Storm halts We Love NYC Homecoming Concert mid-Barry Manilow performance


New York City’s “Homecoming” concert at Central Park was abruptly halted in the middle of Barry Manilow’s performance Saturday evening — as lightning storms tied to approaching Hurricane Henri descended on the Big Apple.

Concertgoers were told at 7:37 p.m. to “proceed to your vehicles and protected areas outside of the event center” as Manilow was singing his 1978 hit “Can’t Smile Without You.”

An announcer could be heard saying that the highly anticipated concert was “canceled.”

Moments earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed optimism that the show would go on.

“We need everyone for brief period of time to move to some place safe because of thunder and lightening, and then we will bring the concert back,” he said at the mic.

Hurricane Henri, a Category 1 storm, is expected to touch down east of New York City on Sunday.

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