioned.
Times Square Alliance President Tom Harris mentioned his group is “thrilled that Mayor-elect Adams has chosen to be sworn in earlier than the world in Occasions Sq. after the clock strikes midnight,” including, “The New 12 months is a time to sit up for the longer term and we’re trying ahead to working with Mayor-elect Adams to proceed the restoration of Occasions Sq. and the remainder of our metropolis.”
It received’t be the primary mayoral swearing-in held after the ball drop in Occasions Sq.. In 2002, Michael Bloomberg took his oath of workplace there.