Jamestown, the owner of the iconic One Times Square where
the New Year Ball Drop Celebration takes place, has created a high-tech experience
to allow people to herald the start of 2021 in a virtual world.
Michael Phillips, president of Jamestown, along with the
Times Square Alliance, launched the Virtual New Years’s Eve app that allows
worldwide virtual visits to Times Square before and during New Year’s Eve.
Phillips made the announcement during the arrival of the 2021 numerals, which will light up with the New Year as the ball drops from One Times Square.
The Jamestown virtual world is filled with games, music, and
art. On December 31, viewers can tune in for a live broadcast of the New Year
celebration where they can choose from multiple camera feeds to direct their
own New Year’s Eve show.
Plus, viewers will also get a chance to see other
celebrations from around the globe, and hear messages from local leaders and
people from dozens of cities from around the world
While there will be no crowds for the famous celebration, Times
Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, have organized a live event that
will be headlines by singer-songwriter Andra
Day, who will perform her Grammy Award-nominated single Rise Up, as well as her
song Forever Mine.
There will also be live performances by Gloria Gaynor,
Pitbull, Anitta, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen,
Machine Gun Kelly, The Waffle Crew, and USO Show Troupe, as well as special
activities and appearances that will happen throughout the evening.
The six-hour, live commercial-free webcast will begin at
6:00 p.m. with the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball atop One
Visit www.VNYE.com for more information and download the NYE
app to join the live celebration on New Year’s Eve.
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