NY Gov. Cuomo ordered all Broadway theaters to shut their doors through April 12th in the face of ongoing Coronavirus concerns.
Carnegie Hall has canceled all events through Tuesday, March 31.
This includes programming presented by the Hall’s Weill Music Institute and all free Carnegie Hall Citywide performances in venues across New York City.
The smaller The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center reportedly is playing their planned performances without an audience, and the concerts will be streamed at chambermusicsociety.org.
Film screenings by the Lincoln Center Film Society also have been cancelled.
Here is the statement received by NYCOTC on March. 22nd:
“At Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, our top priority is the safety and well-being of our many visitors, patrons, staff, volunteers, and artists. Following guidance from public health and governmental authorities, and in accordance with recommendations issued by the CDC, we are canceling all performances and events through May 17 in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
This includes the remainder of the 2019/20 season of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers and LC Kids, performances at the David Rubenstein Atrium, Lincoln Center Presents The Moth Mainstage on April 9, and Soundtrack ’63 on May 1.
In addition, the David Rubenstein Atrium is closed, and all Guided Tours and outside licensee performances and events are canceled or postponed.For your convenience and in order to manage call volume, we’ll be reaching out directly to ticket holders for these events to facilitate donation and refund options.
Smithsonian has cancelled Museum Day 2020, when 1500 museums nationwide, and dozens here in New York City, offer FREE admission.
Official statement from Smithsonian:
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020 will not take place on April 4.
As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3. We appreciate your understanding.
The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City has cancelled. Dates scheduled were April 15 to 26.
The New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball – Originally scheduled for April 6. The school has also canceled open studios on April 17.
New York Public Library
All 92 branches in Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island to close Saturday, March 14 through the end of March, as have all public events and programs..
This means Friday the 13th was the last day you can pick up holds or borrow books until NYPL locations re-open.NYC Museums & Attractions Closed due to Coronavirus
POSTPONED: Rethinking the Landscape: Haudenosaunee Women
Thursday, March 12, 6 p.m.CANCELED: Storybook Reading and Activity: The Sugar Bush
Saturday, March 14, 1 to 2 p.m.POSTPONED:Developing Stories Photographer Talk: Russel Albert Daniels
Thursday, March 26, 6 to 7pm
CLOSED THROUGH MAY 3: imagiNATIONS Activity Center
Programs and tours POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 3:
Also known as The Met, is closing temporarily starting Friday the 13th, and will undergo a thorough cleaning before it re-opens.The shut-down and cleaning also affects The Met’s two other locations, The Cloisters in Upper Manhattan, and the Met Breuer on the Upper East Side.
The Met also is postponing the opening viewing and reception for its 150th anniversary exhibition, “Making The Met, 1870—2020,” which had been planned for March 23.No date has been announced for the re-opening.
The Met had closed previously for only two major events in NYC – for the days following 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, according to this full story in the NYTimes.
However, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute annual Met Gala, scheduled for May 4, has been postponed. This year’s theme is “About Time: Fashion and Duration.”
National September 11 Museum9/11 Museum
All public programs are cancelled through the end of March.
NOTE – The 9/11 Memorial Plaza is open. It is an open public space. Please maintain a safe distance from others.While it is the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s sacred mission to honor the 2,983 victims of those killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, the health and well-being of our thousands of daily visitors and dedicated staff are of the utmost importance.
In response to the guidance provided by our state and local governments regarding large public gatherings and in an effort to limit opportunities for the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will join our fellow cultural institutions throughout New York City in closing the Memorial and Museum, effective Friday, March 13, for a temporary period of time.
Due to this temporary closure, all public programs are cancelled through the end of March.
For more information visit 911memorial.org/programs.
AMNH is closed. There is no information about when it will re-open.
NYHS is closed through the end of March.
All on-site programs are cancelled through the end of April
Statement received by NYCOTC:Although no case of COVID-19 has been connected to the Museum, we are taking these preventive measures out of an abundance of caution to help ensure everyone’s safety. Visitors who have purchased tickets to a program will be contacted shortly to arrange either a refund or a ticket-to-donation to New-York Historical.In the meantime, New-York Historical is encouraging the public to stay connected online and explore our wealth of digital content at nyhistory.org.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is open but all public programming including Orchid Evenings cancelled March 14–31, including “Making Brooklyn Bloom,” planned for March 14.
The enormously popular annual Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival the last weekend of April has been cancelled.
All public programs and events at the Museum will be cancelled until further notice.
Museum of the City of New York
MCNY closes starting Friday, March 13th for cleaning and sanitizing of the building.
In a statement to NYC on the Cheap, the museum reports it has “no known cases of staff testing positive for Coronavirus at this time.:Public and education programs, field trips and private tours are suspended until further notice.
El Museo del Barrio
Closing temporarily, effective Friday, March 13 at 6pm and all programming will be postponed, until further notice.
Museum of Art and Design
The museum known as MAD is closing as of Saturday, March 14, until further notice, including the opening of a new exhibit Brian Clarke: The Art of Light scheduled for March 21.
All programming at MAD will be canceled or postponed until further notice and anyone who has purchased admission or programming tickets will be contacted for refunds.
In gratitude for our Members’ generous support during this challenging time, we are automatically extending all memberships by one month.Additional NYC Museums Closed through end of MarchThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Closed as of March 13. All public events scheduled through April 30 are canceled or postponed.
- The Frick Collection,
- Jewish Museum,
- Neue Galerie,
- Bronx Museum of the Arts,
- New Museum,
- Brooklyn Museum
- Witney Museum of American Art
- National Museum of Math (Mo Math)
- Leo Baeck Institute
- NY Transit Museum
- The Museum of the Moving Image, Queens
- The Morgan Library & Museum
- The Museum at FIT
- Children’s Museum of Manhattan
- Museum at Eldridge Street,
- The American Folk Art Museum
- Poster House
- Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, Queens
- Brooklyn Historical Society
Queens Museum – Closed March 13–20.
International Center of Photography– Closed as of March 13 at 7 p.m. The school’s classes will move online as of March 16.
The Museum of Chinese in America – Closed until further notice.
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York – Closed
Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, New York – Closed until further notice.
The Studio Museum Harlem – Closed until further notice. Programming space Studio Museum 127 also closed.
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut – Closed as of March 13.
Museums Remaining Open until Further Notice:
Asia Society, New York – Public programming suspended beginning March 12; galleries remain open for normal visiting hours.
Irish Arts Center, New York – All public programming canceled until April 1.
Art Galleries Closed
Pace Gallery, Hauser & Wirth and Gagosian Gallery,
Two of David Zwirner Gallery’s three locations in the city. (The one on 20th Street will remain open one more week.)
Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University
The Shed– The galleries are closed and all performances are canceled through March 30.
Edward Hopper House, Nyack, New York – Closed March 14–22.
Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York – All public programming cancelled through March 30.
1969 GalleryKaufmann Repetto, New York and Milan – New York location closed as of March 14.
For the first time in 258 years, the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the USA is being postponed from Tuesday, March 17, to a later date, to be announced. With more than 100,000 marchers, including from the NYPD and NYFD and local high schools, and more than 2 million spectators.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade began before the Revolutionary War, started by homesick Irish soldiers stationed in New York CityAlso postponed:
The 44th Annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade and events scheduled for this Sunday, March 15, have been postponed.
City of Yonkers lSt. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for March 21 has been postponed to Sept. 19. The parade dinner will take place Sept. 12.
New York International Auto Show
For the first time since World War II, the popular show at the Javits is being postponed from early April to late August.
The event usually attracts more than one million visitors, and contributes more than $300 million to the NYC economy.
The new dates are Aug. 28 through Sept. 6, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Art Events Postponed
The Other Art Fair, London Sydney, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Dallas, Melbourne and Chicago – All spring fairs are postponed.
Affordable Art Fair New York – Postponed from March 26–29 to dates yet to be announced.
Pace and Gagosian’s Donald Marron Collection Exhibition, New York – Postponed from April 24–May 16 to new dates yet to be announced.
NYC events & attractions restricted by Coronavirus
Late Night TV ShowsBeginning on Monday, March 16, the following shows will film without live studio audiences, in accordance with NYC government recommendations:
The daytime TV show “The View” also is taping without a live studio audience
The Atlantic 10 Conference at the Barclays Center will continue without anyone in the audience starting March 12, organizers said.
The BIG EAST Conference at Madison Square Garden will also continue through March 14 under restricted attendance and without cheering fans. Full refunds for tickets will be available at the point of purchase, according to a conference spokesperson.NYC Events Cancelled due to Coronavirus
NYC Half Marathon & Rising New York Road Runners youth event – Both scheduled for March 15 have been canceled,The event would have seen 25,000 participants running through the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn.Runners who registered directly with New York Road Runners will be eligible for a full refund of the entry fee or free entry to next year’s half marathon.Cancelled – Brookfield PlaceBrookfield Place has cancelled the following events through March 30:
- Saturday Morning Show, March 14, 21 and 28, April 4 and 11
- Trivia Tuesdays, March 17 and 24
- Women’s History Month Panel, March 19 and 26
Suspended – United NationsThe United Nations complex in New York City has been closed to the general public and guided tours are suspended until further notice, according to a spokesman for the UN Secretary General.
The Tour at NBC Studios has suspended operations for the rest of March.
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