Launch of the 2022 New Year’s Eve ball in New York


the New Years Eve celebration in Times Square in New York is moving forward this year, albeit on a slightly smaller scale. Mayor-elect Eric Adams will be sworn in shortly after midnight, as revelers watch the ball drop amid a 15% COVID-19 positivity rate in the city. For those wisely avoiding the crowds in Times Square this year, there are still a few different ways to watch the party from home.

  • The official Times Square New Years Eve festivities will feature live performances by Ashanti, Ja Rule and KT Tunstall, and will be broadcast on TimesSquareNYC.org.
  • Ryan Seacrest will host Dick Clark’s New Years Eve live from Times Square, with performances by Journey, Ashanti and Ja Rule. LL Cool J was scheduled to appear, but withdrew earlier this week after testing positive for COVID. Watch on ABC, ABC.com or the ABC app.
  • CNN’s show from Times Square will be hosted by mainstays Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. Guest stars will include beaming Las Vegas Katie Perry, as well as Duran Duran, Patti LaBelle and William Shatner, among others. Watch on CNN, CNN.com and CNNgo.
  • Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson are hosting NBC’s New Years Eve party from Miami, but will show the ball at midnight. Performers include Saweetie and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. Watch live on NBC, NBC.com or the NBC app.
  • Fox News comes to you live from Nashville, with hosts Pete Hegseth, Will Cain and Rachel Campos-Duffy. Fox News contributors including Jeanine Pirro and Dan Bongino will join the broadcast from Times Square, and the show will feature musical performances by former Kansas singer John Elefante, two members of Sister Hazel and house band Sixwire. .


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