If you’re like so many other hard-drinking, resolution-making revelers, you love Times Square on New Year’s Eve, even when the temperatures plummet well below freezing. You love the heart-thumping music, the groping camaraderie, the wanton soup of total abandon that makes New York City the epicenter of one of life’s most buoyant and transcendent events.
But what would you say to all this merriment and more on an evening with temps so high you’re likely to see more than a few merrymakers going topless?
Well, that’s precisely what the organizers of the first Rockin’ Rosh Hashanah bash on the eve of the Jewish New year have in mind. “We’ve got an incredible evening planned—great music, mind-blowing pyrotechnics and a few surprises even for jaded New Yorkers,” said Sidney Feldman, owner of Sunset Productions, the company behind the event. So what might you expect?