Five Concerts Now Planned To Celebrate NYC Coronavirus Recovery
More concerts are being planned for August to celebrate New York City’s reopening and recovery from coronavirus. There will be four free concerts covering all the outer boroughs leading up to the previously announced big concert in Central Park. All will take place on separate days, the week of August 15th. President of the Universal Hip Hop Museum Rocky Bucano says the weeklong celebration of music will be historic.
“Five boroughs where you have one concert back to back to back to back for a whole week with iconic names, the biggest names in hip hop has never happened.”
It’s being called Homecoming Week to celebrate the Big Apple’s comeback from coronavirus, Concerts will be held in Orchard Beach, Forest Hills Stadium, Richmond County Bank Park and The Brooklyn Army Terminal.
Some Coronavirus indicators continue in the wrong direction in New York City. Latest figures show the daily number of coronavirus cases is now above six-hundred for the first time in a while and the positivity rate is now over two percent for the first time in more than two months. COVID related hospitalization remain really low but there is a slight uptick in recent days. Mayor de Blasio continues to show frustration that more New Yorkers are not getting the vaccine.
“It’s almost like we are in suspended animation here. Are we really going to let ourselves fall back to where we were. Do you really want to see the world shutdown again. I mean let’s get serious. People have to get vaccinated.”
The city now has 70 percent of adults with at least one vaccine dose in them.