The latest from New York - Summer Edition 2021

08/06/2021



Let's see what's the latest from New York City ... Seems like we live in a reality where lots of things keep changing very quickly, hard to keep up at times, but these bits seem to be "Happy News" that we can finally share. Let's go ahead and see what the city is offering us for the rest of the Summer and early Autumn!

"Homecoming Week" is coming - But what is it?

It is not a mystery or a secret that New York City was one of the cities hardest hit by Covid-19 in 2020 ... Not only in contagions and numbers but economically too, losing much of the yearly revenues from the tourism & entertainment industry. To celebrate the various re-opening, the long-awaited return to "normal capacity", over 70% of the population vaccinated, and hopefully to traveling again 100% soon, the city along with NYC & Co. Tourism Organization and the most important venues has declared the week between August 14th and 21st 2021 - Homecoming Week in New York. A week where many events, concerts, art, music, cinema, theater, etc. are organized, some for free and others for a fee, to bring New Yorkers out "to live again" their own beloved city. Events that will culminate with the long-awaited mega concert on August 21st in Central Park.

The Concert in Central Park - August 21st - "We Love NYC"

Where? Central Park, Great Lawn.
When? August 21st at 5 pm.
Who will sing? World-class artists including Bocelli, Springsteen, The Killers, LL Cool J, Paul Simon, and many more.
Where do I buy the Tickets? Both free and paid VIP tickets will be available. We recommend that you consult TicketMaster for tickets and all the info about the event. Click Here for The Direct Link

Live Performances Return to NYC

Broadway - Shows & Musicals

More & more Shows and Musicals are available. The new guidelines will be in place for all shows until October 31, 2021 - wear an acceptable face covering at all times, including during the show, except when eating or drinking in designated places, show proof of full vaccination along with your ticket at the time of entry or negative swab result performed within 72 hours of the show.

Dizzy's Club  - Jazz Live Events

Performances resume at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Lounge, the club with sweeping views of Central Park. Advance ticket purchase online is highly recommended. Evidence of vaccination or negative swab may be required upon entry per national, state, and city guidelines at the time of the show.
Tickets will be sent by email immediately after purchase and 3/5 days before the show, always by email, you will receive all the necessary information including important health & safety protocols for admission to the Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Exhibitions and Museums

MoMa: Automania until January 2022 - Cézanne until 25 September - Alexander Calder until January 2022

Metropolitan: The New Woman Behind the Camera until October 3 - The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570 until October 11 - The Roof Garden Commission: Alex Da Corte, As Long as the Sun Lasts until October 31 - A New Look at Old Masters until Spring 2022 for more information visit https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions

Other Upcoming Events

US Tennis Open - August 30th, 2021 - September 12th, 2021
New York Giants Football Preseason - https://www.giants.com/schedule/
Labor Day Weekend - September 6th, 2021
Feast of San Gennaro - from September 16th to the 26th in Little Italy

COVID-19 Guidelines & Restrictions - The Latest News

US Border Re-Opening - When? 

The long-awaited reopening of the US borders for European citizens is still a "work in progress." The latest news (via Reuters) seems to indicate that our administration – the White House, the CDC, and the appropriate bodies are evaluating the possible reopening of our borders that will require proof of Vaccination for all tourists (regardless of the country of origin) visiting the US. Possible dates for such implementation have not yet been released. We will update you as soon as possible.

Mandatory Proof of Vaccination Will be Required Soon in NYC - To Enter Where?

NYC will be one of the first major cities in the US to implement the mandatory vaccine to get access to many businesses including Restaurants, Gyms, Theaters, etc. A rule that will be applied from August 16th (at least one vaccine dose required) and then mandatory from September 13th (both vaccine doses required) for everyone, citizens and visitors. This new rule will in fact also involve Broadway musicals. To get access to the theater, all guests will have to show proof of vaccination and also wear a mask. If you want to make sure you have all the latest guidelines and make sure that the documents you have are accepted as proof, we will be happy to help you with your Musical Booking and Reservation.

Is the Mask Mandatory Again?

At the moment, unlike Los Angeles and San Francisco, New York City has not yet reinstated the "Mask Mandate", thus leaving the free choice to venues and citizens, but unlike a few months ago, the NYC administration has now updated its Guideline saying it is "strongly recommended to wear masks inside even for vaccinated citizens as long as the variant remains high."


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