nydailynews.com nydailynews.com 26 Dec, 2020 05:15 am

Washington crossing the Delaware goes viral in COVID era

Washington crossing the Delaware goes viral in COVID era
The annual Christmas Day reenactment of George Washington crossing the Delaware River was a virtual affair on Friday.

Due to the ongoing havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the annual staging of George Washington’s Christmas morning crossing of the Delaware River floated online on Friday.” The annual reenactment of George Washington and his troops crossing the Delaware River was filmed for 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions.25, the beloved event draws thousands of spectators to the banks of the Delaware River in Washington Crossing, Pa.The Washington Crossing Historic Park filmed the reeenactment in early December, calling it “a beloved community tradition that will continue for years to come.

High winds scuttled the 2017 crossing and rising water levels wiped out the reenactment the following year, but in 2019, a near-record crowd of 5,000 viewers watched the spectacle, according to the Friends of Washington Crossing Park.The event prompted Emmanuel Leutze to create the iconic 1851 painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware.

Read full story at nydailynews.com