City Councilmember Erik Bottcher celebrates inauguration at Joyce Theater

Singing New York New York, the whole gang of VIPs and musicians joyously wrapped up the inauguration.
(Photo by Tequila Minsky)

Postponed from January because of the Omicron variant of COVID, newly elected City Councilmember Erik Bottcher held his formal installation at the Joyce Theatre this past Saturday afternoon.

Representing City Council District 3, his district includes neighborhoods that run from Hudson Square and a bit of Soho, up the West Side through the Village, Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. Bottcher’s mom and dad, other family members, residents of his district, and election volunteers joined federal, state, and city electeds including many of his newly elected Council cohorts.

The program began with a performance from the Movement class of Dance for a Variable Population, where Bottcher joined in the routine at the end. Testimonials from Bottcher’s dad and the political VIPs filled the afternoon, which ended when Bottcher pulled out a guitar and musicians crooned New York, New York. The VIPs surrounded him clapping and singing, appropriate for a district that includes the Broadway theater district, an uplifting end to an awesome program.

Letitia James swears-in Erik who stands next to his proud parents.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)