Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and three 2021 hopefuls are set to attend a Saturday memorial for former New York City Mayor David Dinkins organized by Harlem political powerbroker Rev. Al Sharpton.
The occasion follows the Tuesday passing of the Big Apple’s first black mayor — who battled racial strife, a finances disaster and the HIV/AIDS and crack cocaine epidemics through the tumultuous early 1990s.
“We need to present in Harlem, on the week he handed, how a lot he meant to us,” Sharpton advised The Post. “We’ve fought many battles collectively and I don’t suppose he’s been given the credit score he’s deserved for what he did for the town.”
Three hopefuls within the Democratic Party’s 2021 mayoral main may also seem alongside the termed-out de Blasio on the headquarters of Sharpton’s National Action Network: Brooklyn Councilman Carlos Menchaca, former Wall Street govt Ray McGuire and Shaun Donovan, a former prime aide Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama.
State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams are additionally slated to attend.
Sharpton stated that social distancing protocols can be enforced, together with temperature checks on the doorways and obligatory mask-wearing.