Earlier today the Associated Press announced that Joe Biden had secured enough Electoral College votes to become the next President of the United States.
New York, a traditionally Democratic state, immediately erupted in celebration. While the streets were filled with cheers, singing, and laughter throughout the day today, a dance party in Washington Square Park is planned for this evening.
The celebration was shared by Justice for George NYC, who encouraged everyone to wear masks and following social distancing rules as much as possible.
There will be music, dancing and more.
The same thing actually happened last night (before the Election was technically called, but when Biden had a substantial lead in swing states), starting around 6:30pm, and continuing on until midnight when the Park closed.
After, the group marched through the streets, with Alicia Keys’s “Empire State of Mind” blasting and everyone singing along.
featured image source: Shutterstock of last night’s celebration