This Sunday (March 14) marks NYC’s official “Day of Remembrance” for COVID-19 victims in NYC.
While Mayor de Blasio is hosting a virtual ceremony honoring New Yorkers (you can submit a name and photo here), other NYC institutions are finding their own ways to pay tribute to the lives lost.
Lincoln Center is holding a memorial by lighting their campus with hundreds of candles on Sunday evening. The candlelight will surround the Revson Fountain for 30 minutes beginning at 8 p.m. with a 10-minute moment of silence that will be broadcast on their Facebook page, remembering the nearly 30,000 New Yorkers lost to the virus. People can admire the sight from the street, as the candles will remain lit all through the night, though the campus itself will be closed to visitors.
The performance center will also share a video collaboration between them and the Performing Arts and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. At 12 p.m. on Sunday, the children’s chorus performs Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beautiful classic “You’ll Never Walk Alone” outdoors on Lincoln Center’s campus, which will appear on all of their social media pages.
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