Sunday, December 31, 2006

Spitzer’s Day One

Politics on the Hudson

Here’s the schedule for Gov-elect Eliot Spitzer’s inauguration festivities, all in Albany:
Sunday night: Private reception, beginning at 10:30 p.m., Executive Mansion.

Midnight, Monday: Oath of office, same location.
6 a.m. Runs in Washington Park.
8:45 a.m. Signs Executive Orders. Executive Mansion
9:00 a.m. Meets with New York’s Congressional Delegation and Legislative Leaders, same location.
10:00 a.m. Interfaith Service, Westminster Presbyterian Church.
12:00 p.m. Public Inauguration Ceremony; West Capitol Park (In case of bad weather, would be relocated to the Times Union Center).
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Spitzer and wife Silda Wall Spitzer receive the public at the Executive Mansion. (New Lieutenant Governor David Paterson and wife Michelle Paige Paterson will hold a similar reception at the Capital Building Red Room.)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Host “Celebrate New York”, concourse Level of the Empire State Plaza; full details at www.inaugurationny.org.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free Concert at the Times Union Center featuring James Taylor, Natalie Merchant and Dan Zanes, Ben Vereen, Willie Colon and emcee Jimmy Fallon.

Update: Spitzer told the AP today he’s not heading indoors unless the weather turns really nasty. “I always said that this would be a test for New Yorkers,” Spitzer said. “If it’s a little rainy and sprinkly and sleet and snow, you know what? We’ll build a snowman,” he joked.
According to the report, the current forecast for Monday in Albany calls for a 60 percent chance of freezing rain with a high of 38 and a low of 32, so wear your parkas…

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