Sunday, March 15, 2020

Updating: Coronavirus-related closures and suspensions in the East Village

[Sanitizer shelves at Rite Aid on 1st Avenue via Stacie Joy]

Here's the start of a list (March 13) of coronavirus-related closures or suspended activities in the East Village. We'll continue to update as more announcements are made. Send any relevant info to this email. Find the bars-restaurants listing at this link.

Updated 5 a.m. 3/16: Mayor de Blasio has announced that restaurants, bars and cafes will only be allowed to serve only take-out and delivery starting 9 a.m. on 3/17.


All New York Public Library events and programs are cancelled through March 31. However, the neighborhood branches — Ottendorfer, Tompkins Square and Hamilton Fish — will remain open. Updated: All public libraries will now be closed from March 14 through at least March 31.

• The Cooper Union Library is now closed through March 22.

• The the 14th Street Y is now closed for at least a week.

• The Brant Foundation, 421 E. Sixth St., is closed indefinitely. More info here.

• The Pyramid Club, 101 Avenue A, is closed until further notice.

• Howl! Happening, 6 E. First St., is closed until further notice.

• The Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave., has suspended all screenings for the rest of March, effective immediately.

• New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. Fourth St., is suspending all public programming for 31 days, effective immediately.

• All public events and performances of shows at La MaMa are suspended as of tomorrow (March 13) until further notice.

• Bowery Ballroom has is rescheduling its slate of shows through the end of the month.

• Webster Hall on 11th Street is closed until further notice.

• Mercury Lounge on East Houston is rescheduling its slate of shows though March.

• The annual Zoroastrian Fire Jumping Event, set to take place March 17 in Sarah Roosevelt Park, has been cancelled this year.

• The Swiss Institute on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place exhibitions has put a hold on all public programs and education workshops effective immediately.

• The Ukrainian Museum on Sixth Street is closing its galleries and discontinuing all programs until further notice.

• Events at the Third Street Music School are currently postponed.

• Nublu and Nublu Classic on Avenue C are closed for the weekend.

• The Bhakti Center at 25 First Ave. has suspended all public events, including weekly yoga classes and all other workshops, until March 27.

• Fun City Tattoo on St. Mark's Place is now closed through March 28.

• Alongside Abrons Arts Center, the East Village Dance Project has suspended group classes until at least March 29. They're experimenting now with holding virtual sessions.

• Academy Records at 415 12th St. closes indefinitely after 3/15. They'll still be selling records via Instagram and Discogs.

• Mast Books at 72 Avenue A is closed for now.

[Photo by Steven]

• Spark Pretty, 333 E. Ninth St.

• City Fun Shop, 45 First Ave.

• The Strand, 828 Broadway

• Exit9 Gift Emporium, 51 Avenue A

• Downtown Yarns, 45 Avenue A

• Turntable Lab, 84 E. 10th St. (You can shop online there!)


Anonymous said...

We just put our membership on hold at 14Y. I guess it’s the right thing to do? Who knows...

Anonymous said...

Immaculate Conception school is closed next week.

Anonymous said...

Manhattan being quarantined:

“I Am Legend!”

I can’t wait to fish at the Temple of Dendur.

By myself.

Anonymous said...

Another thing is the long lines at Trader Joe's and possibly other stores.

Anonymous said...

I waited in line for over an hour at TJ and was only able to get four things. Four! The shelves were empty yo. I have no words for what is unfolding right now.

Anonymous said...

At 12:30 pm the 14th Street Y announced they were closing for at least a week, and will re-evaluate next week whether to continue the closure.

Anonymous said...

Trader Joe's is nuts but Key Food, C-Town, Food Emporium and Fine Fare are all pretty stocked.

XTC said...

Flash forward to Nov 2020: HERE COMES THE BABY BOOM !

Anonymous said...

The Third Street Music School Settlement will be closed from tomorrow until April 19.

Anonymous said...

My favorite bar The Grafton on 1st Avenue and St. Marks is also closed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus.

Anonymous said...

I’m in the suburbs now. It’s nice😜

findkaye said...

Lavagna on East 5th Street announced their closure tonight:

To all of our Lavagna family:
For 21 years we have operated on the belief of bringing people together and welcoming them in. But now, bringing people together is not a good idea, nor is non-essential contact.
At the end of service tonight we will be temporarily shutting our doors to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
We believe this is in the best interest of our staff, our customers and our community.
We are determined to come back with a vengeance and see you all soon.
Stay safe, we love you and we miss you.

Anonymous said...

Everything is closed or should be by now ;_(