Saturday, December 30, 2006
A preview of Inauguration Day
Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer's big day starts in Washington Park on Jan. 1. Last September when Spitzer was campaigning, he promised his supporters he would job through Washington Park -- and that's just what he plans to do.
The two-mile jog starts right at 6 a.m. at the amphitheater, and Spitzer is inviting you to run along with him. Participants have to get to the park by 5:30 a.m. if they plan to join the new governor.
And of course the big event of the day, the inauguration ceremony starts right at noon. Spitzer and Lieutenant Governor-elect David Paterson will celebrate the start to their terms in office in front of the Capitol.
The park opens to the public at 10 a.m., but security will be tight. No bags, backpacks, briefcases or luggage are allowed on the premises, and security will turn people away. Spitzer takes the oath of office on the stage before he addresses New Yorkers as governor.
After the inauguration ceremony, Eliot Spitzer makes good on yet another promise. He and his wife will host an open house at the Executive Mansion. Guests were already selected in a lottery process. Each guest gets two tickets for a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a day at the Governor's Mansion.
The lieutenant governor will host guests at the Capitol. The day will be filled with music and theatre around Albany before a final concert at 5 p.m. Jimmy Fallon will emcee the event while stars like James Taylor will perform at the Times Union Center.
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