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For immediate release: June 15, 2021
Contact: press.office@exec.ny.gov
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES STATE LANDMARKS TO BE LIT BLUE AND GOLD AND FIREWORK DISPLAYS ACROSS THE STATE IN RECOGNITION OF REACHING 70% OF SINGLE DOSE VACCINATIONS

13 State Landmarks to be Lit Blue and Gold

Firework Displays to begin at 9:15PM Across the State in Celebration of Reaching COVID-19 Milestone

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that landmarks across the state will be lit blue and gold on June 15 in celebration of reaching 70 percent of New York adults receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition to these lightings, firework displays will be held at ten sites across the state beginning at 9:15pm.

"472 days ago, it was impossible to fathom that 70 percent of New York's adults would have received their first COVID vaccination by this point. What felt years away has been accomplished in less than one," Governor Cuomo said. "As we celebrate lifting restrictions and resuming our reimagined normal, we also reflect on the hard work of New York State's essential workers and we remember those we lost. New Yorkers have always been tough, but this last year has proven just how tough they are. Congratulations, New Yorkers, on all that your hard work has accomplished."

The following landmarks will be lit in blue and gold tonight, June 15, in honor of reaching this COVID milestone:

  • Empire State Building
  • One World Trade Center
  • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
  • Kosciuszko Bridge
  • The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
  • State Education Building
  • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
  • State Fairgrounds - Main Gate and Expo Center
  • Niagara Falls
  • The "Franklin D. Roosevelt" Mid-Hudson Bridge
  • Grand Central Terminal - Pershing Square Viaduct
  • Albany International Airport Gateway
  • MTA LIRR - East End Gateway at Penn Station

Fireworks will be held at the following sites across the state, beginning at 9:15pm tonight, June 15:

Albany
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12228

Binghamton
Binghamton University M Lot
4400 Vestal Parkway E
Vestal, NY 13850

Jones Beach
Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Parkway
Wantagh, NY 11793

Lake Placid
Lake Placid Club
Lake Placid, NY 12946

New York City
New York Harbor

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls State Park
Goat Island Road
Niagara Falls, NY  14303

Nyack
Memorial Park
4 Depew Ave.
Nyack, NY 10960

Rochester
Rochester Dome Arena
2695 E. Henrietta Rd
Henrietta, NY 14467

Syracuse
NYS Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse NY 13209

Utica
Downtown Utica
100 Whitesboro Street
Utica, NY 13502

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