Posing no threat to his reputation for being late, Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed January 20, 2016 “David Bowie Day.” The announcement from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment arrived at 5 P.M., two minutes past sunset, leaving Bowie’s ectoplasm seven hours to celebrate.
One place that will be key to the honors is the New York Theatre Workshop, on East 4th Street, where tonight will see the final performance of Lazarus, the sensational show Bowie created with playwright Enda Walsh, using themes from his performance in the Nicolas Roeg film The Man Who Fell To Earth as well as Bowie’s back catalogue and new songs.
Acting Commissioner Luis Castro of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will present the proclamation tonight after the performance. It declares Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 in the City of New York as “David Bowie Day.” Accepting the proclamation will be NYTW managing director Jeremy Blocker.
“In an iconic city like New York, it is only fitting to celebrate the life of David Bowie, a global icon who made New York his home,” said Castro in the announcement. “Among the most influential and talented artists of our time, Bowie’s music, his art, his unique creative vision have left a mark on the lives of generations of fans. Today, we are proud to pay tribute to this legend.”