Confetti practice makes perfect


Make text smaller Make text larger


On scene in Times Square for a NYE dress rehearsal


Photos



  • Pre-celebration on a cold day




  • Children picked up fallen confetti from the ground




  • The confetti test in Times Square




The confetti that fills the air in Times Square on New Year’s Eve doesn’t just happen the night of. Like anything in the theater district, a dress rehearsal is key to a successful performance. On Friday, Dec. 29, standing on the second-floor balcony of the Hard Rock Cafe NYC, a man with a microphone counted down from five over and over, throwing handfuls of confetti each time he reached the number one. This was part of the annual confetti test held by Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of Times Square New Year’s Eve, and presenting sponsor Planet Fitness. Police were all over Times Square, in preparation for Sunday night’s ball-drop. Children delighted in picking up confetti from the ground. Photographers gathered around a group of young women, asking them over and over to toss confetti up in the air.






Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments



MUST READ NEWS

Image Politicking for "people's lawyer" post
Three women court the clubhouse vote, showcase legal and people skills, usher the battle for attorney general into an East Side church
Image Bid to block Amsterdam tower fails
Board of Standards and Appeals rules in favor of 200 Amsterdam developer; opponents likely to turn to courts in fight to block tower
Image In the city, big pharma’s got competition
Independently owned apothecaries cater to clientele
Image Silverstein buys ABC's UWS HQ
Network to move downtown; major new development on West 66th Street likely

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Neighborhood Newsletters





MOST READ

Local News
Politicking for "people's lawyer" post
  • Jul 17, 2018
Local News
Silverstein buys ABC's UWS HQ
  • Jul 16, 2018
Local News
Wallace Stevens makes his mark, again
  • Jul 16, 2018
Local News
The last straw
  • Jul 17, 2018

MOST COMMENTED