Today’s the day that Mayor Bill de Blasio will be sworn in for his second term, with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders doing the honors on the steps of City Hall. The ceremony will also serve as the swearing in for Public Advocate Letitia James and Comptroller Scott Stringer, both of whom were elected to their second terms in November.
The mayor’s office opened up a lottery for those who’d want to see the event in person—though this week’s arctic chill is probably making that seem like a way less fun idea—and around 1,500 people are expected to attend. But if you didn’t score one of those free tickets, you can still watch the proceedings as they unfold.
NY1 will begin its coverage of the inauguration at 11:30 a.m., and the ceremony itself will begin at noon. It’ll be broadcast live on NY1, and the Mayor’s Office will stream the event through its Twitter account.
Change comes from the people. It is my honor to continue our work to make New York City the fairest big city in Ame… https://t.co/yi5QEbx5GO— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 1, 2018
But don’t expect a lot of pomp and circumstance; today’s weather forecast—the high today is expected to be only 21 degrees, but it’ll likely feel much colder—will have an impact on the ceremony itself, according to NY1’s Grace Rauh: