New Yorkers’ had their eye on Henri Saturday as the hurricane barreled toward Long Island and New England.
As of Saturday afternoon, Henri was on track to make landfall on Long Island or in southern New England — most likely Connecticut — on Sunday between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
While Henri’s exact path remained unclear, New Yorkers were advised to prepare for heavy rainfall and strong winds regardless, with Eastern Long Island likely to experience the brunt of the storm.
Below is a list of major weekend events on Long Island and in New York City. Friday evening brought a clearer picture of the not-so-clear weather on the way, with at least one event having been canceled. Refresh this story all weekend long for updates.
Central Park Homecoming Concert — ENDED EARLY
Some 60,000 people descended upon the park for a 5 p.m. show Saturday, but were sent home just two and a half hours into the five-hour concert due to lightning.
Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Paul Simon, Maluma, the Killers and other headliners did not get to take the stage; the announcement came during Barry Manilow’s set.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s inaugural event was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday. It’s set to feature Journey, The Chainsmokers and Steve Miller Band Tickets.
While this event is closer to Henri’s projected path, making rain and winds more likely, event planners tweeted Saturday afternoon saying it’s still taking place.
Yankees v. Twins — RESCHEDULED
The Bronx Bombers were set to face off against the Minnesota Twins Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium — airing on PIX11.
Instead, though, the team announced that the game would be postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.
The game will instead be played on Sept. 13.
Henri is expected to make landfall Sunday morning or early afternoon. If Henri slams Long Island, its impact will not be isolated to the island. Miranda predicts Sunday could be a “big time wash out” wherever you are in the area.
Five Boro Bike Tour — POSTPONED
Up to 32,000 cyclists were set to enjoy 40 miles of NYC’s typically busiest roadways Sunday for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The event, which was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will not take place Sunday as scheduled.
Weather models gave varying rainfall predictions for NYC as of Friday. Henri could bring anywhere from 1 to 6 inches to parts of the city.
Eagles at Madison Square Garden — RESCHEDULED
MSG issued the following notice Saturday evening:
“Due to the state of emergency that has been declared for New York City as a result of impending severe weather conditions, please be advised the Eagles performance scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Madison Square Garden has been postponed to Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
“Tickets for Sunday’s show will be valid for the rescheduled date and will not need to be exchanged.
“The Eagles performance scheduled for Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Madison Square Garden will proceed as planned.”