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NYS landmarks to be lit blue & gold, with firework displays in recognition of reaching 70% of single dose vaccinations

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Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:10 pm

13 state landmarks to be lit blue and gold

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced landmarks across the state will be lit blue and gold tonight in celebration of reaching 70% of New York adults receiving their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. In addition to these lightings, firework displays will be held at 10 sites across the state beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Cuomo said, "472 days ago, it was impossible to fathom that 70% of New York's adults would have received their first COVID vaccination by this point. What felt years away has been accomplished in less than one. As we celebrate lifting restrictions and resuming our reimagined normal, we also reflect on the hard work of New York state's essential workers and we remember those we lost. New Yorkers have always been tough, but this last year has proven just how tough they are. Congratulations, New Yorkers, on all that your hard work has accomplished."

Fireworks will be held at sites across the state, including Niagara Falls State Park, beginning at 9:15 p.m.

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