Monday, December 31, 2012

New York Times Square 2013 Dropping the Ball

1. Times Square was named after the New York Times Building in 1904.  It is now known as One Times Square.

2.  The first ball lowering of New Year's celebration occurred in 1907 and has continued every year since with the exception of the "dimout" during the war in 1942 and 1943. It has been covered on national television since 1972.  It is on my bucket list but all those people.........................on average a million people, during the new millennium it was recorded there were two million.

3.Going to Times Square?  Here is a link to the best viewing spot and the best way to get there.

4. Not going to Times Square any television screen will do or you can watch a live webcast.

5. The seven foot "Lucky 13" arrived in New York on December 19th. It was presented with thirteen multi-cultural good luck charms to turnaround its unlucky reputation and illuminated to symbolized good fortune and a bright future for the New Year.  It remained on display thru December 26th at the Times Square Museum until it was installed, to complete the 2013 atop One Times Square.

6. Every year at the Times Square Museum, visitors are asked to write down wishes on official paper to be turned into the confetti dropped on Times Square on New Years.  You can also submit your wish virtually and it will be printed and included.

7. Sentiments of peace can be shared until December 31st at 5 PM EST via one of three ways:
1. Tweet your message with hashtag #PeaceNYE
2. Post to Waterford’s Facebook page with hashtag #PeaceNYE 3. Post to Times Square’s Facebook page with hashtag #PeaceNYE

8. WhyHunger is the official charity for Times Square New Year's Eve 2013. This year, donations to the “Imagine There’s No Hunger” campaign will also go to support WhyHunger’s long-time partners in the New York and New Jersey area post Hurricane Sandy.

9.Get the Official New Year's Eve Ball Drop App at this link!

10. Here is a link to the schedule of Times Square New York City on New Years Eve.
The organizers of the Ball Drop also paid respect to the legacy of Dick Clark who passed away on April 18, 2012; a Waterford Crystal panel inscribed with the name of Dick Clark was presented to his widow, Kari Wigton, and installed on the Times Square Ball.

Check out the New Year as it begins first at Christmas Island at  If is is past 5AM and you are reading this in the eastern United States, it is already New Years in some parts of the world.

Happy New Year!


1 comment:

  1. A friend of mine is a pro photographer. I love his photos of Time Square ball drop.