In the spirit of the City That Never Sleeps, thousands of New Yorkers came out bright and early on New Year’s Day to watch Mayor Bill DeBlasio be sworn in. As the public navigated police barricades and closed subway stations, we were graciously ushered in to what felt more like a block party outside City Hall (if the Clintons were your neighbors and DJ M.O.S. was your BFF).
There were blankets, hot cider, and photo ops for all as the new mayor and his family walked from the subway, through the park gates, and took the stage. The likes of Harry Belafonte, Patina Miller, and Bill Clinton also graced the stage throughout an inspiring ceremony. But, what made this day truly special was that it brought together New Yorkers from all walks of life. Celebrities sat amongst elected officials and average Joes and Janes like us as we all shivered, laughed, and celebrated our great city together.
At Eventbrite, we were honored to be the ticketing partner for Mayor de Blasio and his team on this momentous day. Opportunities like this help us remember the power of live experiences and the importance of civic engagement. Best of luck to Mayor de Blasio as he begins his new term!