The event had already begun when a storm and a series of lightning strikes began to hit the area, prompting event organizers to leave the area.
Due to the approaching bad weather, all participants in the event quietly exit nearby and head to areas outside the park. This is not an emergency, “said New York Police on social media
The area is close to being hit by Hurricane Henry. Despite the storm’s forecast, city mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed the event was normal. Both the city and the state of New York are in the spotlight due to the hurricane.
The event, held in Central Park, the city’s traditional tourist attraction, will feature big names such as Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson and Italian resident Andrea Bocelli.
Despite the suspension, event organizers are studying to restart it if the weather improves over the next few hours.