Update from New York City - How life is changing here in NYC


COVID-19 UPDATESUpdated: April 1st

Drastic measures have also been taken in New York, as in many other states, to try to curb the spread of coronavirus - COVID-19. Blocking flights to Europe, closure of schools in some states such as California, an indefinite ban on events with 250+ people. And it is news of a few hours ago that President Trump declared the National Emergency. Broadway theaters and museums will close, as well as restaurants and bars, Starbucks is also likely to close all its store, and all this is changing daily and strongly affecting the way New Yorkers are used to working, eating and living their daily lives.

Central Park during first spread of COVID-19
Central Park during COVID-19

Even if in the city and in some places like Central Park, we still seem to be living a somewhat normal life, you just have to go to supermarkets and pharmacies to notice how everything is changing. Empty shelves, long line at the checkouts ...

The situation is certainly constantly updating and evolving. For now, we give you the long list of events that are now suspended and the closings of many famous institutions until further notice.

Sports Events suspended 

The NBA suspended the season after a player was found positive for coronavirus.
MLS, Major League Soccer, has suspended games at least for 30 days.
NHL has suspended the 2019/2020 season.
NCAA, March Madness, college basketball, is played behind closed doors.
NASCAR has postponed the next two races in Atlanta and Homestead-Miami.

Events canceled and temporary closings

Among the canceled events, the St. Patrick's Parade is canceled for the first time in 258 years.
The Half Marathon to be held on March 15th.
The Tribeca Film Festival has been postponed
The Bronx Botanical Gardens closed until further notice
The new Edge observatory, inaugurated on March 11th, closed until further notice
Madison Square Garden has suspended all events.

We also see the closure of museums and shows.

  • The 9/11 Memorial Museum is closed for a "temporary period of time".
  • The American Museum of Natural History is temporarily closed.
  • Broadway theaters closed with theaters, the limitation on theaters will be in effect until further notice.
  • The Brooklyn Museum is closed to the public and postpones or cancels all public programs until further notice, including events scheduled until the end of April.
  • The Bronx Museum of Arts temporarily closed and all scheduled events are canceled.
  • Carnegie Hall until further notice. The Metropolitan Opera canceled all shows until further notice, offering those who had purchased tickets for those events a refund or credit for a future show.
  • The Cooper Hewitt - The Barrio Museum - The Frick Collection until April 3
  • The Guggenheim is temporarily closed "until further notice" and all events at the museum until April 30 are canceled or postponed.
  • The Jewish Museum is closed for two weeks
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the closure of all three locations, starting March 13. An early reopening date has not been announced.
  • The Morgan Library and Museum is closed until March 30th and has canceled all events and programs scheduled for the month.
  • The Museum of the City in New York is temporarily closed.
  • The Museum of Modern Art, MoMa, as well as the sister institution MoMA PS1 and its MoMA Design Stores, will close until March 30, when the museum "will reevaluate the situation".
  • The Neue Galerie is closed "until further notice".
  • The New-York Historical Society is closed until the end of March
  • The New York Philharmonic canceled all performances from March 12th to 31st.
  • The Whitney Museum has temporarily closed and will "cancel all events" for an indefinite period of time.