Mayor-elect Adams Announces Swearing-in Ceremony Will Take Place at Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration

Mayor-elect Adams Announces Swearing-in Ceremony Will Take Place at Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration

American, New York State, New York City, Brooklyn flags installed behind Mayor-elect Eric Adams as he speaks during an announcement at Brooklyn Borough Hall – New York, NY – December 28, 2021 (Shutterstock)

Today, Mayor-elect Eric Adams announced that his swearing-in ceremony will take place on Saturday morning in Times Square, shortly after the Ball Drop signifying the arrival of the New Year. The Mayor-elect will be sworn in as the 110th Mayor of New York City by the City Clerk, and will use his family’s Bible to take the oath of office. He will be joined by members of his family to celebrate this historic moment.

“Times Square has long been synonymous with the New Year — a place of excitement, renewal, and hope for the future. These are the same themes that animated my campaign and will inform my mayoralty, as I prepare to lead the city out of this challenging period. I am deeply humbled to officially take the oath of office at this iconic occasion, and to participate in the transfer of leadership that is a cornerstone of our democracy,” said Mayor-elect Adams.

“We are honored and thrilled that Mayor-elect Adams has chosen to be sworn in before the world in Times Square after the clock strikes midnight,” said Times Square Alliance President Tom Harris. “The New Year is a time to look forward to the future and we are looking forward to working with Mayor-elect Adams to continue the recovery of Times Square and the rest of our city.”

Mayor-elect Adams, Comptroller-elect Brad Lander, and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams recently decided to postpone their joint inauguration ceremony, which was initially scheduled to take place at the King’s Theater in Brooklyn on the evening of January 1st, due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. They plan to hold an inauguration ceremony at a later date, in accordance with public health and safety protocols.

The swearing-in ceremony will be livestreamed on the Times Square Alliance website at this link. Information about the pool feed is available here. For details about access, members of the media can contact TJ Witham, Times Square Alliance at (212) 452-5234 or

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