YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The inaugural New Year’s Eve Ball Drop was a complete success and a fantastic event for both young and old citizens of Yorktown Heights. The event was the brain-child of Councilman Tom Diana in partnership with the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the town of Yorktown. Young children and adults alike reveled in the atmosphere provided by the Chamber.

There was a DJ providing all types of music, a fantastic and beautiful ball measuring at 5-and-a-half-feet in diameter, thousands of people, a whole lot of good cheer, Bruce Apar as our master of ceremonies, and finally, a fantastic fireworks display at the stroke of midnight, which lasted close to 10 minutes. 

This unprecedented event came at absolutely no cost to the taxpayers of Yorktown, thanks to the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and our sponsors: Tompkins National Bank, R&S Waste Services, Competition Carting, 3D Industrial Maintenance, Yorktown Auto Body, Yorktown Funeral Home, Thyle Construction and Signs Ink, with a big shout out going to our restaurant sponsors: Yorktown Pizza and Pasta, Don Tomaso’s and Piazza Grill.

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Lastly, a very special thanks to Michael Kane of Kane Contracting for the donation of the crane used to hoist the ball 75 feet in the air. 

I feel privileged to live in a town with an active government and Chamber, both working toward providing family-orientated events for all of the citizens to enjoy. Happy New Year to all!

Check out the print edition of Yorktown News this Thursday for even more photos from the ball drop!

Sergio Esposito is the vice president of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce.