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Broadway, Other New York Arts Events, Canceled Because of Virus


Broadway and several other major cultural institutions in New York said Thursday that they would close temporarily in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

The announcement came as Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered restrictions on public gatherings of more than 500 people. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic all said they would shutter in an effort to help prevent exposure.

Here is a brief list of events and performances in New York City that have been postponed or canceled.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the Met Breuer and the Met Cloisters, are closed starting Friday. The Met will also undergo a thorough cleaning.

The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 are closed through March 30.

The Whitney Museum of American Art will close temporarily and cancel all events beginning on Friday at 5 p.m.

The Guggenheim is closed until further notice. All events have been canceled.

The American Museum of Natural History will be temporarily closed starting Friday.

The Brooklyn Museum announced it would close temporarily beginning Friday and undergo a deep cleaning. All programs will be postponed or canceled until further notice.

The Jewish Museum said it would close on Friday for two weeks. All public programs and events are canceled and refunds will be issued.

The Neue Galerie said late Thursday it was closed until further notice.

The Tribeca Film Festival, which was set to begin April 15, has been delayed until further notice.

Film at Lincoln Center, which includes the Walter Reade Theater and Eleanor Bunin Munroe Theater, closed Thursday.

Screenings for the final weekend of the 2020 New York International Children’s Film Festival have been canceled.

The New Directors/New Films festival, set to open March 25, and the Chaplin Award Gala, honoring Spike Lee, originally scheduled for April 27, will be rescheduled for the fall.

All performances at The Metropolitan Opera have been canceled through March 31.

Carnegie Hall canceled all events starting Friday through March 31.

The New York Philharmonic canceled all performances through March 31.

The Shed is suspending exhibitions and performances through March 30.

The 92nd Street Y will be suspending talks and performances until March 22.

Ars Nova suspended all programming for 30 days as of Thursday.

59E59 Theaters announced it was suspending public programming and plans to resume performances on April 1.

The Sheen Center will be closed starting Friday through March 30.

Noche Flamenca’s Antígona at La MaMa will be rescheduled. Performances had been scheduled from March 19 to April 5.

Flamenco Festival 20/20 at City Center, which was scheduled for March 27-29 and April 3-5, is canceled.

The dance show Beyond Babel, at the Gym at Judson Theater, will be on hiatus until April 7.



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