This weekend, New Yorkers throughout our state will join friends and family members for one of the holiest times of the year.
Today, Good Friday marks a time of solemn reflection for New Yorkers of Christian faith before the celebration of Easter Sunday. Let us impart this spirit of renewal into making our state a greater state for all New Yorkers.
Tonight, New Yorkers of Jewish faith celebrate the first Seder of Passover, commemorating the triumph of freedom over slavery and oppression. This message of hope and endurance has lasted through the ages and lives today in the spirit of the people of the Empire State.
As we come together to feast during Holy Week and Passover, I offer my warmest wishes and sincere blessings to New Yorkers at this most special time.