Jul 22, 2021

By Christine Ross

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New York City’s Mayor is comparing it to the legendary Woodstock festival of 1969.

Bill de Blasio has announced that the Big Apple will host five large-scale concerts next month as a way to celebrate the recovery from the pandemic.

“Now look, I am literally a child of the ’60s. So I can confirm to you: This is psychedelic. This is very groovy!” the mayor said with a big grin while holding up a handmade sign that read  FOMO ALERT in red-and-blue capital letters. It stands for the fear of missing out.

The concert series comes amid a troubling rise in COVID cases in New York due to the Delta variant

The five free concerts, one in each borough, begin the week of August 16th. The first performance will feature Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon but information on the other four concerts haven’t been released yet other than locations.

Aug. 16 Orchard Beach in the Bronx
Aug. 17 Richmond County Bank Park in Staten Island
Aug. 19 Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn
Aug. 20 Forest Hills Stadium in Queens
Aug. 21 Central Park

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