Mayor Eric Adams celebrates pandemic milestone at jazz club

To mark the end of mandates masks and vaccines in New York, the city’s mayor Eric Adams partied at a downtown club. (Where else would he be?)

On Monday, Adams attended the sold-out Braxton Cook show at the Blue Note with his team, including City Hall nightlife office whiz Ariel Palitz, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives Sheena Wright and NYC & Company President Fred Dixon.

Adams jumped on stage and gave an impromptu speech, encouraging onlookers to “hit the right note” as the city moves beyond the pandemic.

“We’re going to inspire our kids to understand that this is a time when we’re all going to recover, but we need each other,” he told the crowd. “I’m here tonight to tell you, as you enjoy the Blue Note, let’s hit the high note as we move forward in the years to come,” he added.

A viewer described the impromptu speech as “heartfelt” and “electric”.

“There was something going on at a jazz club like Blue Note because New Yorkers hit the right notes. It’s because everyone did the right thing and nothing can stop New York,” the inspired attendee told us.

Mayor Eric Adams at Blue Note
Adams told the crowd that they were “moving forward” after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Municipal Office of Photography

Another source told us that Adams and his team were “celebrating the first night without having to go to a bar or restaurant and share your vaccination status.”

“He was extremely well received…it was a truly amazing evening. The show was sold out,” the source said.

An insider told us that Adams had been out “since the morning, visiting restaurants. It was all part of the celebration of the waiving NYC warrant key. He was in every corner of the city to celebrate this new stage.

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