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Why we’ve changed our logo to Time In — for now

We want to make this change temporarily to reflect New York's ongoing status with coronavirus

By Will Gleason
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Hello New York,

With all restaurants, bars, clubs and theaters in New York closing, it's clear: Serious precautions need to be taken to halt the spread of coronavirus.

We've changed our logo temporarily to acknowledge this new reality, but rest assured: Time Out New York will continue to help you discover the best of the city, whether it's Time Out or Time In.

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that New Yorkers can handle anything that’s thrown our way. As we enter this time of uncertainty, with a sense that the city as a whole is being put on pause, there’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll get through this together.

The city’s open-hearted, can-do spirit is what we celebrate every day here at Time Out New York, and it’s something we’ll continue to do over the next few unprecedented weeks. We know that many small, independent businesses we love will be hurting during this time, so we’ll be sharing innovative ways to support them. For those who will be spending more time than usual in their apartments, we’ll also be giving you guides to some fun things to do at home, from the most uplifting movies currently available over streaming services to the best takeout and delivery services in the city.

Most important of all: Whether you’re spending your time out or time in this month, be sure to stay healthy and be safe.

Take care,

Will Gleason

Editor of Time Out New York

The latest cancelations and closures due to coronavirus in NYC

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Comedy Stand-up Hell's Kitchen

NYC's unbeatable comedy bastion founded in the 1990s by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh is planning to close its two Manhattan locations, according to the New York Times.

The sketch and improv comedy center apparently sent an email to students and performers on Tuesday, saying that they had to make the "heart-wrenching" decision to close its HEll's Kitchen Theater and the training center venues due to financial strain. It had already been struggling to pay rent, but the impact of the pandemic was the final nail in the coffin, according to the Times.

That being said, UCB's plan is to host shows at SubCulture on Bleecker Street while it looks to rent new space for classes, whenever things open up again.

Pride Parade
Photograph: Flilip Wolak

NYC Pride, Puerto Rican Day and Celebrate Israel

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For the first time in its half-century history, New York City Pride has been canceled. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the cancellation of permits for all large in-person gatherings for the month of June, which includes the Celebrate Israel, Puerto Rican Day and LGBTQ Pride parades. "New York City is the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. We’ve come a long way since the first Christopher Street Liberation Day March 50 years ago, which is a testament to the bravery and resiliency of LGBTIA+ New Yorkers in the struggle for equality," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "While this [current situation] prevents us from coming together to march, it will in no way stop us from celebrating the indelible contributions that the LGBTIA+ community has made to New York City or from recommitting ourselves to the fight for equal rights." 

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Governors Ball 2015
Photograph: Dominick Mastrangelo

Governors Ball 2020

Music

Governors Ball 2020 has been canceled. 

"Over the past few weeks, we have gone to great lengths to find a postponement date that works for all parties involved. Due to a myriad of planning and logistical issues, we have come to the conclusion that there are no sufficient options available to us," the festival wrote in a statement. "We are pushing ahead, and are already jumping into plans for 2021."

Photograph: Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met Gala

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Anna Wintour, the chair of the Met Gala announced in Vogue that the much-anticipated fundraiser originally set for for May 4 will be postponed, saying that because of the state and city mandates, it was "unavoidable and responsible" but promised a preview of the planned accompanying exhibition, About Time, in the May issue of the magazine.

In May, it was officially canceled.

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Time Out Market New York

Time Out Market New York

News City Life

Your safety means a lot to us. That’s why, in addition to changing our logo and shifting our mission, we’ve decided to close Time Out Market New York temporarily. The market will remain closed for as long as needed.  We’ve made this difficult decision after monitoring the latest developments and receiving input from health authorities and the city government. The wellbeing of our guests and staff is the most important thing for us, so this seemed like the right way forward.  “These are unprecedented times and nothing matters more than the health and safety of our guests, teams, concessionaires and the local community as a whole,” says Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market. “We have decided to temporarily close as it is our responsibility to do our part to protect everybody—we are looking forward to reopening when it is safe and to once again welcome guests to Time Out Market.” The market will be closing after dinner service on Sunday evening, March 15. We hope to reopen soon, and will let you know as soon as we can when that will be.

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Fotografiska
Photograph: Courtesy Fotografiska/Adrian Gaut

Fotografiska

Art Photography Gramercy

UPDATE: Fotografiska is closed until further notice, but it will be working to bring its photography exhibitions to you via virtual tours, artists interviews, and other interactive content. Please check its social media channels (Instagram, Facebook) and website for updates.

If customers have unused tickets to an upcoming event or for general museum admission, they can expect a full refund in 7–10 business days. Memberships will be frozen for the length of the museum’s closure, and reinstated once the museum has reopened. 

The High Line
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The High Line

4 out of 5 stars
Attractions Parks and gardens Chelsea

The High Line is closed until further notice. 

"While we fundamentally believe in the power of parks, especially during challenging times, we have to think about public health and safety," the park's officials said in a statment. "As an elevated park, the High Line’s design includes staircases and narrow paths. These unique conditions make it hard for us to meet the social distancing requirements of keeping at least six feet between people."

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El Museo del Barrio

Museums Special interest East Harlem

El Museo del Barrio is closed and its programming postponed until further notice. 

"We are confident that, together, we will be able to get through this extraordinary and unfortunate time, and recognize that the impact on all of our daily lives is immeasurable," the museum said in a statement. "El Museo del Barrio is your home and we are determined to foster a healthy and safe environment. We appreciate your understanding and support, and look forward to welcoming all of you back to the El Museo del Barrio, in the near future to celebrate the opening of Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York."

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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels

Museum of the Moving Image

Museums Movies and TV Astoria

The Museum of the Moving Image is closed and all of its public programming is canceled until further notice.

If you’ve purchased a ticket for an event that has been canceled, know that MoMI will try to reschedule events. Tickets may be exchanged once the Museum reopens and programming resumes.

They also ask to ticketholders to consider converting your ticket purchase to a tax-deductible donation.

All ticket holders will be contacted with information about options; however, inquiries can also be sent to visitorservices@movingimage.us

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Photograph: Courtesy Neue Galerie New York

Neue Galerie New York

Museums Art and design Upper East Side

The Neue Galerie is closed until further notice. All public programming for the immediate future has been canceled.

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Chelsea Piers

Sports and fitness Chelsea

Chelsea Piers facilities will be closed until further notice.

"It is our view that suspending our operations temporarily is the socially responsible thing to do and in the best interests of overall community health," it said in a statment. "We will not be making any decisions regarding refunds or credits until the end of the 2nd quarter - June 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you."

Photograph: Courtesy New-York Historical Society

New-York Historical Society | Manhattan, NY

4 out of 5 stars
Museums History Upper West Side

The New-York Historical Society is closed until further notice.

"We are taking these preventive measures out of an abundance of caution to help ensure everyone’s safety," it said in a statement. "Visitors who’ve purchased tickets to a program that’s been canceled will be contacted shortly to arrange either a refund or a ticket-to-donation to New-York Historical."

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Elsewhere

Music East Williamsburg

Elsewhere is closed until further notice.

For all event cancellations, all ticket holders will be notified by email in advance and refunded automatically.

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Photograph: Courtesy of Irish Arts Center

Irish Arts Center Book Day

Things to do

The Irish Arts Center is suspending all programming and classes indefinitely including:

Celtic Appalachian Concert at Symphony Space (March 13)

IAC Open Day (March 14)

Book Day (March 17)

Sundays at Seven (March 22)

Visual Arts talk (March 24)

Johnny Gandelsman Bach concert (March 24) 

Sinead Gleason Debut Voices (March 26)

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman (March 27)

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The Rubin Museum of Art

Museums Art and design Chelsea

The Rubin Museum is closed until further notice.

"The health and safety of our visitors and staff is a priority," Executive Director Jorrit Britschgi said in a statement. "This is a considerable step, but a necessary one to keep our public as safe as possible. We are actively monitoring the situation and will provide regular updates and resources to our community. We look forward to announcing soon when we can welcome visitors back into the Museum."

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Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY

Museums Natural history Prospect Park

All programs and events at the Brooklyn Museum are postponed or canceled with the closure of the museum until further notice.

"For inquiries related to Studio 54: Night Magic, which was scheduled to open on March 13, we look forward to welcoming media interested in seeing the show when we reopen to the public," it said in a statement. "The exhibition is on view through July 5, 2020."

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Photograph: Courtesy of 92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y

Things to do Cultural centers Upper East Side

The 92nd Street Y has suspending all upcoming talks and performances, including concerts and dance performances.

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Photograph: Courtesy Max Touhey Photography

New York Public Library

Movie theaters Midtown West

All New York Public Library locations will be closed to  beginning Saturday, March 14 through (at least) Tuesday, March 31. Friday, March 13 is be the last day the public can pick up holds or borrow books until library locations reopen their doors.

A statement on their website from Tony Marx, NYPL President: "We know the Library is a critical resource for New Yorkers of all ages, so we are taking steps to support our patrons as much as possible during this temporary closure: All late fees will be suspended and due dates extended during the closure period. The Library is working to expand access to e-books and increase awareness of our vast array of online resources. For example, New Yorkers can sign up for a library card to read e-books on our SimplyE app, use research databases, and much more. To learn more, visit our website, or stay tuned for email updates. Patrons can access the Library's Census resources online. All branches will be sanitized before they reopen. Ask NYPL virtual reference will be available and answering any questions."

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Photograph: Jonathan Muzikar, © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Museums Art and design Midtown West

The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 are closed until further notice.

Glenn D. Lowry, The David Rockefeller Director of The Museum of Modern Art, said: "Nothing is more important to MoMA than the health and safety of our community. We take seriously our responsibility as a civic institution to serve the public good." The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and the MoMA Design Stores on 53rd Street and in Soho are all closed. 

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Attractions Historic buildings and sites Boerum Hill

BAM has suspended live programming and is closed until further notice.

"In consideration of the health of its audiences, staff, and artists, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will immediately suspend all live programming.

Ticket holders for canceled presentations will be notified. Tickets may be refunded to the method of payment provided at the time of purchase, or alternately donated to BAM. Ticket buyers who purchased with cash are asked to contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 for assistance."

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Edge Observation Deck
Photograph: Courtesy Related-Oxford

Edge Observation Deck

Attractions Midtown West

Edge is closed until futher notice.

"Edge will temporarily close effective Friday, March 13 following the latest guidance from the Governor. The health and safety of our employees and visitors remains our top priority. To help reduce infection risk, we will continue to conduct deep cleaning and disinfection of all spaces. We look forward to announcing when we’ll be able to welcome our staff and visitors back to Edge," they stated on their website.

Madison Square Garden
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Madison Square Garden

Music Music venues Midtown West

MSG is closed. 

"The Madison Square Garden Company supports Governor Cuomo’s decision regarding New York venues. We encourage you to check back to this site, which will be your source for further details about our future events, which we will update regularly as more information becomes available," they stated on their website.

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Chris Lavado

Avant Gardner

Nightlife East Williamsburg

Avant Gardner has suspended all shows and is closed until further notice.

"As a venue and as members of a greater community, we find ourselves in uncharted waters. All events at Avant Gardner in the month of March are postponed and our team is actively working with agents, managers, artists, and clients to reschedule the affected shows. 
In the case that an event becomes impossible to reschedule, we will reach out to those ticket holders directly with more information,⁠" they stated.

Photograph: David Heald, © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2017

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Museums Art and design Upper East Side

The Guggenheim is closed, and all events have also been canceled.

"As a proactive measure to protect the health of the museum’s visitors and staff, the museum is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. All tours and public events scheduled through April 30, 2020 are cancelled or postponed," they stated on their website.

 

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Photograph: Courtesy the Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

Museums Art and design Meatpacking District

The Whitney Museum of American Art will close temporarily and cancel all events starting Friday at 5 pm.

"In the interest of protecting the wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, and following guidance from local, state and federal authorities regarding measures that best promote public health, we have decided to temporarily close the Whitney to the public and cancel all events, beginning on Friday, March 13, at 5 pm," they wrote in a statement on their website. 

Photograph: Courtesy The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum

Museums History Central Park

The Jewish Museum will be closed until further notice. Its programs and events have also been canceled. Refunds will be issued.

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TKTS Booth in Times Square
Photograph: Courtesy Theater Development Fund

All Broadway theaters

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All Broadway productions are effectively closed immediately. 

The Broadway League has announced that the ban will be in effect until Sunday, April 12.

“I don’t want to see Broadway go dark if we can avoid it,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said this morning. “I want to see if we can strike some kind of balance.” But as major New York cultural institutions fell like dominos today—including the Metropolitan Opera, the Metropolitan Museum and Carnegie Hall—it has become clear that Broadway would follow soon. People with tickets for performances through April 12 can contact their points of purchase to get refunds and exchanges for the canceled performances.

It remains to be seen how these productions will adjust to the closures. According to an estimate in Deadline, the shutdown will cost the industry more than $100 million in lost revenue. 

The Mets' Citi Field
Photograph: Virginia Rollison

MLB Opening Day

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Spring Training games and the start of the 2020 regular season have been postponed, according to the MLB. MLB will announce changes to the schedule at a later time and "will remain flexible as events warrant, with the hope of resuming normal operations as soon as possible," it said in a statement. "Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our players, employees and fans." 

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Photograph: Courtesy Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Smithsonian Museum Day

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day on April 4 was going to offer free admission for two to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Museum of Chinese in America, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Intrepid Sea, Museum at Eldridge Street,  Air & Space Museum, Bard Graduate Center Gallery, Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden among others. 

It is now cancelled. The Smithsonian is also postponing/cancelling its public events through May 3.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Photograph: Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.com

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Theater Performing arts space Upper West Side

Lincoln Center is suspending performances and screenings as of 5pm Thursday March 12, for the entirety of March.
“However, the status of Lincoln Center Theater is to be determined in line with the decisions of the Broadway League,” the institution tweeted outTicketholders should contact their point of sale for refunds.

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Carnegie Hall

Music Music venues Midtown West

Carnegie Hall has officially cancelled all March events, effective at midnight, March 13. Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute—whether taking place at Carnegie Hall or in off-site locations—is also suspended through May 10.

All free Carnegie Hall Citywide performances in venues throughout New York City are also cancelled through March 10, according to the venueIf you purchased tickets by credit card from Carnegie Hall for a performance that has been cancelled then you’ll receive automatic refunds. If you purchased by cash at the Box Office, you can email a scan or photo of the tickets to feedback@carnegiehall.org, along with complete contact details through June 30, 2020, for a refund. Those who purchased tickets directly from other concert presenters should contact that presenter for refund information.

A New York Rangers game
Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

NHL games

Things to do

The NHL has paused the 2019-20 season after a NBA player tested positive. "Following last night's news...and given that our leagues share so many facilities and locker rooms and now it seems likely that some member of the NHL community would test positive at some point–it is no longer appropriate to try to continue to play games at this time."

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Photograph: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museums Art and design Central Park

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that all three of its locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters—will be closed starting Friday March 13. 

Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of the Museum, explained: "The Met's priority is to protect and support our staff, volunteers, and visitors, and we have been taking several proactive precautionary measures, including discouraging travel to affected areas, implementing rigorous cleaning routines, and staying in close communication with New York City health officials and the Centers for Disease Control. While we don't have any confirmed cases connected to the Museum, we believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, which at this time calls for us to minimize gatherings while maintaining the cleanest environment possible. We look forward to soon announcing when we'll be able to welcome our staff and visitors back to the Museum." 

Photograph: Courtesy Grand Bazaar NYC

Grand Bazaar NYC

Shopping Markets and fairs Upper West Side

This Upper West Side year-round bazaar and one of NYC’s oldest and largest marketplaces for vintage and antiques, just announced they're shutting down their weekly markets through the end of the month. 

"Due to the current situation we are suspending our Sunday market activities until March 29," they wrote in a statement on their official Twitter account. "The health and safety of our vendors, visitors and staff is our highest priority. We thank you for your understanding and support. Stay safe!"

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Courtesy International Culinary Center

Pastryland Bake Sale

Things to do

This national non-profit fundraiser for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, is now rescheduled for June 13–14. The fundraiser and conference in June will still have the same highlights.

Photograph: Marielle Solan

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Things to do Festivals

The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade will be postponed due to coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced.

"Today I had several conversations with the organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade to determine whether the parade should move forward in light of the evolving situation and increased case count in the New York City area," Governor Cuomo said in a statement. "Following those conversations, I recommended and the parade's leadership agreed to postpone this year's parade due to the high density and the large volume of marchers and spectators who attend. While I know the parade organizers did not make this decision lightly, public health experts agree that one of the most effective ways to contain the spread of the virus is to limit large gatherings and close contacts, and I applaud the parade's leadership for working cooperatively with us. While the risk to New Yorkers remains low and we want to avoid social and economic disruptions, we have an obligation to take action to contain the spread of this virus."

This is the first time in the parade's 258-year history that it has been postponed. There was no word yet as to when the celebration would be rescheduled to.

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GLAAD Media Awards
Photograph: Grace Chu

GLAAD Media Awards

Things to do

The GLAAD Media Awards will no longer take place on March 19.

GLAAD’s Rich Ferraro, Chief Communications Officer and an Executive Producer of the GLAAD Media Awards, issued the following statement:

"We were planning to unveil a historic get-out-the-vote campaign at the event because everything is at stake for LGBTQ Americans this election year, and are hopeful that the program and GLAAD’s ongoing work to fight against anti-LGBTQ discrimination will continue to be supported and funded. Since the event is canceled, our advocacy work will experience a loss of funding and we encourage community members and allies to consider becoming a GLAAD member to ensure this work continues."

Photograph: Courtesy Dolly Faibyshev

The Center

LGBTQ+ Midtown West

New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is closed indefinitely.

 Its annual Center Dinner on Thursday, April 2, is also canceled.

"This is a challenging and stressful time for all New Yorkers, and Center staff are working directly with our current clients to arrange services via teleconference or phone when possible," it said in a statement. "Center staff who are able to work remotely will do so during our closure, with limited staff available to respond to inquiries and questions related to the interruption in our services. Our phone lines will remain open during this time."  

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Photograph: Courtesy The New York Peace Film Festival

The New York Peace Film Festival

Things to do

The festival of films to promote peace in the world, which was set for March 28, has been postponed until further notice.

New York Public Libraries

4 out of 5 stars
Attractions Libraries, archives and foundations Midtown West

The New York Public Library system, which covers the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, is suspending public programming at all of its branches for the month of March.

"The decision to cancel library programs was not taken lightly, as programs such as story times, technology training classes, and English language classes are lifelines for so many," NYPL said in a statement. "But considering the current situation, and the need to limit large crowds, this was the most responsible path forward to support the health and well-being of our communities."

While the NYPL has suspended all programming and events, the buildings themselves will remain open during regular hours.

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The 2018 Women In The World Summit in New York City; 4/14/2018
Photograph: Courtesy Marc Bryan-Brown

Women in the World Summit 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Things to do Talks and lectures

Slated for April 2–3, the Women in the World Summit has been cancelled.

"We believe we were putting together the finest summit yet," organizers said in a statement. "So our hearts are heavy, but they’re also filled with gratitude for all of the amazing women who had planned to be on our stage, and all of those who supported Women in the World."

New York International Auto Show
Photograph: Daimler AG

New York International Auto Show

Things to do Exhibitions Javits Center, Hell's Kitchen

Originally planned for April 10–19, the Auto Show has been postponed to August 28–September 6, 2020.

"For 120 years, 'the show must go on' has been heavily embedded in our DNA, and while the decision to move the show dates didn’t come easy, our top priority remains with the health and well-being of all those involved in this historic event," said Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association. "We have already been in communication with many of our exhibitors and partners and are confident that the new dates for the 2020 Show will make for another successful event."

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