U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76 will lead the traditional 60-second countdown to midnight on Tuesday in Times Square.
Sotomayor is the first Supreme Court justice to lead the countdown.
Tim Hopkins, president of the Times Square Alliance and one of the co-organizers of the New Year’s celebration, said Sotomayor, a New York native born and raised in the Bronx, was an inspiration to all.
The New Year’s celebration in Times Square is being co-organized by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment.
In November, Sotomayor received the University’s Woodrow Wilson Award, the highest annual honor bestowed upon an undergraduate alumnus or alumna.