Jamestown, the owner of the iconic One Times Square where the New Year’s Ball Drop celebration takes place, has created a high-tech experience for people to announce the start of 2021 in a virtual world.
Michael Phillips, President of Jamestown, along with the Times Square Alliance, launched the Virtual New Year’s Eve app that allows virtual tours of Times Square around the world before and during New Year’s Eve.
Phillips made the announcement as the 2021 numbers arrive, which will light up with the New Year when the ball drops from One Times Square.
The virtual world of Jamestown is full of games, music and art. On December 31, viewers can tune in for a New Year’s Eve celebration live stream where they can choose from multiple camera feeds to lead their own New Year’s Eve show.
Additionally, viewers will also have the chance to see other celebrations from around the world and hear messages from local leaders and people from dozens of cities around the world.
Although there are no crowds for the famous celebration, Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment have organized a live event which will feature singer-songwriter Andra Day, who will perform his nominated single Rise Up at the Grammy Awards, as well as his song Forever Mine.
There will also be live performances from 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 will produce throughout the evening.
The commercial-free, six-hour live webcast will begin at 6 p.m. with the illumination and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball atop One Times Square.
Visit www.VNYE.com for more information and download the NYE app to join the live New Year’s Eve celebration.
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