Rain delays creation of First Night ice sculptures


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DONE AT THIS POINT BUT THE RAIN DID DELAY A MAJOR PIECE OF FIRST NIGHT. A SAKE END TO 2019. A LATE START FOR FIRST NIGHT ICE SCULPTURES. THE FROZEN WORKS OF ART CANNOT BE CHISELED OUT IN THE RAIN. >> YOU’RE MOVING AROUND BIG BLOCKS OF ICE THEY ARE NOT STAYING FROZEN. JENNIFER:JENNIFER: SCULPTORS MOVED BIG BLOCKS INTO PLACE AND COPLEY SQUARE EARLY THIS MORNING. >> WE ARE SOLDIERING ON. STARTING TO UNWRAP SCULPTURES AND BUILD SOME THINGS. WE WILL BE GOING A LITTLE LATER THAN WE USUALLY DO. >> THEY WERE MUCH FURTHER ALONG. ALL THE SCULPTURES. IT’S A LITTLE BEHIND. JENNIFER: BOSTON CELEBRATION WILL CENTER AROUND COPLEY SQUARE . THERE IS A NOTE OF SADNESS TO THE EVENTS. A MOMENT OF SILENCE HELD IN HONOR OF BRANDON MCSWEENEY. THE 34-YEAR-OLD WAS KILLED SATURDAY WHEN A BALLAST FELL ON HIM DURING SET UP. >> WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE WAS HONORED IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE. JENNIFER:JENNIFER: A SOLEMN MOMENT AMID PREPARATIONS FOR THE CITY’S OFFICIAL PARTY AREA THE FROSTY CENTERPIECES MOVING AT LACE JUST. >> BE MORE LIKE A LIVE SHOW SO YOU’LL BE ABLE TO COME DOWN, SEE THEM IN ACTION PUTTING EVERYTHING TOGETHER. THERE JENNIFER: ARE 10 STAGES WITH PERFORMANCES LEADING UP TO MIDNIGHT.

Rain delays creation of First Night ice sculptures

The ice sculptures that are a staple of First Night festivities in Boston will be a work in progress for guests visiting Tuesday night.

The ice sculptures that are a staple of First Night festivities in Boston will be a work in progress for guests visiting Tuesday night.



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