Release Date: Apr 20, 2012
Times Square, New York (April 19, 2012) – New Yorkers and visitors are invited to come to the Times Square Visitor Center and Museum to honor the legacy of entertainment legend Dick Clark. The Times Square Alliance has designated an area on its New Year’s Eve Confetti Wishing Wall where fans can share their memories and pay their respects to Dick Clark. These messages will be added to the one ton of confetti that will fall on Times Square at midnight on New Year’s Eve in 2013.
“For 40 years, Dick Clark has been an iconic part of New Year's Eve in Times Square, and we are encouraging New Yorkers and visitors to help us honor his legacy by sharing their messages and memories on our New Year’s Eve Confetti Wishing Wall,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance. “Dick was instrumental in making New Year’s Eve at the Crossroads of the World what it is today. We remember and honor Dick for his lasting contribution to Times Square and his ability to bring us together every year to welcome in the New Year.”
The Times Square Visitor Center and Museum is located on 7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Street and is open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. The Visitor Center will also have a photo montage with images from Dick Clark’s life and people are encouraged to leave flowers and mementos underneath a sign commemorating his legacy.
For more information on the Times Square Visitor Center and Museum, visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org.
About Times Square Alliance
The Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square - cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. In addition to providing core neighborhood services with its Public Safety Officers and Sanitation Associates, the Alliance promotes local businesses; encourages economic development and public improvements; co-coordinates numerous major events in Times Square (including the annual New Year's Eve and Broadway on Broadway celebrations); manages the Times Square Visitor Center and Museum; and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues. www.TimesSquareNYC.org
About Times Square Visitor Center and Museum
The Times Square Visitor Center and Museum is the home of the "Times Square Spectacular", featuring the New Year’s Eve Centennial Ball which stood atop One Times Square in 2007 and recreates the magical New Year’s Eve countdown. The Museum also includes an exhibit on historic Broadway, video highlights of Times Square’s past and present and a Fantasy and Desire exhibit featuring a restored “Peep-O-Rama” sign from 42nd Street’s last peep show. Visitors can also buy tickets to Broadway shows, make a wish at the New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall, take tours of the city from Gray Line New York, shop at the official Times Square store and get information on New York City’s many tourist attractions from NYC & Company’s kiosk information.