Andrew Cuomo will take the oath of office later tonight in a private ceremony at the Executive Mansion, two hours before he officially becomes the state’s 56th governor.
Cuomo, a Democrat, plans to have a low-key dinner at 6 p.m. with close friends and family. His father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, and mother Matilda, will be in attendance.
Cuomo, along with incoming Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, will take the oath of office after dinner. A recording of the swearing-in will be shown at 10:30 p.m. because a live broadcast from the mansion is not possible, a Cuomo aide said.
On Saturday, Cuomo will arrive at the state Capitol building at 8 a.m. He will conduct a meeting with senior staff and Duffy at 8:30 a.m.
A ceremony in the Capitol’s War Room will be held at noon and last for about 45 minutes before an audience of 175 people. Cuomo is expected to speak for about 10 to 15 minutes and provide a framework for how he will govern New York, including his plans to draw the general public into making needed changes to state government.
A receiving line with Cuomo and Duffy is then scheduled for 2 p.m. at the mansion.
Here is a look at Andrew Cuomo’s schedule for Friday and Saturday.
6 p.m.: Has a private dinner in the Executive Mansion with family and friends.
10 p.m.: Takes oath of office as New York’s 56th governor.
8 a.m.: Arrives at Capitol building for first official day as governor.
8:30 a.m.: Huddles with senior staff and Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy.
Noon: Holds inaugural ceremony in the Capitol Building’s War Room outside of the Executive Chamber.
2 p.m.: Holds receiving line at the Executive Mansion with Duffy.