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The Boss will sing a New York City Serenade in Central Park.
The Big Apple’s August star-studded “homecoming concert” in the iconic Manhattan green space will be headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Queens native and “American legend” Paul Simon and award-winning singer and former “American Idol” Jennifer Hudson, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.
“It’s going to be one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history. This is something you do not want to miss,” de Blasio said during a virtual press briefing. “This is something for the ages.”
The mayor said he’s for a long time “loved” the “Born to Run” singer’s music.
“He is beloved in New York City, in an extraordinary way, even though he happens to come from [New] Jersey. No ones’ perfect,” de Blasio joked. “He is amazing.”
Details on the date and time of the end of summer event, as well as the other artists who will perform at it will be announced “soon,” the mayor said. The capacity for the event will be 60,000 people, a city official said.
“This is meant to be an event for a large crowd,” said the mayor.
“It is going to be a great moment for the city, marking our rebirth, marking our comeback,” he added. “We’re very excited, and it’s going to be a historic event, to say the least.”
The event, first announced on June 7, will feature Patti Smith, Page Six reported Wednesday.
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