Sunday, December 29, 2013
Justice Sotomayor Drops the Ball
Appointed to the Court in 2009 by President Obama, Justice Sonia Sotomayor from the Bronx will officially ring in 2014 in New York City.
Huffington Post tells us: "The giant New Year's Eve ball is covered in more than 2,600 crystal triangles and lit from within by more than 32,000 lights." And Sonia Sotomayor's going to push the button.
From The Official Site of Times Square: "For 109 years, Times Square has been the center of worldwide attention on New Year's Eve, ever since the owners of One Times Square began in 1904 to conduct rooftop celebrations to greet the New Year. The first Ball Lowering celebration occurred in 1907, and this tradition is now a universal symbol of welcoming the New Year.
"The official event lineup features live performances by Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Blondie, Icona Pop, Jencarlos Canela, El Dasa and Rodney Atkins. Melissa Etheridge will perform her new song, Uprising of Love, and a rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine during the 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration. A spectacular Chinese cultural performance featuring Kung Fu and a colorful fan dance will kick off the festivities at 6 p.m. EST."
Sounds like a great way, New York, to ring in 2014. We're psyched!