Fraunces Taven Museum
In an effort to support New York City’s public health efforts, the Museum will be close to the public as of March 17, through March 30.
Our administrative staff will contine to work hard to fulfill our mission.
Battery Park City Authority
In an effort to limit crowding in public spaces, BPCA programming is canceled until further notice.
The Community Center at Stuyvesant High School is closed until further notice
All Battery Park City parks and BPCA offices remain otherwise open for business. (Parks lawns, currently closed for winter, are scheduled to re-open next month.)
Church Street School of Music
Dear Church Street School Community,
Out of an abundance of caution, and in adherence with the requests for social distancing from authorities, the decision has been made to close Church Street School’s in-person programs at both onsite and offsite locations through the end of March, when we will reassess the situation.
We are planning to initiate our online program offerings beginning Monday March 23rd, and you will hear more about that in the coming days. The most important thing right now is for all of us to stay calm and stay connected.
Lisa Ecklund-Flores, PHD Executive Director, Founder
Church Street School for Music and Art
At this unsettled moment, I hope this message finds you and your family healthy, safe and taking appropriate precautions as we all grapple with the implications of COVID-19.
The impacts of the coronavirus are felt citywide, and while we are cognizant of disruptions that may alter all of our routines, we have also taken great comfort in the vigilant and prudent response by businesses, individuals and organizations to maintain composure while protecting those who are most vulnerable.
New Yorkers have always banded together, especially during tough times. We know that what impacts some of us impacts all of us. I am thankful to be part of such a strong community, one that knows that we are all in this together.
As news has developed over the day, our leadership team has determined that the best course of action for the immediate future is the following:
Beginning Monday, March 16th our building will be open from 9:00am – 6:00pm daily. This will allow us to provide critical care for families that need it during this time.
Our Community Center programs will continue to be here for you. Please make the choice that is best for you and your family in determining your visits to the Center.
Please understand that we may ask anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness to return home until they are feeling better.
Founder and Executive Director
New York Public Library
After carefully considering a multitude of factors and the rapidly changing situation in New York City around novel coronavirus (COVID-19),all New York Public Library locations will be closed to the public beginning on Saturday, March 14 through at least Tuesday, March 31.
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.
Patrons can access the Library’s Census resources online.
All branches will be sanitized before they reopen.
Anthony W. Marx
President, The New York Public Library
In support of efforts to diminish the spread of COVID-19, Poets House is postponing all public programs scheduled throughout the rest of March. For the time being most workshops will go forward as planned since they are smaller gatherings and do not entail crowding. Participants who feel anxious about attending may request a refund for the sessions missed.
The library will be closed, as of Saturday, March 14, until further notice.
We send support and warm wishes to you and thank you for the ways you build community by protecting each other. We will remain agile and continue to post information about our openings & closings, and be active online.
The decision was made to be responsive to current conditions and suspend march programs. We are setting up live-streaming options for programs moving forward and we already have online learning options for adult language and literature classes for our spring semester starting on April 6. Kids classes will follow.
South Street Seaport Museum
South Street Seaport Museum will temporarily close to the public beginning March 13, 2020 for at least two weeks.
Capt. Jonathan Boulware, President of the South Street Seaport Museum said, “We’ve been planning for this possibility. It’s painful to do, but we must take care of our staff and visitors. We have a duty, too, as a civic organization, as a convener of people, to do our part to help stem the spread of this virus. When and at what pace the Seaport Museum will reopen to the public will be determined through thoughtful consideration of this rapidly evolving situation. We continue to follow guidance from our City and State governmental partners as well as from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).”
National Museum of the American Indian
To our visitors and supporters,
I wanted to reach out to you and let you know directly that as a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the National Museum of the American Indian will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14.
We are diligently focused on ensuring the continued health and safety of all our visitors, employees, and volunteers. We are in close communication with local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a re-opening date at this time.
We will provide updates on a week-to-week basis via our website.
We appreciate your understanding at this time. The museum staff and I look forward to welcoming you back when we reopen.
Kevin Gover (Pawnee) Director
Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
It is with an abundance of caution that we have decided to postpone the majority of our public programming, including the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art’s gallery hours, until March 31.
Snug Harbor’s main outdoor grounds and gardens will remain open to all. We hope that despite the disruptions to daily life that this situation presents, you will still be able to enjoy the beauty and comfort of springtime at Snug Harbor.
The following events and attractions in March will remain scheduled as planned:
• New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden – Regular operating hours in effect
• Signs of Spring Tour: March 19 and 21, 1:00 PM
• Choose the Right Bin for You (NYC Compost Project): March 14, 11:00 AM
• Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project): March 14, 1:00 PM
• Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project): March 24, 1:00 PM
As this situation is constantly evolving, please continue to check snug-harbor.org/covid19
for news and updates of postponements and cancellations at Snug Harbor.