The Event started at Kings Theatre Brooklyn New York, the program started with The moderator introducing Detective Makia Brown, who performed the National Anthem, Firefighter Regina Wilson, Fire Department performed the Lift Every Voice and Sing.
After that the Religious leaders were introduced and bestowed a blessing and bought greetings for the Mayor. Imam Hassan Akbar, Bishop Victor Brown, Rabbi Moishe Indig, Venerable Youwang Shih, and Rabbi Rachel Timoner.
Mayor Adams, was introduced by the Moderator, he came out to Frank Sinatra’s Classic Song New York, New York. He had two pictures clutched in his hands one of his mother and another one of the First Black Mayor of New York City, Mayor David Dinkins. He placed his mother’s picture on the right side of the podium, and mayors Dinkins on the left side, as he was on the podium in the center.
The Mayor started off ,with I feel sorry for people that live in a small town and don’t live in New York. Just a good feeling, where we are, my fellow New Yorkers. We are here together at last. For two years, we have lived in an alternate version of our city, separated from friends, families, and colleagues, worried about going to school, to work, about staying healthy and our fear was justified.