It’s your favorite night of the year and mine, folks.
That’s right, it’s time for York’s annual State of the City Address.
In case you’re not an avid State of the City fan like myself, this is the one night of the year when York Mayor Kim Bracey gets to highlight all the amazingly awesome stuff York has to offer. And no one gets to dispute it. It’s brilliant.
The speech will begin at 6 p.m. at Central Market if you’re interested. If not, check me out @emilyopilo on Twitter for live updates. If you don’t want live updates, seriously, why are you reading this blog post?
State of the City is also Bracey’s chance to lay out her agenda for the rest of 2012. Highlights from last year’s agenda included a pledge to create a stronger relationship with school district officials, the establishment of a historic facade revolving loan fund and implementing a Zeal For Curb Appeal initiative.
The most diehard of State of the City junkies might remember that last year’s address began with a random performance from William Penn Senior High School’s production of “Phantom of the Opera.” Not to be outdone, this year we hear there’s a flash mob being planned for 6 p.m.
No, it’s not really a flash mob if people know about it. Oh well.
If you just can’t get enough State of the City coverage – and really, who can’t — my colleague Erin McCracken and I will be tag-teaming the York Awards festivities, to be held next door at MarketView Arts Center at 5 p.m. Awards will presented to the members of Live and artist Jeff Koons among others.