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New Year's Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements

FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, tourists visit Times Square in New York. Photo: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File. FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, tourists visit Times Square in New York.

Associated Press
Created: September 23, 2020 03:38 PM

New Year's Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements, organizers said Wednesday as they gear up for a celebration that will have to be scaled down and socially distant in response to the coronavirus.

Details are still coming together, but the Times Square Alliance, Jamestown Properties and Countdown Entertainment said in a news release that the annual event will have an extremely limited group of in-person honorees.

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A virtual experience will be created to allow people to take part in the countdown to 2021 from wherever they are, organizers said.

“More than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and things we love and to look forward with a sense of renewal and new beginnings," said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance.


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